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    Becky a 29 year old Brit , living in Bristol , United Kingdom

    Living in a studio flat in the centre of the city and working from home means I have one room in which I rest ,work and play . Kept company by my vegebox , laptop and a stack of recipe books . I love to cook with seasonal fresh and sometimes wild ingredients from my escapes to the countryside

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Carrot and Cardamom Cake

Carrot and Cardamon

This weekend was out walking in the Forest of Dean , where  the wild garlic is just beginning to poke through (expect more  recipes with it soon) I had made some sausage sandwiches with lashings of mustard  but adding some fresh wild garlic leaves took them to another level  however it  did mean a serious case of garlic breath a long way from a toothbrush or gum.

Wild Garlic and Sausage Sandwich

Very fortunate then to have this delicious cake cardamom being a natural breath freshener . Very happy with the way this cake turned out light springy and unbelievable moist , with flecks of carrot and gently smokiness of cardamom

Carrot and Cardamom Cake

Carrot and Cardamom Cake

175g light muscovado sugar
175ml sunflower oil
3 large eggs lightly beaten
300g grated carrots
10 pods worth of cardamom seeds
175g self-raising flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4/fan 160C.
2. Line an 18cm square baking tin
3. Cream the sugar and oil together , add the eggs
4. Stir in the grated carrots and cardamom pods
5.Mix in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices
6.Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 40- 45 minutes, until it feels firm and springy when you press it in the centre. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn it out
Optional – Ice with a mixture of water and icing sugar, add a few drops of ginger extract

If you liked this you might like these  cakes

Green Tea and Cardamom Madeleines
Carrot and Apricot Cake

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