A Christmasis Carrot Cake


So as tradition in my family for Christmas we all get together and celebrate Christmas eve with a home full of love and joy. All branches of the family come together and is such a magical and beautiful fun night! Getting to see relatives we haven’t seen in a while and the feeling of being home, truly home is describable, simply great and it fills up any heart 🙂

Every year we all bring something to help filling up the dinner table. This year I decided to try a Carrot Cake using a recipe given to me this summer by a very nice group of surfer girls who stayed at my house this summer to surf. While there were here they made this delicious Carrot Cake that I had to ask for the recipe! Finally now I got the time and moment to do it so here it is the recipe of a delicious and fairly easy to make Carrot Cake. The only tip I give you straight way is – do not beat the flour into the egg mixture with the electrical mixer, stir it gently with a wire whip. I say this because it cost twice of the ingredients and time since I had to make a second one because the first one didn’t turned out the way I hoped! But oh well it is all about don’t giving up and gladly the second one was just fine, so learning by my mistake, don’t use the electrical mixer for flour, wire whip, wire whip! 🙂

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Ingredients:

Frosting

 Preparation

1. Whip the eggs and sugar together.

2. Mix flour, baking powder, vanilla sugar, cinnamon and ginger. Add them into the egg mixture and stir it with a wire whip.

3. Add the grated carrots.

4. Take it to the oven at 200ºC for about 20 minutes.

5. Mix the soft butter, Philadelphia and powder sugar and spread it over the cake.

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Let the spirit of Christmas live between us not only on Christmas but everyday of our lives because love, share and care is never too much 🙂

Love,

Carolina

Molotof


To all of you I truly hope you have had an amazing Christmas full of love, magic, joy, smiles, food and fun! 🙂 Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year and combining two passions of mine Christmas and baking, around Christmas time the kitchen is always very busy! Every cake is different but with me I do tend to put eggs in pretty much anything I do and sometimes more egg yolk than egg whites. Here is a very easy recipe and great idea to put into use those extra egg whites from the cakes! I did it to safe the egg whites I had left from my Pastel de Nata (: Hope you enjoy it and it helpful!

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So to do this easy and quick Molotof recipe  you will need:

  • 8 egg whites
  • 5 tbsp of yellow sugar
  • caramel

Preparation:

1. Whisk the egg white. Add the sugar and whisk until it turns into a very smooth mixture.

2. Add the caramel (as much as you like) and stir it by hand.

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3. Pre-heat the oven at 180ºC. Put the Molotof in the oven for 8 minutes then turn off the temperature and let it rest for 30 minutes in the oven.

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4. After the 38 minutes take it out of the oven and place it in a plate right away. And it’s ready to serve!

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Busy Week!


This week has been a busy busy week!! Happy to finally can say – I am free from uni work!! Classes ended last week and this week it has been all about working which is the only reason why I can’t say I am already in holidays! And more then that also because I am not home yet…But almost!! Can’t wait for it, I am so ready for Christmas!!! It is by far my favorite time of the year!! Love, family, fun, food, relax and being on vacation e be able to just stay cozy in the sofa with a warm blanket over me while watching those usual but always good xmas movies and eating my granny’s xmas cake.. 🙂 Is there any better combination? 🙂

Meanwhile this week, being more specific last Tuesday I got my first ever pass as a Journalist to the Annual Fashion Show that took place in Birmingham!! It was such an amazing experience that I absolutely loved it! It didn’t even feel like working and I had so much fun! 🙂 Soon I will share here with you more of my first experience as a fashion journalist, and also as a journalist at all! Can’t wait to show you the amazing fashion show I got the chance to assist!! 🙂

Esta semana tem sido bem ocupada!! Mas finalmente posso dizer – estou livre dos trabalhos da universidade! As aulas acabaram a semana passada e esta semana tem sido meramente trabalho, razão pela qual ainda não posso dizer que me sinta completamente de férias e mais do que isso, porque também ainda não estou em casa! Mas está quase! Mal posso esperar, estou mais que pronta para o Natal!!! É de longe a minha época favorita do ano!! Amor, familia, diversão, comida, relax e estar de férias e poder ficar no sofa com um mantinha bem aconchegante sobre o colo e a ver aqueles repetidos mas sempre adoráveis filmes de Natal na televisão enquanto soboreio o bolo rei feito pela avó.. 🙂 Poderia haver melhor combinação? 🙂

Entretanto esta semana, mais especificamente esta Terça-feira tive o meu primeirissimo pass como Jornalista para o anual Fashin Show que este ano teve lugar em Birmingham! So completamente deslumbrante e um experiência espectacular que eu adorei completamente! Nem parecia que estava a trabalhar pois diverti-me imenso! 🙂 Brevemente partilharei aqui com vocês mais da minha primeira experiência como jornalista de moda, e na verdade, como jornalista de todo! Mal posso esperar para vos mostrar o espectaculo de moda fanatstico a que tive a sorte de assitir!! 🙂1454801_10200424766941312_346403023_n