Here is a delicious dessert made from carrots and dried fruits, easy and quick to make and terribly delicious.
Ingredients for 4 persons.
For the syrup:
- 150 g sugar
- 200 g of water
- 6 dried figs
- 6 prunes.
For the cake:
- 300 g of carrots
- 3 eggs
- 150 g brown sugar
- 80 g flour
- 50 g cornstarch
- 1 sachet of baking powder
- 50 g melted butter
- 20 g olive oil
- Vanilla (pod or extract)
- 1 handful of slivered almonds.
> Prepare the syrup by boiling the sugar and water.
> Add the dried fruits and let them swell for 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 170 ° C (th 5/6).
> Cook the carrots in 1 L of water for 30 min, mash them with a potato masher.
> Mix the flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder and sugar, add the eggs and whisk everything together.
> Stir in the crushed carrots, olive oil, melted butter and vanilla.
> Mix and pour into a mold.
> Place the dried fruits on the dough, pushing them in slightly. Sprinkle with slivered almonds.
> Bake for 40 min at 170 ° C.
Photo credit: © Alain Vacheron / Florent Carle / Carottes de France