Monday, April 20, 2015

Carrot Bread for a Bake Sale

The high school Mark attends requires community service.  He and two of his pals were a little short, so I came up with a great idea: I'd lead 3 teenaged boys in baking goods for the library's used book and bake sale.  I must be nuts.  Actually, they are nice boys (even Mark), and I happily fed them teenage-boy-friendly dinners as a reward.

They made 2 kinds of cookies, 4 loaves of carrot bread, 3 pans of granola bars (and I made yeast raised rolls). 

The carrot bread didn't make the picture; it was in the bottom of the box:

They did a lot of baking!

So, since the carrot bread didn't make the pictures, here's the recipe I created:


3 cups flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs (or 3 egg whites)
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup chopped walnuts

Stir together the dry ingredients in your mixing bowl.  Add the eggs and oil, and beat until combined.  Stir in the carrots and walnuts.  Pour into 2 greased loaf pans.  Bake at 350F for 45 to 55 minutes, depending upon your pan size.  2 loaves.

The bake sale ladies were impressed with the giant box of goodies Mark hauled in on Saturday morning, and evidently these offerings sold pretty well.  I think Mark was pleased despite his grumbles to the contrary.

Happy Monday, everyone!


pam said...

That was a great idea!

Pam said...

Great job boys! I have never made carrot bread - I need to get on that asap.

Sue said...

Reminds me of helping my teenage brother and a couple of his friends make popcorn balls for a school event. There were lots of laughs.