Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Carrot Bread & Easter Decorations

Easter is just around the corner, and today I spent some time putting out a few decorations.

Some wooden decorations on the coat closet door.

Some whimsical figures.

I used to buy decorations in pairs, one boy and one girl, so Sarah and Joseph would have a new fun ornament to look at each year.  So I have quite a few pairs of various Easter decorations.

I especially enjoy the little bunnies in the baskets, they bobble, and I have always enjoyed these little rabbits.

I decided to make up a couple loaves of my mother's Carrot Bread this evening.  I always like to make Carrot bread and carrot cake during the spring.

Growing up, my mother always made the most delicious quick breads, her coffee cake and carrot bread were  my favorite.

Here is Grandma Wendy's (my mom's) Carrot Bread recipe.

Preheat oven to 325 F.
Grease and flour a loaf pan

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups grated carrot ( I like mine more finely shredded)

Mix eggs and sugar, add oil, mix well, add in the rest of of the ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined.  Bake for roughly 1 hour, until knife inserted in center comes out clean.  I doubled this recipe and made two loaves.

I wanted to make this recipe with whole wheat, but sadly I went to cupboard and all I had was white flour (time to go grocery shopping!) so I had to make this bread with white flour, it was still yummy, but this bread tastes wonderful with the whole wheat.

Here is how it turned out.  I love that you can see the shredded carrots, what a great way to sneak in veggies.

We are enjoying a nice spring break this week and have been having fun relaxing as well as visiting with family.  I am looking forward to planning more Easter fun this next week.  What is your traditional Easter meal?


  1. That bread looks delish! I like the bunnies that look like chocolate!

  2. Your bread looks terrific, April. My son always requests carrot cake this time of year. Wonder if this bread would satisfy his craving. Funny that you should ask about Easter meals. I was thinking about writing a post about that soon.

  3. Thanks Andrea and Jane! My whole family really enjoyed this bread. Jane, I bet your son would enjoy it too. I would love to read a post about your Easter dinner, it is always fun to get some new ideas. :)


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