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Scottish Recipes: Carrot CakeScottish Recipes: Carrot Cake

You could always open a can of carrot and orange soup but it would not taste nearly as good as this freshly made variety! And of course you can adjust the ingredients to get exactly the flavour you want.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 chopped onion
1lb/450 grams sliced carrots
2oz (65 grams or stick) butter
2oz (65 grams or cup) plain flour
1 pint (600ml or two and a half cups) chicken stock
1 pint (600ml or 2 cups, scant) milk
1 orange (juice and rind)
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 oz (one rounded tablespoon) chopped parsley

Preparation Method:

Melt the butter and add the onions and carrots. Cook gently (without colouring) then stir in the flour and cook for a further minutes. Gradually add the milk and chicken stock. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, then simmer for 20/30 minutes. Liquidise before adding orange juice (including shredded rind) and reheat - but do not boil. Serve sprinkled with parsley.


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