Tuesday, January 26, 2016
TWD BCM Carrot Cake and Lemon Squares
Apparently in my several months blogging hiatus I forgot how this works. I totally forgot to take a picture of the carrot cake. For the lemon squares I remembered just before eating the last available one. (I kept 8 out and hid the rest in the freezer.) Oh well! One thing I didn't forget is how much I love baking. Something about the sleep-deprivation of having an infant makes me crave sugar even more than usual, so I was eager to get back to this group as quickly as possible. My goal right now is just to make one recipe a month, but these were both relatively easy so here they are. On Christmas Day we were served an amazing, American style carrot cake with decadent cream cheese frosting. The French one was much easier to put together, seemed healthier (at least I'll tell myself that), and was delicious in its own right. However, in a contest I'd choose the American style one any day! When I first read that the lemon squares contained 4.5 stick of butter I planned on skipping them. A couple of weeks later I changed my mind. They were delicious (what wouldn't be with that much butter?), but I still think I prefer my mom's lemon bars with the confectioners sugar on top. The crisp topping was nice, but for me it took away from the true lemon flavor.