Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Quilting and Gluten Free Carrot Cake

For some reason Quilting Groups and Cake just seem to go together.

This is the Carrot Cake that we enjoyed at our Quilt Group this week.




Gluten Free Carrot Cake.


Crate carrots to 1 1/2 cups and place in a large bowl. Add 1 1/2 cups of sifted gluten free flour ( I used Bob's Red Mill gluten free all purpose baking flour) 1/2 cup sultanas, 1/2 cup currants, 1/4 cup slivered almonds, 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, 1/2 cup  chopped apricots, 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, 1/4 cup chopped brazil nuts, 1/2 cup desiccated coconut, 1 tsp mixed spice, 1 tsp cinnamon.

In a food processor blend together 3 eggs, 1/2 cup oil, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup of palm sugar (or raw sugar) and 2 tsp baking soda. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix well.

Spoon mixture into a lined 23cm round tin. Bake in the middle of the oven at 180C for 40 to 45 minutes. Check it is cooked by inserting a skewer. It is cooked if the skewer comes our clean.

Cream Cheese Icing

Put in a food processor 500g cream cheese, 1 1/2 cups icing sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp grated lemon rind, 1 tsp lemon juice. Process until smooth. When the cake is cold cover with the icing.

Enjoy 

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Saturday, 25 May 2013

This week - on the Design Wall



I attended a class this week at Quilts and Friends. This was the result from the 
technique that I learnt. 

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

The Covered Round Appliquéd Box


 I wanted to make a box and also to practice free motion appliqué so thought this was a good opportunity.

 The design is cut out and ironed in position using Heat n Bond Lite.


With tear away stabiliser underneath I was able to free motion stitch with silver metallic thread to get a design and also hold the appliqué in place.

I was able to create a box

to fit the size of the design

Thanks for the visit.

Regards
Heather

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Welcome to the start of Heather's blog

Welcome to my blog which has now been created with the encouragement of a friend. I would love you to join me in my sewing room where I love to design, create, inspire with techniques and work on designs. I am looking forward to an interesting journey as a Blogger.
Thanks for the visit.
Heather


Welcome to my room.