Bondi Farmers Market- A Playground of Food & Fun
So, yesterday we decided to walk down to the mind-blowing playground of food, fun and music that is the awesome Bondi Farmer's Markets! This place is a melting pot of culinary delights and creativity, where you will find delicious fresh produce, healthy smoothies, fresh cut flowers, farmstead cheeses and beautiful gluten free bread and treats. Somewhere along the way I was lucky to bump into the beautiful and talented Yolande (pictured), master creator of some of the most luscious treats I have ever seen. The gluten free carrot cake you can see in this picture is almost sinful in it's beauty and it is based on a recipe by the legendary Gretta Anna, one of Australia's top cookery teachers. You can check out Yolande's stall and much much more each Saturday at Bondi Beach Public School between 9am-1pm. Step in, have fun and taste some of the best food in Bondi xxxxxxx
Gretta Anna Carrot Cake (gluten free version)
1 cup grated carrots
400 grams crushed pineapple
1 cup gluten free flour
1 teaspon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
5 tablespoon oil
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup walnuts
3 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoon cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
250 grams icing sugar
Step 1- Grate fresh carrots to give one full cup & strain the juice from 400g can of crushed pineapple.
Step 2- In a bowl mix 1 cup of plain flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 3/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon each of salt & cinnamon & 3/4 cup sugar. Add 2 eggs and 5 tablespoon oil (just under 1/3 cup).
Step 3- Sir in the grated carrot, crushed pineapple & 1/4 cup chopped walnuts. Bake in a moderate oven of 170 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes and cool before covering with topping.
Step 4- To make cream cheese topping, place in a bowl 3 tablespoon butter, 3 tablespoon cream cheese, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 250g icing sugar and beat very well. If too thick add a small amount of milk to give a smooth consistency.
Gretta Anna's son, Martin Teplitzky, is carrying on the family tradition at the Martin Teplitzky Cooking Academy. For more information you can go to take2eggs.net