Recently I was tagged by Ruth from Ruth's Kitchen Experiments to bake bread for Breadline Africa. with our support they can convert shipping containers into locations for food production and distribution to the poor people of South Africa. the sustainable community kitchens not only provide food such as bread & soup to the needy but also gives the opportunity for skills development within these poor communities, thus teaching them skills that will enable them to earn their own bread as well. Breadline Africa's World wide Blogger Bake off Challenge aims to make $1m in funds. it gives bloggers a chance to make a difference! What can you do? bake bread give dough, feed Africa. you can sign up for the campaign make a donation, upload your bread recipe & document it in the media centre. you don't have to donate money, just mentioning the campain on your blog creates much needed awareness!!
The rules for bloggers are outlined below:
1. If you are tagged, copy and paste the rules into your post.
2. Bake bread, do something you wouldn’t normally do, and blog about it. Upload your picture and recipe.
3. Give dough, donate to Breadline Africa and help us end poverty.
4. Tag five bloggers, and ping us so we know you’ve done so.
for my bread I decided to bake carrot bread, tho it might sound unusual it really is good.
- 150 g white sugar
- 55 g packed brown sugar
- 180 ml sunflower seed oil
- 250 g all-purpose flour
- 9 g baking powder
- 5 g baking soda
- 2 g ground cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 1 g salt
- 110 g grated carrots
- 60 g chopped walnuts
- 3 ml vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 Degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, beat together the sugars and sunflower oil. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into the bowl while stirring occasionally. Beat the eggs together, and gradually stir into the batter until everything is combined. Mix in carrots, walnuts, and vanilla until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake on middle rack for 60 minutes, or until it tests done. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, and then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.