Friday, December 24, 2010

Piccadilly Carrot Souffle

I first tasted Piccadilly Carrot Souffle side dish at a Piccadilly Cafeteria in WPB, Florida several years ago and spent the next 6 months trying every recipe I could find that might be “it.” Then a lady posted it to a recipe list I was on, and EUREKA!! “it” was finally found. I have tweaked it a wee bit to make it less sweet than the original recipe. This is a perennial favorite, enjoyed by everyone, even kids who don’t like veggies.

2 lb. carrots (about 8 med-large) peeled, and cut into chunks
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup flour
4 eggs
1/2 cup butter, melted
Cook the carrots until tender; drain and mash. In large mixing bowl, combine mashed carrots, sugar, baking powder, vanilla and flour. Beat for 3 minutes.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue to beat, slowly adding melted butter.  Pour mixture into a greased 1-1/2 quart baking dish or 9″ square pan. Bake at 325F about an hour, or until set in the centre. Note: if your oven runs hot, reduce the temperature a bit to avoid scorching the bottom.
To serve,lightly dust the top with powdered sugar.

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