Carrot-Orange Bomb

I was watching MasterChef Australia on LF. The contestants had 4 hours to create a beautifully layered master-piece. That challenge inspired me to challenge myself and create a layered dish with different elements with available ingredients.

So, I had carrots and oranges in the pantry and voila, this is the multilayered dessert that I made out of those ingredients. This dessert has six elements – orange zest shortbread biscuit, carrot-orange cake, carrot halwa icing, orange syrup, orange-flavored whipped cream and carrot rose.

  • Ingredients
  • Orange zest – 1 tbsp
  • Whole wheat flour – 1/4 cup
  • Oats – 1/4 cup
  • Butter – 1/4 cup
  • Sugar – 1/4 cup

  • Whole wheat flour – 1/2 cup
  • Sugar – 1/4 cup
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Grated Carrot – 1/4 cup
  • Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Baking soda – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – 1 pinch
  • Orange Juice – 2 tbsp
  • Condensed Milk – 1/4 cup
  • Grated Carrot – 1/2 cup
  • Sugar – 1/4 cup
  • Milk – 1/2 cup
  • Condensed Milk – 1/4 cup
  • Orange juice – 1/2 cup
  • Sugar – 1/4 cup
  • water – 2 tbsp
  • Carrot – 1 small
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • water – 1/2 cup
  • Amul whipping cream – 100 gms
  • Sugar – 2 tbsp
  • Cornflour – 1 tsp
  • Process

Short Crust Biscuit

  • Grind oats and sugar in a mixer and mix with wheat flour, butter, and orange zest
  • Put this mixture in cupcake silicon moulds and keep in the fridge to set
  • After an hour, bake them at 180 degrees for 12-15 mins

Carrot- Orange cake

  • Sieve together flour, powdered sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt
  • Mix condensed milk, oil, grated carrot, and orange Juice
  • Fold the dry and liquid ingredients together
  • Fill the batter in the cupcake moulds
  • Bake them at 170 degrees for 18-20 mins

Carrot Halwa

  • Cook grated carrot with milk
  • Add sugar after the carrot is cooked
  • Add condensed milk and cook

Orange Syrup

  • Cook sugar in a pan with little water
  • Add orange juice
  • Cook on low flame till thickened into a syrup

Carrot Roses

  • Cut the carrot into half lengthwise and peel thin slices of the carrot using the peeler
  • Add the carrot slices in the sugar syrup and cook till tender
  • Take out the slices and put them on a wire rack to drain the excess syrup
  • Pipe orange-flavored whipped cream on the slices, roll them into small roses

Orange-flavored whipped cream

  • Take chilled cream in a bowl and whip it
  • Add powdered sugar and cornflour
  • Keep whipping till firm peaks are formed
  • Add orange syrup to the whipped cream to give orange flavor

To assemble the dessert, place the biscuit at the bottom, drizzle some orange syrup on it. Now cut the cupcake horizontally, put carrot halwa mixed with condensed milk in the center. Place this cake on the biscuit. Pipe orange-flavored whipping cream on the top of the cake. Drizzle some orange syrup and decorate with a carrot rose.

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