This carrot cake is flawless as-is. People literally lined up for one of these beauties when my Mom Mom made them to sale at church bazaars. It really is the best carrot cake you will ever eat. I cut down on the sugar and oil and added a healthy cup of spent grain because I had it on hand.
This recipe can be found in Tupelo Honey’s newest cookbook, Tupelo Honey: New Southern Flavors from the Blue Ridge Mountains. The only adaptations is the addition of spent grains (from a IPA home brew) to the pretzel dough and beer in place of wine in the fondue.
Ain’t nothing like the real thing when it comes to Talkeetna Spinach Bread. The ladies out of Talkeetna, AK know how to make a mean slice of spent grain bread covered with spinach, garlic, and melted cheese. They were very much my inspiration for this recipe. Though I didn’t get anywhere close to the delectability of their bread, this will work in a pinch.