This is the first year offering carrot cake, and I am taking so many orders for it already. Anyone have a really ingenious way of grating the carrots? My knuckles will thank you!
I use the food processor, it's easy and fast!
Salad shooter....wouldn't do it any other way, lol!
I like to use a juilenne peeler like Pampered chef has. I bought mine at a gourmet kitchen shop. Works wonders!
If I had a food processor, I would use that. Until then, I've been using my KA attachment. Before I started using my KA attachment, I used to scrape my knuckles and cut fingernails on that darn manual shredder. I sympathize with your pain.
The grater blade on your food processor is definitely the way to go.
In absence of any of those wonderful machines or devices, I find that if I wear latex gloves, the grater slips right off my fingers should it hit them.
definitely food processor with the grater attachment blade...i had to grate 1kg of carrots recently...would NOT have made the carrot cakes if i had to do it manually!
yes chuck them in my magimix processor job done!
Mostly I buy them already shredded
Food processor. Wouldn't make a carrot cake without one!
If you have alot of orders for it, definitely invest in a food processor!!
thanks- i have a cuisinart, but for some reason don't have a shredder blade. I just assumed it didn't come with one, but now am thinking it is lurking somewhere in a box from when we moved.... now whether I look for it or just order a replacement part.... hmmm.... maybe I'll save my back AND my knuckles!! thanks!
Baby Food per Charleston Cake Lady Teresa Pregnell
Buy them shredded, they bake up soft and are not at all stringy. No mess to clean, no knuckles to bandage.
You can use the regular blade to chop them up, just make sure you stop before they're mush.
I buy them already shredded (shoestring style carrots) but found that they didn't always bake up soft....so now I put the shredded carrots in my mini chopper and process them into teeny little pieces. Works pefectly for me!
We buy them pre-peeled you can find 2 bags cheeper then whole carrots. Then just run them through the food processor.
Saved me when I had to make carrot cake for 250!
LOL you should have seen my hubby help me make my sons birthday cake. He got so impatient grating carrots, he picked up about 10 of them and was trying to grate them all at the same time. I have a photo of it. I thought it was hilarious. So much like a man. hehe. I, on the other hand, had to throw away a batch of shredded carrots after I shredded my knuckle along with it. I dont think my guests would have appreciated the surprise ingrediant.
Actually Im glad I saw this. Now I know, too!
food processor for sure.
I have a salad shooter and it has a grater on it - it's perfect for this.
If you're doing any kind of volume at all, buy them already grated.
Food processor here too!
And pre-grated carrots are available?? Who knew! LOL
I do always use the baby cut carrots instead of the bag o' carrots that looks like they've just crawled out of the root cellar...which, I guess, they have.
The baby cut ones are all set to go, and ready to throw into the cuisinart.
It's the time of year for carrot cake! Have fun!!