The Struck Cafe Carrot Pinapple Bread
There used to be a fabulous restaurant in Worcester, Ma. called the Struck Cafe.
This was thirty five years ago.
It did close and I was miserable.
Thank God I found this recipe in the newspaper before they closed.
It was so nice they used to serve this bread and a lemon poppy seed bread when you sat down.
This is my go to recipe when I want to serve a nice bread BUT since my grandchild cannot eat dairy it is now a staple for him.
Plus he is eating carrots and does’t know it.
4 cups sifted all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
6 large eggs
4 cups sugar
2 cups vegetable oil
2 cups grated carrots
2 cups canned unsweetened drained pineapple
4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
In another bowl, beat the eggs and sugar till they are pale and smooth.
Stir in the oil slowly then add the grated carrots, pineapple, vanilla and flour mixture.
Butter and flour THREE 9x5x2 1/2 inch pans
Divide the batter between them but only fill 3/4 of the way up.
If you have extra batter pour it into another pan but do not overfill the pans.
Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for one hour or until it pulls away from the sides of the pan.
Let them cool for ten minutes before you take them out of the pans.
I started using disposeable pans so I can give them away or freeze them.
They freeze great.
Thank you Struck Cafe, where ever you are, and the Telegram and Gazette for printing the recipe.