The Carnival of The Recipes falls on April Fools day, So in keeping with the theme, I start off with the question. Are carrots a fruit?
TRUE or APRIL FOOLS
Answer at end of page
Baked fruit Roll
1 cup flour
2 tbsp. Butter
1 heaped tsp. baking powder
1/3 c. milk (about)
1 med. granny smith apple
2oz. Dates (I used dried apricots)
2oz. golden raisins
3tbsp. Cinnamon sugar
Sift flour, chop in butter until the mix is crumbly.
Stir in baking powder, then mix to a firm dough with milk.
Roll out on a piece of floured waxed paper.
Spread with raspberry jam, and cover with chopped fruit.
Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over.
Form into a roll, sealing edges with a little milk.
Place in greased pan and pour over syrup made with :
1tbsp. Butter, 3 tbsp. Sugar, 1 cup water, boiled together.
Bake about 1 hour at 350F
Spoon some of the syrup over the roll when it is removed from the oven.
Serve with whipped cream, ice-cream, or vanilla custard.
Answer - True
Carrots reclassified as a fruit
Bureaucrats in the European Union did classify carrots as a fruit in a 1979 directive, apparently because the Portuguese use carrots to make jam, and anything used to make jam, in their eyes, must be a fruit.
So if carrots are a fruit you could use them in the fruit roll, hmmmmm, I think not.