As arrowroot grows incredibly quickly and easily here at Maungaraeeda’s Permaculture garden, we plant a lot of it. It is wonderful supplemental cattle feed and the roots make a fantastic bread or cake. I came up with this recipe the other day for a Carob Arrowroot cake.
In a heavy duty blender put the following:
1/2 – 3/4 blender full of peeled and washed fresh arrowroot chunks
1 Tbs baking powder
2/3 cup rapadura sugar
2 1/2 handfuls of dried pitted dates
1 1/2 Tbs Carob powder
A dash of vanilla extract or 1 tsp vanilla powder
Blend this on pulse until smooth. Pour the batter into a large greased cake tin. Sprinkle with dessicated coconut and bake at 160C for 20 Minutes to 1/2 hour, until the cake springs back in the centre when gently pushed down. Serve with fresh cream and strawberries, or just on its own! Bonus is that this cake is Gluten Free as well!
©2013 Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast – Fresh arrowroot bulbs harvested from our Permaculture garden make a gluten free arrowroot cake.