When I was in college and lived in the dorms, our cooking options were limited by the few small appliances we could have – a mini fridge, a hot plate, and a microwave.
It didn’t matter, of course, because all we really ingested was beer. But if we HAD wanted to cook, it would’ve been a challenge.
I wish I’d known about this rice-cooker carrot cake by zenkimchi.com back then. I bet my mom would’ve happily given me a dorm-approved rice cooker for Christmas, just to get me to eat vegetables (even if they were in cake form).
It sounds like reader Lauren was equally appliance-deprived while she was living in Korea, which is what led her to try this recipe. She tells the whole story here, but in a nutshell she says:
I stumbled upon a recipe for ‘Rice Cooker Carrot Cake’ that was super easy and looked delicious. Despite following the recipe to the letter, it was a massive fail. The ‘cake’ never rose and, several hours later, I pulled out a flat pancake.
Hey, pancakes are good too, right? Plus it still counts as a vegetable (as far as I’m concerned).
Feel free to visit Robyn at Hollow Tree Ventures, where she serves up lots of laughs (but hardly any vegetables).