I had a really wild notion this morning. I was thinking over my meals for the day and was feeling very sad for myself that pudding wasn’t on the menu. Eating cakes and brownies and all sorts of treats nearly every day (because baking is fun!) is not so great, even when it’s relatively healthy. It’s still dessert, which isn’t a bad thing, it’s just not a nutritional necessity. I decided to make something that incorporated a number of necessities and still spoil myself…and probably only myself, since Man-thing’s reaction made it clear that this experiment bordered on the insane.
He’s a sugar monster, and I am a carrot monster. Ergo, carrot split! As much as I like the occasional banana, it feels like a bit of a waste to eat one outside of emergency hunger pangs (such as occurred this morning), or in smoothies and brownies. Carrots, however, are a different story. They may turn me slightly orange for a few hours after consumption (much to the horror of family), but they are so utterly versatile and delicious, that there cannot be any doubt that they can easily present themselves at any meal of the day without shame. For this dessert I wanted to use ingredients that were on hand – not have to make ice-cream or buy strange ingredients. Result? Success! Glee? Endless!