All-Star Carrot-Raisin Bread

Course : Breads
Serves: 1
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1 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar -- dark brown, firmly
1/3 cup oil
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 small carrots -- peeled and shredded
1 tablespoon lemon peel -- grated
1/3 cup sugar -- powdered
2 tablespoons juice -- fresh lemon
1 tablespoon water

Preparation / Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x5" loaf pan. Line with waxed paper. Mix together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Beat together brown sugar and oil at medium speed until well combined. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Alternately beat flour mixture and milk into egg mixture. Stir in carrots, raisins, and lemon peel. Spoon batter into prepared pan; smooth top. Bake loaf until browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 55 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare glaze. Mix together confectioners' sugar, lemon juice, and water until blended and smooth. Transfer pan to a wire rack. Pierce loaf top serveral times with a fork. Brush loaf with glaze. Cool for 10 minutes. Loosen loaf by running a metal spatula around sides of pan. Turn out onto rack to cool completel

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