Getting cosy, warm and relaxed after a long day of work, school or being out and about, is essential in the winter months. We think a perfect winters evening is spent curled up in your favourite chair and indulging in a little comfort food – from time to time of course!

HIDE OTTOMANS

If you’re looking for ways to infuse warmth into your home this winter, these organic, textured and cosy hide ottomans will make a beautiful statement in your home. Ground yourself into one of these plump ottomans with a hot cocoa, book or movie any night this season.

ROBERT GORDEN

Winter is the nurturing season, where we spend more time indoors and take the time to cook, bake, create and share meals with our family and friends. These special moments are made beautiful to look at and admire with Robert Gordon’s ‘Feast’ inspired crockery. Not to mention our selection of boards, bowls and kitchen accessories from designer brands such as Bendo and Mint. Every meal will be made picture perfect.

  

For more photo worthy items for your home this winter, come in store and discover something just for you – or a loved one. In the meantime, we think you should have your cake, and eat it too!

CARROT CAKE LOAF

  

INGREDIENTS

  • 150g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 150ml oil
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 180g carrots, shredded

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 85g butter
  • 175g cream cheese
  • 135g powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 175degrees. Line a our Robert Gordon ‘feast’ loaf pan with parchment paper with an overhang on the sides to easily lift the Carrot Cake Loaf out of the pan after baking. Set aside.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla until combined. Add dry ingredients and stir to combine. Stir in carrots just until combined. Transfer batter to the prepared loaf pan and bake for about 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick in the centre comes out clean. Don’t over bake. Remove cake from the oven and cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Lift out the pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, make the Cream Chees Frosting. Therefore, mix butter with a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a whisk or until smooth and combine for about 1 minute. Spread cream cheese frosting on top of cooled carrot cake and sprinkle with nuts if desired. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.