Student-MadeJun 9, 2021

— updated Jun 9, 2021

Grandma's Notorious Carrot Cake Recipe...

A poem by Kennedy Simeon ’21

2 cups of flour
4 eggs
It’ll have your lips fastened around the perimeter, ever-so-slowly, pulling away the fork
that’ll leave you flooded with memories from another realm 2 cups of brown sugar,
“for my sugar” she would say
One bite and you’ll be left costive with the sole thought of how the world is seen through the great Beverely Garnett’s pupils
2 cups of grated carrots
1⁄2–1 cup of raisins
Gram’s always said fill the cup up with walnuts to where it’s half empty;
“that’s how you should view the world Kenny.”
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda, to have the cake perfectly ascend within the baking mold it’s confined in.
“I pray the same thing for you, Kenny. I pray with every ounce of my soul for my Pookie to rise up despite any chains people might want to encase around you. I pray for the Lord to bless my grandbaby ’to be the head and not the tail, above and not beneath’ (Deuteronomy 28:13)
”2 teaspoons of nutmeg
2 teaspoons of cinnamon,
to add spice into the world “but Kenny remember, don’t let your mouth run ahead of what you can catch up to.’ Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger’ ( James 1:19)”
Lastly,
1 cup of oil
This is what will moisten the cake Kenny
Now close your eyes, take a bite,
and dream Kenny, dream.
Recipe:
2 cups of flour
4 eggs
2 cups of brown sugar
1⁄2–1 cup of raisins
Walnuts
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of Baking soda
2 teaspoons of nutmeg
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 cup of oil