January 7th, 2015
The letter is Z
When I gardened in earnest - long rows of peas, corn and carrots,
I tried to be sensible about the number of zucchini I planted,
but invariably I was left in the fall
trying desperately to give away zucchini
to other earnest gardeners (who had their own ZZZZs to dispose of.
I ended up putting lots of grated zucchini
in the freezer
and making loaves and muffins and cupcakes
and the most scrumptious chocolate zucchini cakes
(recipes were as numerous as the veggie itself)
If you have grated zucchini languishing in your freezer
here's a recipe....
Grease a tube pan and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Sift together 2 cups flour, 2 tsps cinnamon, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsps baking powder
and a tsp of baking soda.
Beat 4 eggs with 2 cups of sugar in a bowl and mix in 1 cup of vegetable oil.
Add to the dry ingredients and beat vigorously.
Stir in an 8 oz can of crushed pineapple (drained), 2 cups of grated zucchini,
2 tsps of vanilla and some chopped nuts, if you like them.
Pour into pan and bake for 80 minutes.
Cool for 30 minutes before dislodging from the pan.
Make a nice glaze from a cup of icing sugar and a couple of tbsps of milk
and dribble randomly over the top of the cake.
And this all reminds me that I do have grated zucchini in the freezer,
given to me by a desperate friend!
When all the Christmas goodies are eaten..............
For more interesting Zs visit here at ABC Wednesday with
thanks to Denise and Roger and ZEALOUS helpers.....