Friday, February 4, 2011

From The Patch - zucchinis

It's that time of year here - we have an abundance of zucchinis.........and if we're not quick enough they grow so friggin big, they almost become marrows. So i've been down at The Patch stalking the zucchinis & grabbing them whilst they're a respectable size. As we all know, size does matter - when it comes to zucchinis. My favourite thing to make with them is Chocolate Zucchini Cake, it's a lovely moist cake & you'd never know there was zucchini in it. Last week i made Crispy Stuffed Zucchini Flowers, which were absolutely delicious! The kids even loved them - even after i freaked Amity out when i told her the flowers i picked were for dinner....haha! Last week i made Creamy Zucchini Soup using this recipe & it was actually quite yummy!

Chocolate Zucchini Cake
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp grated orange rind
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 egg
1 cup grated zucchini
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or almond slivers
1/4 cup choc bits
Sift bicarb, flour & cocoa - set aside. Mix together oil, sugar, orange rind, vanilla, zucchini & egg, until combined. Add to dry ingredients, then stir in milk. Pour into a greased ring tin, sprinkle with the topping & cook in a mod oven for 30 minutes.


1 comment:

  1. im so jealous that you have gotten so many zucchinis from your garden! i got a truckful of cucumbers but no zucchinis. somehow cucumber and chocolate cake doesnt sound as nice - haha!

    kel x


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