One of the joys of having your own garden is watching the plants grow and harvesting your home grown vegetables. I love zucchini, but have a fear of being overtaken by an enormous hoard of zucchinis…….many, many are given away. Stop by and I’ll give you a couple.
Zucchini pie (like a quiche) is one way to use them up. Zucchini crab cakes, (stupid name as they taste little like a crab cake), I still like them though, Zucchini bread, how much zucchini bread can you eat, good thing it freezes well . Pineapple zucchini bread……have you ever tried that? Zucchini cobbler and one of my favs, Chocolate zucchini cake! Ever eat the blossoms, I think you batter dip and then deep fry them. Got any new zucchini recipes to share?
Last night I sauted some with garlic & onions, tossed in some fresh basil and jarred sauce and served it over pasta. Added some turkey sausage & romano cheese and it’s good.
Here’s the zucchini chocolate cake …… I’m a messy cook! I try sometimes to be neat & clean up as I go, but I am so much happier making a mess!
Chocolate Zucchini Cake
½ cup butter or margarine
½ cup oil
1 ¾ cup sugar
1 T vanilla
½ cup buttermilk
2 to 3 cups grated zucchini, squeeze out excess water after grating
2 ½ cup flour
½ t salt
4 T cocoa
1t baking soda
½ t cinnamon, ½ cup nuts, 2 cup chocolate chips.
In mixing bowl mix all ingredients together, except choc chips. Add 1 cup chips to the mixture and stir in. Pour into greased and floured 9×13 pan. Sprinkle other cup of chips on top. Bake 325 approx 45 minutes.
* Chocolate cake baking tip— dust the pan with cocoa powder instead of flour, no white flour will show on the bottom of the baked cake when it’s served.
* Buttermilk—Just add about a T. of white vinegar to a cup of milk & voila!!…..sour milk = buttermilk some people actually drink buttermilk, not me!