Thursday, July 27, 2006

Favorite Zucchini Recipes?

I confess I've never grown zucchini, although we are occasionally given
some.  We were given 3 last week, and they shredded up to make 15 cups
of shredded zucchini ... most of which I froze.


Yesterday  I made chocolate zucchini bread.  And I have a  zucchini 
brownie recipe I want to try.  But what I really want is to find a
devil's food cake recipe using zucchini.  I remember eating a really
rich dark chocolate  zucchini cake at church potlucks as a teen in
Maryland.  I loved it!!  The best I can think to describe it as is
Zucchini Devil's Food Cake.  Does anyone have a recipe like that?

Here are the two recipes I have, but I'd love to try others.  Please share if you have a favorite.

Chocolate Zucchini or Pumpkin Bread

3 cups shredded zucchini  OR 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin
1 2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour OR whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup cocoa
optional 1/2 cup chopped nuts or chocolate chips


Heat oven to 350* and grease bottoms only of 2 loaf pans.  Mix
zucchini/pumpkin, sugar, oil, vanilla and eggs together.  Stir in
remaining ingredients.  Pour into pans.  Bake 50-60 minutes or until
wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool 10 minutes.
Loosen sides of loaves, remove from pans.  Cool completely before
slicing.  Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or
refrigerate up to 10 days.


Chocolate Zucchini Brownies


2 cups grated zucchini
1 1/2 cups sugar
2  cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1.5 tsp. baking soda
1/3-1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup oil
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2-3/4 cup chopped nuts or chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350*.  Mix all ingredients together and  pour into a greased 9x13 pan.  Bake 30-35 minutes.


What's your favorite zucchini recipe?  If you share it on your blog,
please leave a comment here so I can see all the yummy recipes.

6 comments:

  1. Hello, I'm thinking of making a zucchini cookbook. Just a little booklet with all our zuc recipies in it. As for the cake, I"ll look over my recipe and see if it's a cake or bread. I thought it was a cake but I'm not sure. I haven't made it in a couple years.

    This brownie recipe looks wonderful too.

    Have you ever made the coconut zucchini pie? Yummy!


    Karen in PA

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  2. Hello, I'm thinking of making a zucchini cookbook. Just a little booklet with all our zuc recipies in it. As for the cake, I"ll look over my recipe and see if it's a cake or bread. I thought it was a cake but I'm not sure. I haven't made it in a couple years.

    This brownie recipe looks wonderful too.

    Have you ever made the coconut zucchini pie? Yummy!


    Karen in PA

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  3. I like it when it's been lightly cooked on the grill


    And I like it raw in salads, julienne in asian salads ....


    I don't usually do the sweet bready/cakey route

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  4. I was thinking sauteed might be good next time we get zucchini. I was also teasing the children that I'd make zucchini pizzas for them and bake slices with sauce and cheese on top. I bet that would be good, but they wouldn't like it.

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  5. I just picked a zuchini and chopped it up and added it to my broccoli cheese soup tonight... but I was thinking about posting about zuchini and one of my favorite recipes made with it, my mom's mock apple cobbler... I'll have to dig it out... and I hope to get a chance to try your recipes, I'll be printing those off to add to my recipe collection!

    I wish our heat wave would pass so I could get baking... I'm even hesitating running the oven to make the biscuits to go with the soup tonight... ugh...

    ali

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  6. I like to slice it and cook it with onions and garlic in oil until it is well cooked and soft. Then I add a little soy sauce and serve. Everyone likes it in my family this way and it is really easy.

    I have also tried it with Parm. cheese rather than the soy sauce, although I like the latter better.

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