Up here in NY, we're mulching down the veggie beds and getting ready for the onset of really cold weather. Down by Ren in Florida, however, it seems that they're just getting started on picking their veggies (and they even offer vegetable gardening classes for credit in college -- how cool is that?).
Anyway, since Ren now has an abundance of summer squash and not so many ideas of what to do with it, I thought I'd share this recipe for Zucchini Brownies.
Yes, you read that right: Zucchini Brownies. Don't laugh; they are out of this world. You couldn't tell them from the "real," no-zucchini-added variety if you tried. And because they're packed full of nutritious zucchini, you can convince yourself that eating the whole pan at one sitting is actually quite healthful. Woo-hoo!
Fudgy Zucchini Squares
“single” 9 “ square pan
2 squares unsweetened Bakers chocolate
¼ cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
¼ tsp. salt
¾ tsp. baking powder
2/3 cup flour
Mix salt, powder and flour together
1 cup shredded zucchini
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Melt chocolate & butter in microwave set to defrost for 3 minutes. Add sugar, mix well. Add egg, beat in. Add flour mixture, then zucchini & nuts. Bake 25 min. @ 350 degrees. Cool on rack.