Thursday, October 05, 2006

What to Do With a Pile of Zucchini

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

1 egg

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.


Ren said...

thank you! definitely going to try this when i go home next weekend, as long as my zucchini are up, which i think they should be. brownies do sound a little weird, BUT that doesn't mean that they can't be totally yummy!

i'm not sure it's really the season for most of what we're growing, actually, but it's warm enough that things will still do ok. our professor even planted corn!

stephanie said...

Great. Another chocolate zucchini recipe to put next to my "Chocolate Zucchini instead of Carrot Cake" recipe!