I took this original recipe and cut out much of the sugar, upped the whole wheat flour and made it a loaf rather than a cake and ditched the glaze all together. It’s super easy and it’s absolutely delicious. I pretty much guarantee you will love it.
• 2 medium or 1 large zucchini
• 5 tbsp cocoa powder
• 2 tbsp soft butter
• 3 eggs
• 3/4 c. sugar
• 1 1/2 c. applesauce
• 1 tbsp vanilla
• 1 c. all purpose flour
• 1 c. whole wheat flour
• 1 tsp baking soda
• 1 tsp salt
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• preheat oven to 350 degrees
• grate zucchini and spread out on tray with paper towel to absorb moisture. Leave for at least 30-60 minutes.
• combine sugar, eggs, applesauce, zucchini, butter & vanilla until mixed well
• add all the remaining dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt, cinammon, cocoa powder)
• stir until all ingredients are thoroughly combined then place in well greased loaf pan
• cook on middle rack for 60-70 minutes until toothpick comes out clean
* makes one large loaf
This long labour day weekend may mark the beginning of the end for summer but it’s not over just yet. Use this long weekend as an excuse to try some new summer cocktails. What’s more seasonal and fresh than pulling ingredients from your own herb garden? Here’s five cocktail recipes that use common summer herbs to help you drink away your end of summer time blues.
I love food! I love how food brings people together – cooking it, sharing it, eating it, gifting it, talking about it, and mostly just enjoying it. I’m not sure about your summer but mine has been pretty busy with BBQ’s, picnics and cottage weekends where a good dessert dish is always popular. What’s not so great is using your oven on a hot, sunny day. Well you’re in luck because I can help you with that hot and sticky situation with a roundup of 10 delicious no bake recipes.
We’re not just talking rice krispie squares and fruit smoothies here, there’s some seriously fancy-looking desserts. I’m a sucker for lemon, which is why it’s my #1 but there’s something for every kind of sweet tooth.
I’m not so sure there’s enough detail to actually use the recipe (is that 1/2 tsp. of salt or sugar?) unless you’re a true freestyle chef but they sure do look nice.
Go on and pick one up from her Etsy shop.
We’re lucky enough to have access to fresh fruit all year long but there really is nothing like having locally grown fruit when they’re in season. The flavour is sooooooo much better. Here in Ontario that means it’s time for strawberries! So whether you make a day of it and pick them yourself or just stop by your local store or farmers market, here’s 10 great sweet and savoury recipes to inspire you. I personally am dying to try the Strawberry Pistachio Semifreddo (#10)…I’ll let you know how that goes. Do you have any favourite strawberry recipes?
The recipe: Rum-Glazed Shrimp and Mango from Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food cookbook.
I added a few little twists of my own (in pink) like some finely chopped garlic and my own chili oil to give it a little spice. You get a nice sweet & hot contrast with the chili oil.
What you’ll need: