The Evolution of Zuke

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The zucchini looked big in Cody’s box.  It looked even bigger on its own.  I weighed the monster on my Iron Man scale (so called because … isn’t it obvious?)

What do you do with a 1.675 kg Zuke and his 536g younger brother? It’s going to take many meals to find out.

King Arthur had some interesting ideas.  Roasted veggie pizza for instance.  Actually, the King suggested a galette but I had pizza dough in the fridge.  The recipe said to roast sliced zucchini and tomatoes in a 425F oven for 15-20 minutes.  It also talked about making a ricotta cheese base but I don’t like fresh cheese.

For the pizza which should have been a galette – I rolled out the dough, dressed it with olive oil and fresh basil and layered it with a scant topping of roasted tomatoes, zucchini, mushrooms and onions.  To maintain it’s integrity as pizza, I sprinkled on a bit of cheese.  It was very good.

For dessert, King Arthur had an eye catching suggestion: Chocolate Zucchini Bread.  Now that’s a puzzle. Are vegetables allowed in dessert?

Based on stuff on hand and personal preference, I made a few adjustments to King Arthur’s recipe.  The bread came out nice except it didn’t taste like bread.  It tasted like a lovely moist chocolate cake.  It was not too sweet and was excellent with a cup of tea.

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For my version of Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread Cake, here you go.

 

 

 

 

 

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