Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Mulch spreading and zucchini loaf

G has put mulch around all of the fruit trees. The wind is a very strong Northwesterly today. Not very conducive to going outside. And now it's raining to boot.

I have planted out the zucchini seedlings, and am looking forward to when they are ready to start harvesting. Last season I grated and froze some zucchini which is handy for putting in an easy (and healthy) cake. Also a great way to use up the zucchini which are sometimes quite prolific!

Anyway here is the recipe:

1 cup boiling water
1 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp sugar
1 1/2 cups SR flour
1 cup grated zucchini

Add the boiling water to the dates, nuts, baking soda, butter and sugar, stir and leave for a few minutes to cool.
Add the flour and zucchini. Mix well. Scoop into a greased loaf tin and bake for about 50mins in a moderate oven (around 160C).

1 comment:

Mad Bush Farm Crew said...

The Zucchini Loaf sounds wonderful. I am going to have to try it out. You are such a clever cookie!