Attack of the Zucchini
It's that time of the year: The zucchini are taking over the garden, the farmers market, the neighbor's porch.
My boyfriend made a (fabulous and funny) film for the 48-hour film project, and at the viewing this weekend, a film in the holiday film genre examined a holiday that gardeners know well: Drop Zucchini on Your Neighbor's Porch Day. (Google it. Apparently, it's Aug. 8.)
I picked up a monster of a squash at Findlay Market this weekend. More than a foot long (the big ones are better for baking), it yielded more than six cups shredded. What's a girl to do? Of course, I made blueberry zucchini bread. Delicious! (I didn't have any vegetable oil, so I subbed two mashed bananas. It added a nice banana flavor and didn't change the recipe too much. I also reduced the sugar to one cup and added a handful of raspberries. Plus I use white-whole wheat flour and subbed one cup oat bran and flax meal.)
This recipe made a loaf pan and a 9" cake pan.
Yum! Guilt-free baked goods!