Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Now that summer is over I am back!  All summer long we ate from our BBQ, I don't even think I turned on my oven.  BBQ chicken, steak, elk burgers. And corn on the cob.  A lot of Taber corn!!  I think this year was the best corn on the cob I have ever tasted. Yumm.  But I have to say I am a little bit corn cobbed and BBQ'd out and ready to get back to cooking and baking!

Anyways, Brad's cousin gave me two ginormous zucchinni's last week and I have been wondering what to do with them.  I got out my handy dandy bosch vegetable chopper thingy and I had my zucchini grated in no time(thank heavens!!! it used to take me FOREVER).  The boys helped me because they loved to push the zucchini in the little slot thingy.

Here is the recipe, it is from Our Best Bites.  Sooo yummy it's more like dessert!! I did use one cup whole wheat flour and one cup of white and you couldn't even tell.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread {makes 2 loaves}
Recipe by Our Best Bites
2 C flour
2 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 t baking soda
6 T unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 C canola oil
1 C sugar
1/4 C brown sugar
3 eggs
2 t vanilla
1/2 C sour cream
3 C grated zucchini
3/4 C mini chocolate chips
optional: zest from one orange
2 T brown sugar
2 T white sugar
1/2 t cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour 2 loaf pans and set aside. I actually used one 8″ disposable pan to give away and a larger 9″ one for me and the batter divided perfectly. So you should get 2 very full 8″ pans or slightly less full 9″. Do one of each like I did!

Corn Pone Ya'll!

Yum. This right here is the goods. A friend of mine here in Whitehorse passed this recipe on to me, and I'm not exactly sure who she got it from... but whoever you are: you rock! Pull these straight out of the oven, slice into squares, slather them in Becel margarine... and if you're not careful, you might just eat the whole pan! Trust me, I would know. Oh, and serve with TACO SOUP. You won't regret it. The key here is FINE GROUND cornmeal. Seriously makes all the difference!

1 c. sugar
½ c. butter or shortening (or margarine... works for me!)
2 eggs
1½ c. cornmeal (best when it's fine ground! Bob's Red Mill or similar)
1½ c. flour
3 t. baking powder
½ t. salt
1½ c. milk

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. In a separate bowl combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt. Add alternately with milk. Pour into greased and floured 9 x 13-inch pan. Baker at 350ยบ for 45 minutes.