Z is for zucchini
Jesse: Courgettes, marrows or zucchinis - we'll be eating them for weeks in all sorts of forms: cookies, breads, cakes, slices, loaves - the list seems endless.
Have you ever noticed how you check the courgettes in the evening and by the next morning they have tripled in size? I think this plant is the answer to world hunger. The way ours grow and multiply, I think I could feed our entire village. Luckily, they make some pretty tasty items.
It was time to make a zucchini cake for tea time so I sent the boys out to the garden to fetch one.
|"Push, Angelo! We've a way to go to the kitchen!"|
The worked together well as a team and brought in the largest one. Funny how just yesterday is was half this size.
I have a number of different recipes but there is one cake recipe I like in particular. It makes a moist and tasty dessert. We try to never buy any dessert items from the grocery store. It might be different if we had a real bakery in our area.
|"I'll cut the cake. Adam, put the kettle on!"|
The boys helped me to make the batter and get it into the oven. That evening we had a delicious slice of freshly baked cake with our tea. As you can see, Angelo could hardly wait to get his slice!