Monday, August 31, 2009

Zucchini Brownies

Zucchini Brownies
*compliments of Nathan S., a friend from college*

Combine in 1 bowl:
1-1/4 cup sugar
1 C oil
2 eggs

Combine in another bowl:
2 C flour
1/2 C cocoa
1-1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1/2 C nuts (optional)

Mix these two well. Fold in 2 C grated, raw zucchini. (Note: mixture is VERY HARD to fold in, and will not look right, However when baked, the zucchini breaks down.)

Place in greased 13x9 pan.
(Note: RD and I like to always sprinkle a handful of chocolate chips on the top. Yum!) Bake at 350F for 25-30 min.

Turns out more like cake. It is very moist. We like it without icing.

I used shredded/frozen zucchini from last year, which I had separated out into 1-cup quantities. After thawing it out, there was a LOT of juice. If you are using zucchini this way, DO NOT drain the liquid. Put it ALL in the brownie mix.*


MelissaD said...

Ok, Cyndi, I shared my recipe. Now have Amara share hers! ;-)

Shoemaker Family said...

So...were they really yummy? I'd like to make these tonight if they're as yummy as they look! We too, have zucchini coming out of our ears!

MelissaD said...

I promise, they're good! You'd never know there was zucchini! Just remember, it's kinda cake-y, but they are moist. Enjoy! Let me know how yours turns out!

Cyndi said...

Ok - fair is fair - here is "Amara's" Pickle recipe:

Favorite Dill Pickles
- makes 2 quarts

about 3 lbs small cucumbers, sliced
1 vidalea onion, sliced thick
2 cups white vinegar
2 cups water
2 Tbsp pickling salt
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp dill seed
2 Tbsp minced garlic
2 tsp mustard seeds

--Mix all together and let sit in fridge up to three weeks.
--To can: bring water, vinegar, salt and sugar to boil. Divide spices between two clean hot quart jars. Pack veggies in jars. Pour boiling water mixture over veggies leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Water bath 15 min.

Cyndi said...

OOPS! I think I forgot to say you need 2 pinches of crushed red pepper for the pickles! Add that in please!! Or they won't be the same! :)

MelissaD said...

AWESOME Cyndi. Thanks!