Saturday, 14 August 2010

How courgettes punish you if you go on holiday...

Turn your back for a moment and the marrows will be upon you.  The barrow was needed to get this lot home.

Here's 2 courgette recipes I picked up recently.

Courgette and Feta Soup (as told me by Ruth Hodgins)
  • onions, garlic, courgette, veg stock and feta
  • cook the onions until translucent, add garlic, add cubed courgettes, add veg stock, cook til courgettes soft then crumble in feta. Easy and delicious

Courgette Tea Cake
  • 1 egg, 125 ml sunflower oil, 175g courgettes (grated), 150g wholemeal flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 175g sugar, 75g sultanas, 75g walnuts
  • Preheat oven to 180 C / gas mark 4
  • grease and line a loaf tin
  • beat egg and sunflower oil together
  • grate courgettes
  • add flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, spices, sugar,sultanas and walnuts to courgettes and mix
  • mix in egg and oil mix and pour into tin
  • cook for 1 hour and test with a skewer to check it is cooked (if it comes out clean it is).

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