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Zucchini adds moisture, texture, and nutrition to our baking.  It’s perfect–except for the water.

Zucchini is 95% water.  You grate it; you lose water.  You put it in a colander; you lose water.  You freeze it; you lose more water.

That makes a difference in your recipes.  So how do you make an adjustment, know how much liquid your recipe should have?

We tackled that question in our test kitchen.  Read the e-book, “The Last Zucchini Cookie, and see what we found.  You’ll find recipes in the book too.  This little book got rave reviews on Amazon but it’s yours free.

(See the book for why it’s important but always drain the water from zucchini, add it right at the end, and don’t mix any longer than necessary.)

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Favorite Zucchini Recipes!

Cinnamon Burst Sour Cream Zucchini Bread.  This recipe came to us from Kara Orgill who visits our store and is an excellent baker.  We’ve published it and handed it out hundreds of times and think it’s the most popular zucchini bread in the valley.

Summer Zucchini and Carrot Bread. 

Unlike the quick bread recipe above, this is a yeasted bread.  Carrots are added for color and nutrition.  This is a great, chewy bread.  You’ll find that you can use many of the vegetables from the garden in your baking-adding color, flavor, and nutrition to your baking.

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Zucchini Sticky Toffee Pudding. 

We sell a sticky toffee pudding mix, one of our best sellers, but this is a from-scratch recipe.  If you put a gooey caramel sauce on zucchini cake, it has to be good.  These can also be made cupcake-style as shown.

Sticky toffee pudding is reportedly the world’s most popular dessert. It’s scrumptious. Give it a try.

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Find more recipes in “The Last Zucchini Cookie.”

 

 

About the Author

Dennis Weaver has burned food from Point Barrow, Alaska, to Miami, Florida. He and his wife Merri Ann are the founders of The Prepared Pantry in Rigby, Idaho and he is the author of How to Bake: The Art and Science of Baking available as an E-book.

Dennis and Merri Ann live in Rigby, Idaho. They have five wonderful children and six beautiful granddaughters