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Courgette Challenge – Pt 3: Chocolate Courgette Cake

Posted on 18th August, by admin in News, Recipes. 1 Comment

This one is adapted from an American recipe and has gotten great reviews by all who’ve tried the results. Courgette is very delicate in flavour, so it’s barely noticeable in the cake. It’s main job is to keep the cake extra moist, which is does exceedingly well.


This is also a ‘healthier’ cake – as this recipe uses no butter (unless you are topping it with buttercream frosting, like I do). Therefore the cake itself contains less fat, thanks to our friend the courgette.

And if you haven’t seen them yet, be sure to check out Part 1 & Part 2 of the “Courgette Challenge” blog series.

If you’ve got a recipe to share, do let us know!!

Chocolate Courgette/Zucchini Cake
(Adapted from: The Joy of Baking)

Ingredients

– 250 – 300g grated raw courgette
– 130g plain flour
– 45g unsweetened natural cocoa powder, … Read More »


Courgette Challenge – Pt 2: Courgette Potato “Pizza”

Posted on 16th August, by admin in News, Recipes. No Comments

This is our 2nd blog about how to use your wonderful courgettes!

This recipe is super simple and makes a nice light lunch or dinner. You can use any size courgette, though the smaller-medium ones hold their shape and crisp-up better. That said, I’ve used giant courgettes in this one before and the fact that they stay soft makes a nice contrast with the potatoes. In the end, it’s a matter of preference and what you’ve got to hand!

And if you haven’t seen them yet, be sure to check out Part 1 & Part 3 of the “Courgette Challenge” blog series. If you’ve got a recipe to share, do let us know!!

Breadless Courgette & Potato “Pizza

Ingredients

– 3-4 medium potatoes or 2 large ones, scrubbed
– 1 medium to large courgette
– 8 – 12 olives (any kind you like)
– Ricotta or … Read More »


Courgette challenge: Making a soup from this prolific veg

Posted on 13th August, by admin in News, Recipes. 2 Comments

The sun has been working over time here in Somerset, much to the delight of allotment holders across the UK.

Last month, many of us were greeted by our old friend – the famously prolific COURGETTE !

One of the easiest veg to grow, it seemed that this year’s harvest is particularly plentiful. A few large specimens would be carefully cut from the stem while seemingly leaving behind only the smallest of sprouts. Yet in just a few days’ time, those little finger-sized spears would triple or even quadruple in size!

It’s great to feel like the allotment is a success. The only challenge lies in what to do with all the courgettes.

Unlike many other veg, they don’t hold-up as well when frozen. Many of us took to swapping recipes, in an effort to find new and interesting ways to enjoy our … Read More »




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