The legend of the multiplying zucchini is everywhere… don’t leave your door unlocked in summer, or you will find boxes of zucchini piled high! 😉
Well, if that’s the case for you – I have a recipe that will make you want more!
OK, it’s basically pumpkin pie, but who cares? Zucchini needs used, and here’s a good way to use it!
First, you wash the zucchini, and cut it into chunks. Big chunks are fine. If there’s big seeds, maybe scrape ’em into the trash. No need to peel.
Then you plop them in a big ‘ole kettle, and put some water with ’em, and let ’em cook till tender.
Drain off the water, dump ’em in a blender, and give ’em a whirl. Actually, give ’em several whirls – you really want the puree smooth.
Then it’s ready to use.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! It is my favorite way of using zucchini, and my family’s favorite way of eating it!
One of my favorite desserts has always been pumpkin rolls! Of course, anything with pumpkin in it has the potential to be a winner with me. Yum.
My sister recently asked me if I could give her the recipe for mom’s pumpkin roll. So I thought maybe you would enjoy seeing how it’s done as well. It really isn’t as intimidating as it looks. (OK – it really is intimidating, but it shouldn’t be. Because – once you get past all the instructions, it’s worth every minute!)
So I will make it as simple as possible.
Mix your batter. Pour into a pan.
If you use parchment paper – it makes it easy to remove from the pan. Or just grease the pan good.
Bake 15 minutes, or till a toothpick comes out clean. It is a very thin cake, so it doesn’t take long.
If you use parchment paper, just remove from pan and roll while warm.
If you don’t use parchment paper, you can sprinkle a clean dish towel with a generous amount of powdered sugar, and turn the cake out onto it. Carefully roll up and allow to cool several hours in the rolled position. Mix your filling. Spread the filling over the cake – leaving an inch or so at the ends. Carefully roll back up… The edge is ugly, so just cut a slice off, so the center in all its’ deliciousness shows! Yummy. I actually made two – because I am feeding some hungry cowboys today. Personally – I think doubling the filling would be wise – but then again, perhaps that is why I have a few extra pounds around my waist?! 😉