Mom’s Chocolate Zucchini Bread

My mom makes chocolate zucchini bread.  Well, she did when we were kids.  I don’t think they eat so much dessert foods now that we’re grown.  Regardless, I asked her to send me the old recipe.  The poor card has seen better days!

Ingredients
Ingredients
Directions
Directions

I’ll do my best to get those interpreted correctly here.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ C flour (unsifted)
  • 2 C sugar
  • ½ C cocoa [presumably Dutch processed but certainly powder]
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 ½ t baking powder
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 1 ½ t [baking] soda
  • 2 t orange peel (grated) [zest]
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 2 C zucchini (shredded)
  • ¾ C butter or margarine [seriously, butter though]
  • ½ C milk
  • [ewe] 1 C pecans or walnuts (chopped) [No nuts!  obviously optional]

Directions:

  • Pour [something] greased and floured [something] [maybe cake] pan or Bundt pan
  • [over]
  • Bake 350° for 1 hr
  • Cool in pan for 15 min
  • Turn out on wire rack
  • Cool thoroughly
  • Glaze

Glaze:

  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 3 T milk
  • 1 t vanilla

I have no specific memory have actually eating it, but I know we greatly enjoyed doing so.

Enjoy!

JamesIsIn

In explaining his unhappiness he told Gertrude Stein, they talk about the sorrows of great artists. A little artist has all the tragic unhappiness and the sorrows of a great artist and he is not a great artist.

–– Gertrude Stein from The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas (in Stein: Writings 1903-1932) p 777

JamesIsIn

Jerky Recipe from Next Door (or His Friend Anyway)

My neighbor is a hunter and a fisher which has been a boon for my access to random unexpected proteins.  We were talking the other day about the jerky he makes (nearly all of his goose breast ends this way).  He uses a recipe from a friend of his and I told him I could post it to my blog so it would be easier for him to find.  So, here it is.

  • 3T coarse salt
  • 1C brown sugar
  • 1C water
  • 3/4C soy sauce
  • 3/4C Worcestershire sauce
  • 2T garlic
  • 2T chili powder
  • 3T ground (black) pepper
  • 2T (red) pepper flakes

I am going to try it out at some point.  From there I will likely play with it and see what works for me.  Anyway, perhaps it will be a good starting point for you as well.

Enjoy!

JamesIsIn