While Claire is away I've been looking after the allotment and this was my harvest on Friday. I made a fabby courgette cake thanks to Paula Hollick (Olde Troute extraodinaire!)
This is the recipe she gave me:
Courgette Bread (Boring....change the name QUICK! cake sounds so much better!)
12 oz plain flour
12 oz caster sugar
1.5 level tabs baking powder
1 level teasp salt
6 oz shelled chopped walnuts (I didn't have any so used 2 oz of toasted pecan nuts and it was divine!)Mix the above ingedients together.....
Then, mix the following in a separate bowl....
4 eggs lightly beaten
1/4 pint veg oil
12 oz courgettes grated (I just used part of a 'nearly marrow' and it was fine!)
2 teasp grated lemon rind (I used the rind of a whole lemon...why mess about?)
Grease 2 x 1 1/2 lb loaf tins (I used one HUGE cake tin lined with silicone circle as I wanted to make a cake, not a loaf!)
Mix everything together and place in tins into oven at 180 (350) for 1 hour. I baked mine in a fan oven at 170 for 1 hours Cool for 10 mins then turn out
We went ot Lizzie and Liam's wedding last night and I ADORED her sweet shop. Pity it is a poor picture but me idea of heaven! There are even tiny stamped bags to put your sweeties in. FUN!!!