Sunday, 8 June 2008

baking and doodles...

some baking...



Zucchini and walnut cake (I made it just cuz the recipe sounded odd)

245 g walnuts
500 g zucchini (courgettes)
250 ml canola oil
330 g raw sugar
3 eggs
310 g self raising flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Preheat the oven to 170 C (325 F/Gas 3). Grease a 22 x 12 cm loaf tin and line the base and two long sides with a sheet of baking paper.

Roughly chop 185 g of the walnuts. Grate the zucchini, then put the zucchini in a large bowl with the oil, sugar, eggs and chopped walnuts and mix well. Stir in the flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Spoon the mixture into the tin and arrange the remaining walnuts on top. Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake.
Leave the tin for 20 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.

Yummo! I had to bake mine for about 1 hour 20 minutes...so just keep checking with the skewer.

some doodling...


bird hide © Hollabee 2008

14 comments:

leslie said...

they both look great. the cake. and the design.

daisy janie said...

Zuchinni season will soon be upon us in the states - great recipe.

Your doodle is adorable!

Annie said...

Love the doodles!!!

vlijtig said...

You certainly have a talent for doodling!

Jesse said...

Love the doodle!

Jantien said...

The cake sounds good! If you're into weird food combinations, you might try this one:
http://chocolateandzucchini.com/archives/2004/04/chocolate_zucchini_cake.php

Fer said...

Oooo, like the doodling!!

pippijoe said...

I love that design! Are you going to print it?

Pina said...

Thanks for the recipe, I am going to try this one when some zucchini grow in my garden. It looks great!

I like the color of your design; red is my favorite this season. :)

Leni & Rose said...

I've just found you through Meet Me at Mikes tea party! And now I'm off to get your totally gorgeous Swirl in Dusty Pink. Love!

diana said...

I think this cake sounds yum. I betcha it is super moist. Lovely design. I'm going through a papercut phase at moment and think this would look beautiful as a papercut.

Nikki said...

Where was this recipe during "The Great Zucchini Glut of 2004...?". I could have used it then.... every day for about three months.

Beth J said...

That cake looks deeelicious. I've always wondered what zucchini cake tastes like... maybe here's a good opportunity to try baking one myself? Great design :-)

Amy Nieto said...

oh wow that pattern is just too darling!