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Re: here come the courgettes! Add your recipes.
« Reply #60 on: July 28, 2013, 20:58 »
I know we're not supposed to post links to external sites, but hope i'll be forgiven... made this recipe for Courgette chocolate cake today, and it was blooming' Lovely!
Will say I made cupcakes though rather than 1 big cake, and cooked for 14 - 18 mins (one tray cooked quicker than the other)
Made 24 good size cupcakes (I probably could have got a 25th out of the mix, but that would have meant another tray!)

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/633634/chocolate-courgette-cake
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« Reply #61 on: July 28, 2013, 23:02 »
OH was off to the shops today so I asked him to bring me chocolate chips so I could make some courgette choc chip muffins

He came back with choc chip cookie mix  :nowink:  I don't know why I don't just save my breath

S'pose I could put courgettes in em :D

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« Reply #62 on: July 28, 2013, 23:10 »
OH was off to the shops today so I asked him to bring me chocolate chips so I could make some courgette choc chip muffins

He came back with choc chip cookie mix  :nowink:  I don't know why I don't just save my breath

S'pose I could put courgettes in em :D

That sounds like what would happen if I sent my OH to the shops! I also needed ingredients today, but took him with me (so he could lift the boxes of wine I can't lift with my dodgy shoulder!)

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« Reply #63 on: July 28, 2013, 23:13 »
He's hopeless. I think he does it to wind me up  :mad:

He once went for bay leaves and came back with a basil plant. "What's the difference" he says  >:(  So, off he went again and brought me back a bay tree. It cost him £30  :lol:

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« Reply #64 on: July 29, 2013, 15:35 »
I'm trying to persuade Mrs G to buy a small deep-fat fryer, so we can batter and cook them quicker!

I'm on phase two of the battle, having first made the suggestion which resulted in a flat NO!


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« Reply #65 on: July 29, 2013, 18:15 »
Made 24 good size cupcakes (I probably could have got a 25th out of the mix, but that would have meant another tray!)


And, of course, there would have been less mix to scrape out from the bowl afterwards  ;) :D
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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« Reply #66 on: July 29, 2013, 21:00 »
OH was off to the shops today so I asked him to bring me chocolate chips so I could make some courgette choc chip muffins

He came back with choc chip cookie mix  :nowink:  I don't know why I don't just save my breath

S'pose I could put courgettes in em :D

Oh, there is another one like mine then.  :lol: :lol:

When we were first married I gave him a list of shopping to get as I was visiting 'Granny in the woods'. On it was a white cabbage and he came back with a white loaf.  :wacko: :wacko: I have always made my own bread and it was always wholemeal. 

He is better now and if I have a rush order and he has to go shopping on his own I keep mymobile with me 'cos I will get at least 2 phonecalls about what is on the list. :lol: :lol: :lol:

And my son is just like him.  :ohmy:

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« Reply #67 on: July 30, 2013, 14:32 »
I made some courgette crisps in the dehydrator last night and they are...interesting, but on the whole quite moreish.
I sliced courgettes quite thinly, sprinkled Lo-salt on to bring out some of the water and to flavour them.  Dried them off with kitchen paper and dried them overnight in the dehydrator. Nice and crispy and quite low calorie.


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« Reply #68 on: July 30, 2013, 14:36 »
I opened the fridge to see 16 courgettes my recipe for that.............


Shut the door again quick  ::) i love courgettes but 16

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« Reply #69 on: August 03, 2013, 12:41 »
Originally posted by Baldy in another thread.............
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can recommend this recipe from my friend Stuart - especially for the spice lovers... 

Courgette Pakora
2 courgettes grated
1 red onion finely sliced
1 to 2 red chillies - depending on your taste
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 egg
salt & pepper
self raising flour
Mix all the ingredients together adding enough flour to make a thick paste (100 - 150 grams), fry a tablespoon full until deep brown on both sides and serve hot with your choice of dipping sauce. Should make about 8 Pakora and take about 15 minutes from start to finish.

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« Reply #70 on: August 03, 2013, 12:46 »
Also posted in another thread by CQ

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Courgette and Dolcellate Soup
Use Gorgonzola for a more pronounced taste!    Serves 4

2 tbspns olive oil
1 tbspn butter
1 med onion, roughly chopped
900 g (2 lbs) Courgettes, topped and tailed, and evenly sliced (about the thickness of a pound coin) LEAVE SKIN ON!
115 g Dolcellate or Gorgonzola
1 tspn dried oregano
1 pint veg stock
½ pt single cream (I used low fat crème fraiche)
salt and black pepper

Heat butter and oil in a large pan, over a medium heat, until foaming. Add chopped onion and fry gently for 5 mins, stirring frequently. The onion should be softened but do not allow to brown.

Add the sliced courgettes and oregano, salt and pepper to taste.  You don’t need much salt as the cheese is salty!!!!  I used a scant teaspoon. Cook over med heat, stirring frequently to prevent sticking, for 10 minutes.  Pour in the stock, bring to boil. Lower heat, half cover pan, and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, for 30 mins
Add the cheese and stir until it’s melted
Process the soup using a blender.  Press through a sieve into a clean pan.  (I skipped the sieve bit!)
Add two thirds of the cream and stir over a low heat. Don’t allow it to boil!
Pour into preheated bowls and swirl on the remaining cream.  If you have any cheese and oregano left over just sprinkle a bit over. 

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« Reply #71 on: August 03, 2013, 14:06 »
I made a good fennel and courgette soup http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/12267/courgette-and-fennel-soup.aspx 
The fennel I used had bolted so was very fibrous so the soup had to be put through a sieve, but the flavour certainly came through.  I think the next one I make with the other bolted fennel I have, I will bruise it and leave in big lumps so I can fish the pieces out when they have finished cooking. I might make a double amount next time to use up more courgette. ::)

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« Reply #72 on: August 03, 2013, 20:27 »
May have mentioned this, but courgettes, peeled then sliced like a cucumber with a spud basher, into Hollandaise sauce flavoured with some fresh garlic.

Maaaarvelous...;0)

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« Reply #73 on: August 10, 2013, 14:04 »
Need to use up an overly large one ?

http://www.manjulaskitchen.com/2013/06/20/masala-zucchini/

Comes with the "Lardy seal of approval" just don't scorch the panch phoran  ::)

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« Reply #74 on: August 17, 2013, 12:16 »
Originally posted by Baldy in another thread.............
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can recommend this recipe from my friend Stuart - especially for the spice lovers... 

Courgette Pakora
2 courgettes grated
1 red onion finely sliced
1 to 2 red chillies - depending on your taste
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 egg
salt & pepper
self raising flour
Mix all the ingredients together adding enough flour to make a thick paste (100 - 150 grams), fry a tablespoon full until deep brown on both sides and serve hot with your choice of dipping sauce. Should make about 8 Pakora and take about 15 minutes from start to finish.

Is it necessary to drain the water from the grated courgette?
Rachael



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