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Finely dice 5c sunchokes, cover 1” over the top with water and simmer until tender. Add 5c chopped apples, 1c water, 1/2c apple cider vinegar, 2c raisins, 1.5c brown sugar, 1T nutmeg and cinnamon, 1tsp cloves, allspice and salt. Let simmer an hour or so stirring to prevent sticking until thickened. The sunchokes give a lovely nutty flavor. Process in boiling water bath as per canning methods.
Luella's Zucchini Raisin Bars
A great one bowl recipe! Cream 1/2c butter with 3/4c brown sugar. add 1 egg, 1tsp vanilla, 2c grated zucchini, 1 3/4c flour, 1tsp each soda, baking powder, cinnamon, 1/2tsp nutmeg, 1/4tsp salt, 1c raisins. Place into parchment lined 8x12 baking pan, bake about 30min in 350 oven. Serve plain or with your favorite frosting.
Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Frosting
2 cups all-purpose flour
1.5 cups white sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3 cups grated zucchini
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch baking pan.
2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add the eggs and oil, mix well. Fold in the nuts and zucchini until they are evenly distributed. Pour into the prepared pan.
3. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool cake
Chocolate Frosting (changed from fudge frosting)
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 T dark chocolate
1 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup butter
1. In medium sauce pan, whisk sugar, flour, milk and vanilla, heat until thickened then add chocolate. Let cool completely. Cream butter and add cooled mixture until creamy and whipped. Smooth over cooled cake.
In a large bowl cream 3/4c butter, 1c brown sugar. Beat in 2 eggs, 1c roasted squash and 1tsp vanilla. Separately combine 2c flour, 1tsp each baking powder,cinnamon, 1/2tsp each baking soda, salt, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, optional 1/2c each raisins, chopped dates, nuts, Combine to creamed mixture and drop rounded teaspoons onto parchment covered baking sheets. Bake in 350 over for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Makes 60 cookies.
Green Tomato Mincemeat
Finely chop 10c green tomatoes, 5c apples. Add 2c raisins, 1c currents, 1.5c sugar, 1.5c brown sugar, 1T cinnamon and nutmeg, 1tsp cloves, allspice and salt, 1/2c vinegar. Let simmer 2 hours or so stirring to prevent sticking until thickened. Process in boiling water bath as per canning methods.
Moist Zucchini Loaf
Optional see below Soak 1/2c raisins in hot water then drain
1/2tsp each baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg
Optional 1/2c each coconut, walnuts and drained raisins
1c grated zucchini
Add dry mixture all at once, mix until blended
Turn into parchment papered 9x3 loaf pan and bake 1 hour until toothpick in cener come out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Cuts better the next day