The zucchini or courgette is a summer squash which can reach nearly a meter in length, but which is usually harvested at half that size or less. Along with certain other squashes, it belongs to the species Cucurbita pepo. Thank you Wikipedia
I was recently introduced to a very large specimen - of Zucchini that is - home grown by Chef Vince. Apparently this was not his biggest, but he brought it to Liaison College Barrie to share with his class. I extended a bit of a challenge (make something delicious from this humble beast) and Chef Vince accepted without hesitation. Mainly since the "gourd head" didn't make a great student?
So the students bid their friend adieu and considered the tasty results.
I offered a tried and true recipe from my collection for the class to try. It's a moist and flavourful zucchini bread that can also do double duty as a muffin. First thing in the mise en place process is to gather the ingredients. How much zucchini did they actually have to work with?
The colossal specimen was weighed and measured. There was a lot to work with. Strategies began to formulate.
And then the manual labour began.
But the results were amazing!
Tempted? Try the recipe!
Zucchini Bread Recipe
Yield: Makes 2 loaves.