Monday, August 24, 2009
isn't it lovely when you can meander out into the garden, pick some home-grown produce fresh off the vine, and then turn it into delicious baked goods? yes, i think so, too.
this was our first year growing zucchini, and i seriously can't get enough. yes, there is zucchini coming out of our ears (not literally, that would be gross and painful), but i am happy to grate it all up, add some sugar, flour, and eggs and transform it into something moist and sweet and yummy.
thankfully the newest issue of gourmet had a recipe for chocolate zucchini cupcakes that sounded just perfect, though theirs was meant to be served sans frosting. the horror! i turned to my old pal martha and found a frosting recipe that seemed to be made to grace these cupcakes (a combination of butter, cream cheese, sour cream, chocolate powder, melted bittersweet chocolate, and powdered sugar). it was a match made in heaven.