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Beyond the bread: 8 ways to get creative with zucchini

sctimes.com

Zucchini is an easy-to-grow crop, with its plants thriving in nearly any kind of soil and with one plant capable of producing up to 10 pounds of zucchini over one growing cycle. If you suppose an amateur gardener, unaware of zucchini’s incredible yield, plants two or three seedlings in the spring … well, you’re looking at a whole lot of zucchini come July. It’s true that some people redistribute their zucchini burden by saddling neighbors and friends with sacks of the stuff unannounced.

It sounds like the plot of a Roald Dahl novel, but overly abundant zucchini is no joke for growers in Central Minnesota. Zucchini is an easy-to-grow crop, with its plants thriving in nearly any kind of soil and with one plant capable of producing up to 10 pounds of zucchini over one growing cycle. If you suppose an amateur gardener, unaware of zucchini’s incredible yield, plants two or three seedlings in the spring … well, you’re looking at a whole lot of zucchini come July.

So what to do, then, with all that squash? It’s true that some people redistribute their zucchini burden by saddling neighbors and friends with sacks of the stuff unannounced. It’s comical, but it’s also a dilemma; a person can only make (and eat!) so much zucchini bread. Whether you’re a zucchini grower or the recipient of a neighbor’s bounty, you’re likely in need of some fresh, innovative recipes.

In a large bowl, whisk  ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons of whole wheat or all purpose flour together with 2 teaspoons of baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon cinnamon. In a separate bowl, whisk together two egg yolks (save the whites), 1 cup full fat Greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, and 1 tablespoon of honey.