Monday, August 13, 2012

Zucchini pudding cakes

Well, well, well, I've finally done something totally my own again. It's been a while. I thought about these pudding cupcakes for a long time and even had the zucchini in my veggie drawer in the fridge for several days before getting around to doing my magic. In the end I was thrilled last evening when I put these on the table for Peter and me; they're tasty and have a marvelous pudding-like interior. I might have to go to a chiropractor as a result of patting myself on the back.

Zucchini pudding cakes
1 Tbs butter
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 medium onion, chopped fine
12 oz zucchini, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 Tbs mascarpone cheese
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/8 cup all purpose flour
1 Tbs chopped basil leaves
1 tsp chopped thyme leaves
1/2 tsp baking powder
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt the butter in the olive oil in a saute pan. Add the onion and zucchini and cook 5-6 minutes, until softened. Remove from heat, place in a medium bowl, and allow to cool.

In the meantime mix the flour, baking powder, basil, thyme, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

Place the zucchini and onion mix in the food processor along with the egg and mascarpone. Puree.

Return this to the bowl you used to cool it. Stir in flour mixture.

Lubricate a six muffin pan with Pam. Divide the zucchini mix into 6 equal portions. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before turning out onto your cutting board. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

these are genius!... I love them, wonderfully inventive x

Knatolee said...

Now how did you know I had a bunch of zucchini looking for a recipe?!! These look yummy!

Knatolee said...

And I realize that I never told you how great my brined chicken turned out. I asked you about that many moons ago after seeing your recipe. What a great way to prep a chicken for roasting!

Jenn said...

Wow, that sounds really good. I might even get my picky eater to eat this. Very clever of you :)

Pam said...

It sounds like creative cooking at its best! Kudos to you, Obsessive Chef!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

what a creative way to use zucchini! Like a zucchini muffin but better! I Love it!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Very delicious sounding! A realignment for the back can be a good thing! LOL

Chad said...

Great idea for using all the extra zucchini from our garden. And the kids are excited to try this one tonight. Thank You

mia poe said...

A great way to make kids eat zucchini. They will surely like the taste of it in a pudding. Thanks for the recipe.
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Chris said...

I am almost on the floor laughing with a visualization of Bill Cosby advertising these like he used to for Jello pudding. Then I starting reading the instructions using his voice in my head. Seriously, I was.

Three or four years ago, I would have read this and thought you were crazy but Alexis has made so many good things from zucchini that nothing would surprise me now. Great recipe. Hope your back feels better soon, ha ha.

Angie's Recipes said...

These pudding cakelets look very tasty.

Shaheen said...

I love the sound of these.

jacqueline hartman said...

Giving it a try right now, would love to see pictures of each step to see if the consistency is correct. I'll let you know how they turn out....fingers crossed.

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