Baking? In July? Yes, friends, it was in the low 70's here in Boston yesterday and I had a couple lovely, fresh zucchini from my Picadilly Farms CSA share. No one but me in this house'll eat zucchini as a veg, so I thought I might try the sweet approach.
There was a little left over, so I buttered up 2 little ramekins and baked that off. Before baking, I sprinkled the muffin tops with turbinado sugar, so they've got a sweet little crunch to 'em. Oh, and I added the optional cup of raisins and chopped walnuts to these puppies, too. These are nice - moist, nice crumb, not too sweet and they require no special equipment to make (although I confess to grating the zucchini in the Cuisinart - it's just so fast!). These are delicious alone, or warmed with a schmear of butter, or a drizzle of honey, or a schmear of butter and and drizzle of honey . . . .
And are you like me? With a portion control issue with baked goods? These pups will freeze well. I intend to put at least a 1/2 dozen into a Ziploc and stow 'em . . . you can defrost them individually for a treat, or en masse for a get-together.
Happy 4th of July, everyone!