Spicy courgette loaf cake and green mane extensions

courgettecake

Top of the class at the School for Extremely Naughty Horses (or bottom really, depending on which way you look at it), Castaño has a multitude of convictions  to his name. He was recently detained overnight at The School for extreme insubordination and unusually boisterous and rebellious behaviour. But don’t let’s go there; let’s visit instead our poor trampled-upon vegetable garden. Did he really think we weren’t going to notice the broken gate, hoof prints, missing vegetables and randomly-deposited manure? Just how stupid does he think we are? To add insult to injury, I found the cheeky monster hanging out in the field afterwards as if butter wouldn’t melt, bearing a striking resemblance to a large, hairy bridesmaid. It’s just as well I had picked the courgettes for this cake beforehand or it would have been a no-show!

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Ingredients (serves 8)

2 large eggs

125ml olive oil

85g soft brown sugar

350g courgettes, grated

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

140g sultanas, pre-soaked in rum

300g spelt flour

2 teaspoons garam masala (or other mixed spice if you prefer)

½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

½ teaspoon baking powder

85g walnuts, roughly chopped

Preheat the oven to 180°C.  Grease and prepare a medium-sized loaf tin. Whisk the eggs, olive oil and sugar well in a large mixing bowl and then add the courgettes, vanilla and sultanas. Sift the remaining ingredients together and then incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Pour into the tin and bake for about 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

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8 responses to “Spicy courgette loaf cake and green mane extensions

  1. Mh it seems hard to break in Castaño…. I’m glad you’ve saved the courgettes… this loaf looks very yummy!

  2. I hope the overnight detention ‘cured’ Castono of his trampling-upon vegetable gardens habit. I like the sound and look of the loaf cake.

    • Thank you! I think it’ll take more than overnight detention to cure him of his naughtiness. Unfortunately he’s in midst of the horse-equivalent of his rebellious teenage years so we’ll probably just have to wait it out!

  3. Wow! What a recipe!

  4. Reblogged this on Travels with Mary and commented:
    Yum!!

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