Friday, 18 December 2009

Courgette Cake Recipe

What is cake?
Much academic discourse centers around cake's shape, decoration and it's unusual presence at ceremonial events, but its precise definition still remains elusive. Clear examples between a bread and a cake are so easy to mention that any fool can, yet could you look me in the eye and tell me that banana bread is not cake? I would hope not.

The moniker cake has also been employed for such varied uses as a rock band and a fictional drug in the satirical spoof documentary series Brass Eye, thus further adding confusion.

Here we present to you another blurring of the cake and bread lines; a courgette cake.

1. Oil a loaf pan and preheat yer oven to 170oC.
2. Mix up 3 eggs, sugar (1 and a quarter cups), olive oil (half a cup), yogurt (half a cup), Cocoa (half a cup) and vanilla (a teaspoon).
3. Fold in 2 grated courgettes.
4. In another bowl mix 3 cups of wholegrain flour, 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate, some seeds, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, a quarter of a teaspoon of baking powder.
5. Mix everything together and slap in the loaf pan.
6. Bake for an hour.


(notice no icing, is it this very fact that makes it courgette bread?)

For those looking for a reference point think banana bread; without the banana's and with a slight chocolate tang. If you share an interest in gender confused (or some would say bread-curious) cakes stay tuned for an upcoming chili cake recipe!

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