Something magical happens when you cook watermelon. It has a delicate flavour and a high water content so cooking the fruit before making the cobbler helps to intensify the flavour and release some of the water. It also changes the consistency to something similar to a peach. And it gets really sweet. So by reducing the sugar in the cobbler batter it helps to balance the sweetness.
And, with Halloween approaching, cutting up a big melon is good practice for your jack-o-lantern carving skills!
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I would love to take credit for this recipe but it’s not mine. I found it on the internet last year and made the loaf. It was so good I couldn’t believe it was packed full of zucchini! The concept of delicious and nutritious is a joke, right? But in this case, I have to say….there is some nutritional value with all that zucchini. I made another batch and used some whole wheat flour and reduced the sugar so now it’s even MORE nutritional. This version of the recipe makes 12 perfect Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins.
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My parents used to tell me that during zucchini season they had to lock their cars at night or they’d find the back seat full of zucchinis. I don’t think they were joking! My dad and Mr. Foster next door always had a friendly competition about gardening. One year they both had quite the harvest and couldn’t eat them up fast enough. I’m told Mr. Foster went out after dark and left them at various neighbours’ front doors.
This could be called Blueberry Zucchini Loaf but since there’s more zucchini than blueberries, it’s Zucchini Blueberry Loaf.
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