Friday, August 10, 2012

ZUCCHINI AND BLACK WALNUT BARS FOR "OPEN HOUSE"


OPEN HOUSE IS HERE:



This is really a repost from 2009 and I hope you will enjoy!  I have baked cakes and  tea breads with zucchini but this recipe is my favorite!












Do you have zucchinis coming out of your ears? If you are overflowing with them I have a recipe for you from "Scones, Muffins , Tea Cakes" originally printed in 1996 by Collins Publishers. (I think Out Of Print)





Zucchini and Black Walnut Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting:


1 1/2 cups loosely packed, coarsely grated zucchini
2 large eggs,1 cup sugar, 3/4 cup corn oil, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground allspice, 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg, 1 cup black walnuts chopped

Frosting: 3 oz cream cheese softened, 2 cups softened confectioner's sugar, 2 Tb milk, dash of salt, 1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees- oil a 9 x 13 baking dish- set aside
In a large bowl beat together eggs, sugar and oil until well blended. Beat in vanilla.


In a small bowl, stir together the flour,baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg. Stir in flour mix into the egg mix blending well. Add the zucchini and walnuts and mix. Spread into baking dish. Bake 30 minutes till top springs back when touched. Let cool


To make frosting in a bowl: beat cream cheese till smooth, add sugar and milk, then salt and vanilla- If too thick - add more milk until spreadable. Ice cool cake. Slice with very sharp knife.

Also....I want to link you to THE REAL MOM KITCHEN BLOG
and what looks to me like a really great recipe Zucchini Bars with Carrot in them!  Check it out as I think it sounds fabulous!






23 comments:

Deanna said...

I know that this has gotta be awesome.
The kind of food that just melts in your mouth!!!!
blessings,
d

Andrea said...

Sounds like a great recipe! I can't wait to try it out! Best of luck with the root canal...you will be in my prayers!

Southern Touch Catering said...

I have this book, I will have to make these soon myself!!!! YUM!

Storybook Woods said...

A very yummy way to use up zucchini, Clarice

parTea lady said...

Looks like a zucchini lovers dream dessert.

Tammy said...

Hello there! So glad you dropped by my blog and that you liked it enough to add! Please help yourself to my Kindred Spirit award in my side bar!

Your zucchini bars look yummy. My daughter just made several loaves of bread and are sharing them around...too bad she lives in Ky and I'm here in Ohio...but I may hit the farmers mkt in the morning for sure!

Blessings to YOU!♥

Tammy said...

PS...I've added you into my blogroll and reader list so that I don't miss a thing on your lovely blog!♥

loose leaf tea lover said...

Sounds delicious! Cant wait to try it with some Rooibos tea i just picked up from my local farmers market.

parTea lady said...

The zucchini bars look delicious, especially with the cream cheese frosting. I don't have a surplus of zucchinis, but if I did I'd be making my favorite diet cream of zucchini soup.

faithhopecherrytea said...

Gorgeous Bernideen! HaPpY 4th of July!!

Beth said...

Bernideen, Your zucchini bars look awesome! I will have some zucchini this summer. I planted two hills. I love both your Rose Chintz and Old Country Roses teapots! On a personal note, I have been enjoying the strawberry tea you sent. Thank you.
Beth

Lavender Cottage said...

This recipe sounds delicious Bernideen, and healthy too! I would love to sneak vegetables into unsuspecting grands, they'd be so thrilled about the icing, they likely wouldn't notice the green specs.
And, the recipe makes a big pan of squares, yummy.
Happy July 4.
Judith

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello my friend,
What wonderful zucchini bars and how good they look next to the Rose Chintz coffee pot!! My heart always melts when I see that pattern!
My mother always made a scrumptious zucchini bread; very moist and spicy. A real treat this time of year. Thank you for sharing your tea and the recipe with Tea Time. Wishing you a delightful Fourth of July holiday.

Blessings,
Sandi

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

oh my do I love zucchini...those bars look so great! I am ALWAYS looking for a new tea party food book and now I will have to hunt that treasure down for sure! Thanks!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. I also love zucchini and have this recipe too. You have made me hungry now!!
Lovely tea pots you picture with your yummy treat!
Thank you for sharing a past post once again. It was so nice to visit and join you for Tea Time Tuesday.
Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

Charlotte said...

I love all things zucchini! Thank you so much for the recipe!

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

This was one of the first posts I found of yours...of course, I made those yummy bars! Hmmm....I think I will have to try them again...they were so delicious...trying to think how they will fit into the diet? Yes, they will count for the "vegetable" for the day! Ha!!! Have a good one. ~Donna

Angela McRae said...

Bernideen, this is no exaggeration: I clicked on your blog and as soon as I saw that first photo my stomach started growling! Have mercy!

Jan said...

Perfect timing! I need some new zucchini recipes since my garden is overflowing right now. I'm going to try these this week. Thanks!

Johanna said...

Hi Bernideen,
oh my! So sorry to hear that you hurt your toes. I hope the pain will decrease soon.
Thank you for the helpful message. Your Zucchini bar recipe sounds great. One can never have enough recipes for this nice veggetable. Easy to grow and granted huge crops. Just need to have inspirations and your recipe looks great. Thank you for the recipe and for hosting this wonderful event.
Take care, Johanna

Donna Heber said...

Hi Bernideen,

Looks delicious! I'm so sorry to hear about your foot. Hope things heal quickly for you.

Sarah said...

Oh, that hurts. Sorry about your toes.
The zucchini bread looks delicious.
I know I'm late. Forgot you were hosting this party. I'm got you on my schedule now. Thanks!

Southerncook said...

The bars look delicious and I am now craving them. Recipe sounds wonderful. I may have to make me some of these.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook