Amish Cook: Celebrate the season of peaches and zucchini

2013-07-17T00:00:00Z 2013-07-23T14:42:04Z Amish Cook: Celebrate the season of peaches and zucchiniLovina Eicher Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
July 17, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Editor’s Note: Lovina’s column is on summer break this week. We'd like to wish her and her husband Joe a very happy, blessed anniversary this week (July 15). Meanwhile, it is the season of peaches and zucchini. Here are some favorite recipes from the Amish Cook archives.

ZUCCHINI PATTIES

3 cups peeled and shredded zucchini

3 eggs

Salt to taste

DIRECTIONS: Just before you’re ready to start frying, mix the above three ingredients. Drop by tablespoon onto preheated buttered frying pan. Mash and shape into patties and fry until golden brown on each side. Top with a slice of cheese and serve. We like to eat these just like this or also on a sandwich with lettuce, tomato and onions.

ZUCCHINI PINEAPPLE BREAD

4 eggs

2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 1/4 cup oil

3 cups fresh grated zucchini (I peel mine first)

3 cups flour

1 cup chopped nuts (pecans)

1 small can crushed pineapple in its own juice

DIRECTIONS: Mix dry ingredients except sugar together and set aside. Beat eggs until light, then gradually add sugar. Add oil, vanilla and pineapple, then dry ingredients. Fold in zucchini and nuts. Bake in loaf pans at 350 degrees for one hour depending on loaf pan size.

CREAMY PEACH PIE

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup  flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

2 cups half and half

6-8 cups fresh, sliced peaches or 1 (29-oz. can) sliced peaches, drained

1 pie shell

DIRECTIONS: Combine sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon. Blend. Add to peaches and toss to coat. Add half and half and mix. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 45 minutes at 350 degrees or until it sets. Cool completely. Apples can also be substituted for peaches.

HOMEMADE PEACH COBBLER

1 /2 cup butter or margarine

2 cups sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 1 /2 cups milk

2 cups flour

DIRECTIONS: Melt butter in a 9-by-12-inch pan. Mix together sugar, baking powder, milk and flour. Pour mixture into pan and then put on peeled, sliced peaches. Bake at 325 degrees until golden brown. If desired, serve with ice cream or milk.

The opinions expressed are solely the writer's. Reach Lovina at The Amish Cook, P.O. Box 157, Middletown, Ohio 45042 or visit www.amishcookonline.com for more recipes and videos.

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