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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 22, 2014

Treat yourself with peaches, zucchini

By LOVINA EICHER, the Amish Cook | Jul 16, 2013

Editor’s Note: Lovina’s column is on summer break. I’d like to wish her and her husband, Joe, a very happy, blessed anniversary this week (July 15). I hope they have many more years of good health and happiness together.

Meanwhile, it is the season of peaches and zucchini, two summer staples. Here are some favorites from the Amish Cook archives — Kevin Williams, Amish Cook editor

ZUCCHINI PATTIES

3 cups peeled, shredded zucchini

3 eggs

Salt to taste

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 cup sugar

1 Tbsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1/4 ttsp. baking soda

2 tsp. vanilla

1 1/4 cup oil

3 cup fresh grated zucchini

3 cup flour

1 cup chopped nuts (pecans)

1 small can crushed pineapple in its own juice

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 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

2 cup half and half

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

1 pie shell (9 1/2 inch)

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 Tbsp. baking powder

1 1/2 cups milk

2 cups flour

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.

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