Well, I went crazy a couple of weeks ago and bought 1 kilo (2 pounds) of zucchini. An ambitious purchase since I'm basically the only one in this household that likes zucchini (Nathan likes them, but let's face it, he's not eating a kilo of them). So, when I needed to figure out what to use them for I knew exactly the recipe!
My friend Casney's Pineapple Zucchini Bread. This recipe is so good that even my husband eats it and the man HATES zucchini! The only problem with this recipe is that it makes 2 loaves. And while I love zucchini bread, there is no way that we can have 2 loaves in this house. We would devour them in a couple of days, so I decided to take the second loaf to work.
When I got to work, everyone looked in delight as I unwrapped the loaf from the foil.
"Qui a fait ca?" (who made this)
"C'est quoi l'occassion?" (what's the occasion)
"C'est de quoi le gateau?" (What's in the cake)
And you see that last question is where I lost them. I never realized how strange it was to have zucchini in a sweet cake. It always seemed kind of normal having zucchini bread. When I told my co-workers however what was in the cake, they were a little in shock and a little in disbelief.
Their reaction was unbelievable to me. They can eat andouillette (which smells and tastes like feces) but the idea of zucchini in a cake is apparently disgusting.
Some people were more adventurous than others and they really enjoyed it. Although, some other people were harder to convince. By the end of the day most of the zucchini bread was gone, but not without a little lesson learned.