Sunday, August 15, 2010

Palletteers do more than paint!

Not only does Palletteer Margaret Berggren paint lovely watercolors, but she also wins prizes at county fairs! This past weekend Margaret won quite a few ribbons at the Colfax County Fair in Springer, NM: She won two white ribbons for her yellow squash - crook neck and straight, two reds (2nd place!) for her zucchini muffins and yogurt zucchini walnut bread, a blue (1st place!) for her zucchini coconut bread, and in addition to winning a blue (1st Place) for her squirrel cross stitch, she also received a best of the show, a giant purple ribbon, for it! Congratulations, Margaret!
Here are copies of her award winning recipes:
Red Ribbon Zucchini Muffins
3c grated unpeeled zucchini
2/3 c unsalted butter
1 1/3 c. Sugar
2 beaten eggs
2t vanilla
2t baking soda
pinch salt
3c flour
2t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1 c chopped walnuts
1/2 c (1 box) raisinettes.
Add dry ingredients to moist ingredients - add walnuts and raisinettes last - fold them in - makes about a dozen large muffins, back at 350 degrees for about 30 - 40 minutes (test with toothpick) - cool - these store well in the frig. This gives just a hint of chocolate - A fun recipe –

Blue ribbon Zucchini Coconut Bread
3 c flour,
2t baking soda,
1 1/2 t baking powder,
1t salt,
1t cinnamon,
1/2 t nutmeg,
3 beaten eggs,
1c veg oil,
1c white sugar,
1c light brown sugar,
1/2 c sour cream,
2 t vanilla,
3 c unpeeled grated zucchini,
1 c shredded coconut
1 20 oz can crushed pineapple
Add dry ingredients to moist ingredients - I prepared 5 small loaf pans with Pam for baking, or you can grease and flour pans, bake at 350 for about 50-60 minutes - test w/toothpick for doneness - cool in pans for about 10 minutes. Remove to a rack to complete cooling - These loaves freeze very well for a long time.

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