By Kevin Williams
You'll be hearing more from this talented Amish cook soon. I'll be paying a visit to her soon in her Ohio Amish community to see what kind of treats she can whip up, but in the meantime here is one to whet your appetite!
BARBARA YODER’S MAPLE BROWN SUGAR-FROSTED ZUCCHINI BARS
1 cup sugar
1 cup, packed, light brown sugar
2 cups zucchini, shredded
1 cup oil
2 cups flour
2 teaspooons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Grease, using butter or shortening, a 9-by-13 glass or metal baking pan and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix the zucchini, sugar, eggs and oil. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined. Spoon the dough into the baking pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a knife inserted in the bars comes out clean. Frost with Maple Brown Sugar Frosting when completely cool.
2 cups light brown sugar, packed
6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
3/4 cups heavy cream
3 cups powdered sugar, or to taste
2 teaspoons maple flavoring
Place brown sugar, butter and cream in a sauce pan and bring to a rolling boil, scraping down the sides of the sauce pan with a spatula. Allow the mixture to cool. Stir in powdered sugar until the desired sweetness and consistency is achieved. Stir in maple flavoring. Frost bars or sugar cookies.