Yes, I now that we’re not actually under quarantine, it just sounded good!

I made Zucchini Orange Cake today and pickled some eggs. Here are the recipes.

Zucchini Orange Cake from several places online tweaked to suit me. I used a classic Bundt pan.

3 cups zucchini grated and squeezed, get rid of all the liquid you can.
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus extra for pan
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 large eggs room temperature
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
12 tbsp butter melted and cooled slightly
1 tbsp orange zest
2 tbsp fresh orange juice

Grease and flour a Bundt pan. Preheat the oven to 325*F

Combine all the dry ingredients and give them a good stir with a wisk.

Combine the zucchini, melted butter, eggs, and juice in a mixing bowl and mix well. Add the dry ingredients including the zest. Mix til it’s just combined, pour it into a prepared Bundt pan.

Bake for 55 minutes, check to se if it’s done using a small sharp knife or a toothpick inserted in the cake, it should come out clean when it’s done. If it’s not done after 55 minutes let it bake for another 5-10 minutes and check again.

You can make a glaze for the cake. I may just eat it without the extra sugar! To make the glaze use 1 cup powdered sugar, 3 teaspoons of orange juice and a teaspoon or so of orange zest. Mix it up well and drizzle over the cake.

Pickled Eggs

These eggs are a little spicier than my usual eggs that I make using an 1860s recipe.

Combine in a heavy saucepan:

8-12 boiled eggs, shelled.

1 cup apple cider vinegar, 1 cup water, 2 tablespoons pickling spice, 1 bay leaf, 2 cloves garlic smashed, 1/4 cup sugar, fresh dill and thinly sliced red onion.

Place the eggs in a clean quart jar, add some fresh dill and slices of red onions, the garlic and a bay leaf.

Heat the other ingredients over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.

Pour the liquid and spices over the eggs in the jar, put the lid on and let it sit on the countertop for 3 days then refrigerate it. That’s it!

If you use a raw apple cider vinegar, the liquid will be cloudly likemine looks below. But if you use a commercial ACV or even a white vinegar, it will have a pretty, more clear look to it.