Wednesday, July 16, 2008

If kids can do it, so can I

I don’t know what it says about me that I sometimes prefer recipes that have been written by/for children. Maybe it’s the simplicity of the recipes, or the fewer ingredients. Or maybe it’s because I feel so bleah after a day at work that simple is best?

In any case, this zucchini slice was adapted (via delicious magazine) from the Artarmon Public School 2002 Cookbook. Those kids are onto something, because this is a very tasty, easy slice that is quick to make. The bacon can be omitted and other veges such as corn kernels, capsicum pieces or chopped mushrooms added to make it healthier. And the leftovers are scrumptious the next day.

Zucchini Slice

5 eggs
150g (1 cup) self-raising flour, sifted (I used about ¾ cup for a less floury taste)
375g (about 3 smallish) zucchini, grated
1 onion, finely chopped
200 rindless bacon, chopped
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
60ml (1/4 cup) vegetable oil

1. Preheat oven to 170 deg C. Grease and line a 30 x 20cm lamington pan.
2. Beat the egg in a large bowl until combined.
3. Add the flour and beat until smooth.
4. Add zucchini, onion, bacon, cheese and oil and stir to combine.
5. Pour into the prepared pan and bake in oven for 30 mins or until cooked through.

Makes about 10 slices (depends on the size of the baking pan).

Recipe from delicious. February 2003

And check out the old copy of delicious that it is from (remember when it used to be $4.95 a copy!).


  1. Mom used to make zucchini slice for us all the time. Love the stuff. Would probably still love it now if I tried making it :)

  2. Oh am going to try this recipe out - my five year old loves zucchini.

  3. y - if my mother had made zucchini slice (rather than boiled zucchini), I would have loved it too!

    belinda - you are lucky to have a 5 year old who eats zucchini, though my bf, who is like a 5 yo (sorry, hon) loves this slice...

  4. I made this for lunch today using this recipe, but accidently forgot the 60ml of oil and used 2 zucchinis and 1 carrot (instead of 3 zucchinis). Still turned out brilliantly - lovely and moist! I only used 3/4 cups of self raising flour as well as per your suggestion. Am going to definitly use this again and leave out the oil! was great!