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Cucumber Bread

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No, not a typo.

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I made bread out of cucumbers! Which, when you think about it, isn’t all THAT weird when you consider how similar it is to zucchini. And we all LOVE that Zucchini Bread, don’t we? Mr. Perfect. National Honor Society. Captain of the Football Team. PROM KING. Well, it’s time for his little cousin to step into the spotlight.

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I used my favorite recipe from The Cape Cod Cookbook, with a couple adjustments.

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Scoop the seeds out…

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…grate ‘em…

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…and squeeze all the water out (I used my Tofu Press).  I only made one loaf…

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…but what an understated beauty she was…

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…she took off her glasses, shook out her hair, and voila!  How could we all have been so blind, all these years?

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Cucumber Bread

Ingredients (1 Loaf)

  • 5 Tablespoon Egg Whites
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 English Cucumber, deseeded and shredded (about 1 cup)
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Instructions

Remove the cucumber seeds, using a spoon. Shred it, and press out all the excess water.

Combine eggs, oil, sugar, and zucchini. Add the rest of the ingredients until mixed.

Pour into a sprayed loaf pan, and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour and 20 minutes, until a knife comes out clean.

Leave in pan for 10 minutes before removing and placing on a wire rack to cool.

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Marshmallow Crack Bars

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Not sure what else to call these…

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…originally they were supposed to be blondies (<—Keep it Sweet’s recipe, my go-to) with some marshmallows….

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…but as you can see, the batter was outnumbered.

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You’ll want to use a foil sling to bake these, and you most certainly need to wait for them to cool before cutting…

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…but once you do…

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…CRACK ATTACK. I ate all four of these, one after the other, right after photographing them.

Marshmallow Crack Bars (adapted from Keep It Sweet)

Ingredients

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1.5 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 10 ounces of mini marshmallows

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350.

Line a 9×13 pan with foil and spray well.

Melt butter in microwave for 30 seconds, mix well with sugar. Combine the rest of the ingredients (except flour and marshmallows).

Stir in the flour until incorporated, careful not to overmix.

Fold in marshmallows.

Pour into the pan, bake for 30 minutes.

Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.