Recipes from a passionate home cook

Tag: courgette

Zucchini Courgette Roses Recipe

Zucchini roses

I strongly believe that whenever planning any nice or special dinner, you should never underestimate the importance of side dishes. They can really make or break a great meal. For me, a good side dish is delicious on its own, but not too strong in flavour, to ensure it’s not overpowering. It should also do something visually, either be beautifully and elegantly plated, or add some great colour, and help lift the overall look of the plate. Finally, it should be easy and stress-free to ...

Courgette and parmesan puff pastry tarts

This recipe for courgette and parmesan puff pastry tarts is great for a number of reasons. Firstly, they are full of flavour but require very little ingredients. Secondly, they feel kind of special but really take no time at all. But perhaps most importantly, they are really fun to make and completely scalable depending on the course or occasion! Looking for a fun canapé? Make small squares and top with one or two of zucchini slices. A delicious starter or side? The sizes used in the recipe ...

Recipe for courgette cake with cream cheese frosting and pistachios

Courgette cake

I’m not going to lie, I was sceptical when I first saw this recipe for courgette cake with cream cheese in Nigella Lawson’s How To Be A Domestic Goddess cookbook, for a few different reasons. Firstly, I sort of struggled with the idea that with the relatively large amount of courgettes, this recipe was going to deliver a sweet cake (though, as the book explains, nobody questions the amount of carrots in a carrot cake). Secondly, I couldn’t discover any butter in this ...