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“Lunchtime Favourites” with Maria Felix Vas Saturday’s from 11am -1pm Food Blogger, Linzi Barrow was Maria’s Lunchtime Favourites guest on Saturday, where she revealed cooking secrets from the Clandestine Cake club, shared her recipe for Chocolate Courgette Cake (see below) and told us about her work as a “blogger”. Linzi Blogs about Lancashire produce and as well as cooking, enjoys visiting food fairs, festivals, and eating out…..and then writing about it. Blogging is a hobby alongside her daytime job but she has had some accolades in her “foodie career” so far, including winning 2nd prize in a "Green and Blacks" chocolate baking competition from Country Living Magazine.

(pic….Linzi Barrow being interviewed by Maria )

Linzi is also a proud member of the clandestine cake club movement, in which another one of her recipes has featured in their latest cook book. She also Created an iconic building of Preston in cake, as part of Preston Cake City to celebrate the Guild 2012.

For More information on Linzi and to read what she “blogs” about….go to:

Lunchtime Favourite Recipe Courgette chocolate cake

*Melt the chocolate,(can use the microwave, but be careful not to overheat) *Grate the courgettes into a bowl (or use food processor) * sift the flour and add the eggs, sugar and sunflower oil. Lastly add melted cooled chocolate and finally the baking powders and spices. *Pour into tin and bake for approx. 50 mins, test with a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. *Leave in the tin to cool, before finishing the cooling process on a wire rack.

Ingredients: *175g Dark chocolate ( at least 60% cocoa solids) *225g courgettes (approx. two) *200g Plain flour *110g caster sugar *175ml sunflower oil *2 medium eggs *1 tsp baking powder *1 tsp bicarb of soda *1 tsp ground cinnamon *1/4 tsp vanilla paste (optional)

Method: * Preheat oven to 180c / 350f/gas mark 4 * Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin

*The loaf stores well in a tin and also freezes well…..but guaranteed to be eaten before chance of this!

Linzi Barrow on BBC Radio Lancashire  
Linzi Barrow on BBC Radio Lancashire  

Chocolate courgette cake was on the menu for Lunchtime favourites on Saturdays programme with Maria Felix Vas. Food Blogger, Lizi Barrow coo...