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Saturday, October 30, 2010

What To Do With All Those Green Tomatoes

We wound up with 23 tomato plants this year, and I think we grew more green tomatoes than red!  Here's some of them:
 (Don't know why I had a lime in there!)

And here's what we did with them:
Before the oven...
Cooling on the rack.
  Yes, that's right, we made green tomato cake!  It may sound a little weird, but it's wonderful.  For sure the best use of green tomatoes we could find.  Green tomato relish wasn't going to cut it for us since I'm not a huge fan of vinegar/pickled things, and once we made it would anyone want that as a gift?  Now I have three big cakes and 3 little cakes in the freezer awaiting after school snack time.

Here's links to the recipes we used:
Paula Deen's Green Tomato Cake 
allrecipes.com Green Tomato Cake

We eliminated the raisins in both cakes, reduced the nutmeg, added a few shakes of ground cloves and added more walnuts in both.  On the Paula Deen cake, we baked in a regular cake pan, and eliminated the brown butter frosting.  We made a basic powdered sugar icing instead.  These would be great topped with a cream cheese frosting.

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