Zucchini Base Aka Z B for Cakes, Cookies, & Pie

50 mins (prep 20, cooking 30)
8 ingredients
3 servings
This is a versatile, old time favorite recipe of mine, probably from the 1950s, which utilizes your summer bounty of zucchini in several different ways. The "zucchini base" recipe can be used to make other dishes such as: lunch cake, cookies, and pie (see Z B Lunch Cake or Z B Pie or Z B Cookies). This recipe makes 3 quarts of base; the cake uses 1 cup of ZB, the cookies use 1 cup, and the pie uses 2 cups. I believe this recipe originally came from the Pasadena Star News.

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Serving Size (1318.59 g)
Servings 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 1470.6 Calories from Fat 36.45
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.05g 18.7%
Saturated Fat 0.85g 12.72%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1984.32mg 248.04%
Total Carbohydrate 359.87g 359.87%
Dietary Fiber 16.95 g 203.46%
Sugars 320.33 g %
Protein 26.14g 156.84%
Vitamin A 4673.72IU% Vitamin C 323.19mg%
Calcium 556.07mg% Iron 13.94mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
mashed, ground nutmeg, ground cloves