the greenies that is scarpaccia cut in cubes


This cake is the “scarpaccia” a Tuscan sweet cake with zucchini. Nadia from Viareggio gave me the recipe. I baked it in a rectangular baking tray and then I cut it into cubes like the brownies, but I called them greenies for the green color of zucchini. Now let’s see how these greenies are prepared:


  • 1 kg of zucchini;
  • 200 gr of flour;
  • 200 gr of sugar + 1 tbsp;
  • 100 gr of soft butter;
  • 3 eggs;
  • 1/2 pkt of baking powder;
  • the grated peel of a lemon;
  • 2 or 3 chopped basil leaves.


Let’s knead!

  1. slice the zucchini;
  2. in a bowl beat the eggs;
  3. add sugar and beat again;
  4. add butter, flour, baking powder, lemon peel and chopped basil;
  5. Finally add all the courgettes except a handful, and mix well;
  6. Pour the mixture into a rectangular baking tray covered with wet and squeezed baking paper and distribute the last zucchini on top;
  7. sprinkle with a spoonful of sugar;
  8. bake at 180 ° for about 40 minutes;
  9. remove from the oven and let the cake to cool completely;
  10. take the cake off the mold and cut it into cubes of about 4 cm side length.

Here’s what Barbara from La Teiera eclettica recommends for this recipe:
For the sweet cake with the zucchini I would have thought of: Maloom FTGFOP1 A black tea from South Nepal of high quality similar to a Darjeeling picked in summer, characterized by fresh, vegetable, light taste, with a floral aftertaste combined with a note that remembers the mature spring fruit. Perfect at any time of the day.



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