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    Adding some Twist in Your Squash Recipes


    Squash is a vegetable that grows anywhere you plant it, in your backyard, in the vegetable garden or in the vegetable field. As a vegetable it can be cooked in different ways. You can sauté it with onion, garlic, some cubed pork meat or shrimp or sauté it together with some other vegetables like sliced eggplant, sliced bitter melon, some string beans cut 2 inches long even adding squash flowers and squash tops. Add some amount of oyster sauce before removing from heat and you have a delectable vegetable dish. Others use squash as a dessert adding to the peeled and sliced squash to a caramelized sugar or cutting the squash into halve or quarter and baking it unpeeled with some sprinkled sugar on top. And here is one more way of enjoying the rich in vitamins and healthy squash recipe. Use it as an ingredient for cake.

    Cut the squash into eight pieces. Peel each sliced piece and grate. In an electric mixer beat 3 pieces eggs at full speed for 5 minutes. Add alternately 2 cups white sugar and one and ½ cups vegetable oil. Add ½ teaspoon vanilla. Sift 3 cups all purpose flour, one teaspoon cinnamon, 2 teaspoon baking soda. Add the sifted ingredients. Place the mixture in a mixing bowl. Fold in 1 cup crushed pineapple, 3 cups grated squash and some nuts (you may use cashew nuts). Pour in prepared greased baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees F oven for 40 minutes or until cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clear of the batter. Let cool before frosting.

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