No, not a recipe for Spam, that versatile canned meat product (which, I’ve actually never eaten). No, this post is a reprinted recipe that I received via a spam email message. I’m not sure what the intellectual property rights implications are with regard to recipes received from unsolicited email. I’m willing to take the risk.
In any event, here’s the message, in its entirety:
From: Blair [mailto:link deleted]
Sent: Friday, June 03, 2005 8:02 PM
To: Tami Forman
Subject: Zucchini Loaves
Returned from vacation and finally got a chance to respond back to my emails. While on our trip, came across this wonderful Zucchini recipe and wish to share it with all.
Blair’s Zucchini Loaves
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 cups shredded zucchini (1 1/2 pounds)
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
Combine first 5 ingredients in a large mixing bowl, stirring well.
Combine all purpose flour and next 9 ingredients, stirring well. Add zucchini mixture, stirring just until blended. Spoon batter evenly into 2 greased and floured 8x 4 x 2 1/2 loafpans.
Bake at 350 for 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool pans on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely on wire rack.
Combine powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and milk, stirring until smooth. Drizzle evenly over loaves; sprinkle with pecans.
Yield: 2 loaves.
**(These loaves may be frozen up to one month; drizzle with glaze after thawing.)
The Zucchini Loaf recipe is not for me and I wish not to receive any more .
I assure you that, despite the chummy tone, I do not know “Blair.” I have no idea what the point of this email is. I assume that the opt-out link (!), which I’ve omitted here, went to some kind of site where money was meant to be exchanged — for either legitimate or illegimate purposes. But the lack of a call to action combined with my reluctance to click on weird links leaves this a mystery. I haven’t tested this recipe, so bake at your own risk.
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