1 Feb 2019

Mawera Karetai's zucchini chocolate cake

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:07 pm on 1 February 2019

Mawera Karetai, aka The Wild Cook, has built a business around hunting 'pests' – selling their feathers and living off their meat – with her husband Doug, a former scientist from Canada.

Mawera Karetai

Mawera Karetai Photo: supplied

In the past, she's shared recipes for things like pheasant enchiladas and rabbit with olives, but today it's a zucchini chocolate cake her nine year old can't get enough of.

The zucchini works well to keep the cake nice and moist for a couple of days, Mawera tells Jesse Mulligan.

Before she grates the zucchini, Mawera splits each one down the middle and scoops out the seeds – you can put these aside for planting next year, she says.

When zucchini gets a bit older and tougher, Mawra's family likes to peel or grate it into noodles, which they call 'zoodles', and eat it like pasta.

Find more of Mawera's zucchini recipes here.

Zucchini Chocolate Cake

Zucchini Chocolate Cake Photo: Mawera Karetai

Mawera Karetai on RNZ:

  • Mawera Karetai: cooking with pests
  • Wild food: Mawera Karetai
  • Food with Mawera Karetai
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