Sunday, December 16, 2007

Heavenly Zucchini Bread

Today the baking bug continued its hold on the Loving family and I recruited Thomas to help me bake some Zucchini Bread. Since we signed up for Off the Vine we have veggies coming out of our ears and we never can use them all up. So, I grabbed a recipe for this bread and set out to see if it was something that could make both little and big Lovings happy. It did!

I know Zucchini and heavenly don't generally go in the same sentence, but seriously folks this stuff is super good. In my opinion, the trick is to shred the zucchini as fine as possible and since we don't love nuts too much in bread we eliminated them altogether. What we got was a wonderfully soft, moist and sweet bread that is perfect warmed with a bit of butter.

It's not like you can't find a recipe for Zucchini Bread online, but I thought I'd post the one I used in case you'd like to give it a try. It sounds kinda gross, I know, but I promise you won't be disappointed!

3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups zucchini, finely grated,raw and unpeeled
1 teaspoon cinnamon

**you can add 1 C of walnuts if you like nuts in your breads.

1. Beat together the eggs, sugar, and oil.
2. Add the other ingredients, beating well.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour in two oiled and floured loaf pans.

If you try it let me know what you think!

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