Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Zucchini Bread Recipe

I'm not sure how to post recipes without making a thread for them specifically, so here goes:

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 1/4 cups white sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup chopped walnuts

Grease and flour two 8 x 4 inch pans. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
Beat eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well. Stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake for 40 to 60 minutes, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pan, and completely cool.

I snagged this from www.allrecipes.com, as it came with great reviews. I always alter recipes so here are my changes. I used half soft white wheat, half all purpose flour, omitted the walnuts and added cinnamon sugar to the top of one loaf and extra dark chocolate chips to the other loaf. I would have used half oil (or less) and half applesauce if I had had any unsweetened applesauce on hand. I added about 3 cups of grated zucchini and most of it's juices which made for really moist bread, but required a longer cooking time, but still around 60 minutes as the recipes states.

I have a large summer squash left and since we're back in town I'm hoping to bake it up soon. I'll take pictures this time :)

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I was just reading Laura's blog and she posted a recipe about bread also! Between the 2 of you, I will weigh 1000 lbs! This really does sound yummy!