Monday, August 10, 2015

Zucchini Bread


One of the things I miss the most about being in the community where I grew up is the plethora of farm stands along the roads.  

The evening before the long drive back (and by long? I mean 12-14 hours.  It's good that I like to drive.), I loaded up with some of the largest zucchini and yellow squash in the universe.  (No kidding.  The zucchini was as long as my forearm!)



(I only needed half of this monster for this recipe.)




I was invited to a get-together where we were bringing something to share, and I thought that zucchini bread would be a good choice, given that I had enough zucchini to feed an entire military battalion.

My zucchini bread recipe is from the internet at AllRecipes, but I'll reprint it here, for the sake of simplicity.  It is an easy and yummy recipe, for sure! (This recipe makes two loaves, but it's pretty easy to cut in half.)

Ingredients:

3 c. all-purpose flour                   1 c. vegetable oil
1 tsp. salt                                        2 1/4 c. white sugar
1 tsp. baking soda                         3 tsps. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking powder                    2 c. grated zucchini
3 tsps. cinnamon                          1 c. chopped walnuts
3 eggs



I LOVED grating this zucchini! I took out all my frustrations on it!


1. Grease and flour two 8 x 4 inch pans. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2. Sift flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon together in a bowl.

3. Beat eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, and mix well. Stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.

4. Bake for 40-60 minutes, until tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes, then turn out of pan and cool completely.


My friends gave this bread an A+! (Which is entirely appropriate, as I go back to school this week.)


This is the only piece I got!!

6 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

zucchini bread is a favorite of mine! i want to come over and have tea and zucchini bread with my aunt kiki!

Art and Sand said...

I'm hungry now and it's almost midnight.

I wonder if any stores are open where I can pick up a zucchini?

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Looks delicious!! Hope your first week back is a good one, Kirby!
xo Heidi

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I can top your zucchini by double! I literally got 3 zucchini's that were 2 feet in length each and they were free the day I went by the stand on Arbor Rd. in Ontario. Still figuring out what to make with them all! I have zucchini bread in the freezer....the obvious first choice!

Bliss said...

What did you do with the other half?

karen@somewhatquirky said...

I love zucchini bread but I don't have any zucchini. It seems a travesty to actually BUY it when so much is going to waste!

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