…from the Perspectives’ Kitchen
How you doin’? Last August, Joan came back from a family reunion with a couple of loaves of Zucchini Bread made from her former neighbor Pat’s special recipe and beautiful zucchini from her garden… moist and delicious, with lots of Vitamin A.
As many of you will remember from Cooking lesson #31 Nut Tree Orange Nut Bread I love baking quick breads. If you don’t remember, link in here or go to the Perspectives website and find it on the search bar.
So here’s the skinny on Zucchini Quick breads—it doesn't taste much like zucchini, since zucchini doesn't really have a well-defined flavor, but there is a twinge of “green” flavor in the background. The zucchini add a nice moistness to the bread.
Okay, you planted zucchini in your home garden and when it ripens it all ripens at the same time. This is a great way to use up all the ripe crop while making a tasty, sweet loaf that you can freeze for later enjoyment.
I call this a bread, but it really is very cake-like. It is a beautiful and delicious loaf, not to mention super-fast and easy to make. And that, along with the fact that there is no proofing required, is why it is called “Quick Bread.”
Prep time: 15-20 minutes
Bake time: 50 minutes
Cool time: 35 minutes
Yield: 2 loaves, about 16 servings
1 tablespoon kosher salt
4 cups grated zucchini
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg
2 large eggs, beaten
2 tablespoon molasses
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup toasted pecans, chopped
Quip of the Day: “Question: What is a zucchini’s favorite sport? Answer: Squash.”
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