Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Moist, Dense and Delicious - Zucchini Bread

First off, I want to welcome Candace from Sugar Daisies into the food blogging world. She started up a baking blog just today so go check it out :)! Good luck, Candace and I cannot wait to try out your recipes!

On to the bread :) - couple of weeks ago, one of my friends that has Zucchini in her garden gave me some. I made some zucchini chutney with some and shredded the rest of it in the food processor and froze it in 2 cup measurements (2 cups coz most bread and muffin recipes seem to ask for 2 cups).

Yesterday, I baked some zucchini bread with it. The bread was the most moist, dense and delicious bread. I made a hybrid recipe out of Elise's zucchini bread with Paula Deen's recipe I found on food network's Website.

zucchini bread, sliced and ready to eat

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 cups grated zucchini*
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsps baking soda
  • 1 tsps salt
  • 1/2 tsps baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsps cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
* Add in about 1/2 cup of water if using freshly grated zucchini. I eliminated the water since I was using frozen (defrosted) zucchini

  • 2 loaf pans
  • 1 small mixing bowl
  • 1 large mixing bowl/mixer
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a mixer or using a hand mixer and the large mixing bowl, beat the eggs. Add the sugar, oil, vanilla and lemon juice. Mix on low-medium speed for about 2-3 minutes until well combined and thick. With a wooden spoon, mix in the zucchini.
  • In the small bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg).
  • Add the dry ingredients gradually into the wet ones, mixing well after each addition. Add in the nuts at the very end.
  • Pour into the loaf pans, bake for about 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pans for 15 minutes, invert them on to cooling racks to cool completely.
Thank you Elise for your recipe. It is definitely a keeper :)!


Prema Sundar said...

Zucchini bread looks very attractive...It sure must be delicious. Thanks for the lovely recipe.

wheresmymind said...

Need some nice cream cheese for that :)

Jayashree said...

Bread has been on my mind lately....your recipe looks pretty easy to follow....will try it out soon

Rajesh said...

If I may ask, how come you chose to remain anonymous? No picture, no real name and not too many details on your profile?

tony of Bachelor Cooking said...

You have been tagged :-)

Foodie's Hope said...

Hey somebody's blog asked for recipes with Zucchini and sage ! Gawd, I cannot remember, you could send this, perfect! Is it Meeta's?Looks good btw. Have to try it once! Thanks and if I find that blog I will let you know :)

RP said...

I have tried Paula's recipe too.
The picture looks great.

Kelly said...

Double Yum...my mom used to make zucchini bread all the time and you have inspired me to try my very first loaf. Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

The bread tastes very good! and good picture too.. may be a little credit for the photographer.. uh? :)

- you know who it is

Luv2cook said...

Well...well..well...I took the photograph myself :)...so I should credit the "camera"....

Vaishali said...

Zucchini bread looks so so so good, L2C. My attempts at baking bread have more or less failed so far. Maybe I should come to you for a little bit of training? :)

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious.Thanks for sharing.

Megan said...

i would have never known that zucchini bread can Be Delicious like that! thanks for the recipe! it came out wonderful