30 May 2012

In the Garden Today - Zucchini Bread Recipe

 

 In the garden today is our first harvest of summer vege's.  Little cucumbers, yellow squash, & my favorite, zucchini!

We like to pick them while they are still young & tender.


Perfection!


Do you see the zucchinis hiding in there?  I have big plans for them.
My girls love zucchini bread.  And although they are grown in homes of their own, I still get requests.  

After trying many recipes, I've found one that is the perfect balance of sweetness & moistness.


 I hope you'll give it a try.

Zucchini Bread

3 C plain flour
2 C sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp vanilla
2 eggs, well beaten
2 sticks butter, melted
2 C zucchini, unpeeled & grated
1/2 C chopped nuts

Grease & flour 2 loaf pans.
Sift together flour & soda.  Add sugar, cinnamon, & salt.  Blend well.  
Mix together the eggs, butter, zucchini, & nuts.  Add to dry ingredients & mix well.
Fill loaf pans & bake approximately 1 hour @ 325.
You can also use muffin tins - just reduce cooking time to 30 minutes {makes two dozen muffins}.
Let cool before removing.

The best way to eat it is warmed with a little butter {okay, okay.  I live in the South, & ya'll know everything's better with a bit of butter}. 

Enjoy the yumminess!


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8 comments:

  1. Zucchini Bread is the best!! Especially when the zucchini is fresh from the garden!

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  2. havent had zucchini bread... it sounds delicious! sooo great to see the fruits of your labor :)

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  3. Ok Ms. Paula Deen, I'll give the butter a try even though my thong bikini is taunting me.

    I love zucchini bread! Thanks for posting this and for sure I will give it a try.

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    1. when your years past the thong, then adding a little extra butter doesn't seem to "hurt" quite as much! {love your blog btw. & plan to revisit when i have a little more time to spend.}

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  4. Growing up, zucchini bread was the only way I'd eat the zucchini from my parents garden. Lol. I might have to make some again. :-) I'm over from BYW.

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    1. lori, thanks so much for coming by! are you as excited about byw as i? can't wait for the personal critiques/suggestions/ideas... do you currently have a blog? i'd love to visit!

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  5. Yum! Zucchini bread! I'm inspired to make some now. Thanks!

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  6. This looks great! Since I fail at both baking AND gardening, I am especially impressed. :D Great pictures too!

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