I was telling my absolutely awesome mother-in-law Jenny ;) how clueless I was on what to do with all the zucchini we're getting from our fruitful garden, when she suggested to try making zucchini bread. So we got together last Wednesday and made it! It was just SO FUN!
When I got to her house, she had a recipe and all the ingredients ready to start! My sister-in-law Sarah joined us and we all had a precious afternoon together. The bread? Absolutely DELICIOUS!!! It turned out just perfect!
Let's do it!
- 2 2/3 cups sugar
- 2/3 cup shortening ( I used 1 1/2 sticks of butter instead: turned out delish!)
- 3 cups shredded zucchini ( about 2 medium).
- 2/3 cup water
- 4 eggs
- 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour ( Personally, I did 2 cups all purpose flour; 1 1/3 cups of wheat flour)
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2/3 cup coarsely chopped nuts
- 2/3 cup raisins
#1 Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottoms only of 2 loaf pans, 9x5x3 inches.
#2 Mix sugar and shortening (or butter) in bowl.
#3 Stir in zucchini, water and eggs.
#4 Mix in flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla and baking powder; stir in nuts and raisins.
#5 Pour into pans.
#6 Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean (60-70 mins).
#7 Cool 5 mins.
#8 Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans.
#9 Cool completely before slicing.
#10 EAT!!!! =D
The best part of making this bread was to be able to share it with my awesome family!!
I want to thank Jenny and Sarah for joining me in this little project! Jenny is not only a wonderful mom, but also an amazing artist! Check out her beautiful paintings at www.bordersbegoneart.blogspot.com! My sister-in-law Sarah is also a super talented and lovely girl, who makes the most gorgeous neck wraps, scarves, necklaces and accessories! Check her goodies out at http://www.etsy.com/shop/SolomonSong?ref=ss_profile and her beautiful writing at http://lovediscoveredbeauty.tumblr.com/