Sunday, September 21, 2008

My mom's zucchini bread

When I was growing up my mom always made zucchini bread. I didn't like zucchini (still don't!) but I always loved this bread. I made it myself for the first time a few weeks ago. It makes two loaves and freezes wonderfully. I just took the other loaf out of the freezer yesterday and I cannot tell it's been frozen. Saryn loves this bread too!

2/3 c shortening
2 3/4 c sugar
4 eggs
3 c shredded zucchini (about 2 medium)
2/3 c water
3 1/3 c flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cloves
2/3 c chopped nuts, optional (we leave these out)

Heat oven to 350. Grease bottoms only of loaf pans. Mix shortening and sugar in large bowl. Add eggs, zucchini and water. Blend in flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla and cloves. Stir in nuts. Pour into pans. Bake about 1 hour 10 min or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Check the bread at about 50-60 minutes and cook longer if needed. I like to eat it plain or sometimes put butter on it and warm it for about 10 seconds in the microwave, yummy!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'll make some for Saryn (and her parents :-) )in July...I still have some frozen that's already shredded. Love you's, Granny