Friday, September 26, 2008

Zucchini Bread (Peggy Cumming)

3 eggs
1 ½ cup sugar ( I use 1 cup)
1 cup veg oil ( I use ½ oil and ½ applesauce or yogurt)
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini (I use the cuisinart to make entire batter)
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
½ to 1 cup raisins and/or nuts

(In the Cuisinart, I start with the zucchini then follow with eggs etc). Beat eggs well. Gradually beat in sugar, then oil and vanilla. Stir in zucchini. Mix together dry ingredients and stir into zucchini mixture along with nuts & raisins.

Pour into greased loaf pans, 8 x 4 inches. Bake at 350 oven for 45 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes, then cool on wire racks.
Makes 2 loaves.

Whole Wheat … use half whole wheat and half all purpose- flour.

Honey …sub part of sugar for honey.

Orange or lemon …add 2 tblsp grated rind.

Pineapple … reduce zucchini to 1 ½ cup and add 14 ounce can well-drained crushed pineapple
Chocolate …increase sugar by ¼ cup and add 2 squares melted unsweetened chocolate with zucchini.

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