Monday, May 10, 2010
some early horticultural experiences
my mom made (makes) the best zucchini bread in the world. i'm pretty sure she was disguising healthy food as sweets before jessica seinfeld was even born.
here's the recipe:
3 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup vegetable oil
1.5 c sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts or chocolate chips
2 cups peeled and grated zucchini, rinsed and drained
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Grease (2) 8x4 loaf pans
Break eggs into mixing bowl and beat well
Beat in vanilla followed by oil & sugar
Stir in grated zucchini.
Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Stir into egg mixture.
[Thoroughly stir in nuts or chocolate chips]
Divide the batter between the two greased loaf pans.
Bake in preheated 325 degree-oven for 55 minutes or until done.
Allow to stand in pans 10 minutes then remove to wire racks to cool.
By now you're exhausted, so go enjoy a cold glass of vodka lemonade
[p.s. happy birthday, dad!]