172: Zucchini Bread

I’ve waited for a while my zucchini plant to grow zucchinis. When it finally does, I don’t have the time to pick them! The result: I picked two zucchini on a Monday that I should have picked on Friday.

6 cups of shredded zucchini seems like a good reason to make zucchini bread.

I don’t think I’d made zucchini bread since I was in high school. Since I had 2 large zucchini, I decided to make 2 loaves – one for a coworker, and one to share at work and Alex’s lab.

Zucchini Bread (from the 2000 Betty Crocker Cookbook)

3 cups shredded zucchini
1 2/3 cups sugar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
(1/2 cup chopped nuts, which I didn’t add)

Grease bottom only of 9-inch loaf pan. Mix ingredients through eggs. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bake 70-80 minutes at 350F.

I made two separate batches, measuring out the ingredients for both of them at the same time. One batch makes a ton of batter, so I had two very full bowls. I baked these for the full 80 minutes. I pulled them out of the pans that night, and served them the next day.

Zucchini Bread

The bread was very moist. It had a very nice, springy texture. It’s a little weird eating something with cloves in the summertime, though – I tend to associate cloves with fall and winter. It was good, and I may make it again. This is a standard, dependable recipe.

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