March 8, 2011
Promises to myself
There are things you promise yourself you'd never do.
You know, things like:
- If I were a teacher, I'd never give my class a quiz just to shut them up.
And if I were a parent I'd never give my kids sweeties.
Oh yeah, right.
And if I were a gardener, I'd never, no never, plant too many zucchini plants or fall into the magic land of the pump-action inflating summer squash. No, never that either.
Good thing Mom's zucchini bread recipe is so damn fine.
- - - - - - -
Ma's Zucchini Bread
(Makes 2 loaves)
3 eggs, beaten until frothy
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups loosely packed coarsely grated zucchini (about one zucchini or half a monster)
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Beat the eggs in a large bowl; stir in the sugar and vegetable oil.
In a separate jug or bowl, mix all the dry ingredients with a fork.
Add the zucchini to the egg/oil mixture, alternating with the flour. Stir to combine.
Pour into two lightly oiled loaf tins and bake at 350 degrees about 1 hour - when they smell so good you're eager to eat zucchini again....