Tuesday, April 2, 2013

grandmommy's zucchini bread


last year for easter the dessert table was all about pinterest and cakes.. this year was a little more old school.. a throw back of sorts.. i did grandmommy's zucchini bread.. i made lemon monkey bread, i made cinnamon monkey bread {same way as the lemon but instead of lemon zest i added cinnamon.. but everything else was the same..i omitted the glaze for the cinnamon loaf..} i made my carrot cake sandwich cookies, super easy bunny bait, over night french toast aka bread pudding, my neighbor brought chocolate dipped strawberries and we had 2 bowls of fresh fruit.. everything was so good.. but what stood out.. what shinned.. was grandmommy's zucchini bread..  i had to hide a piece just so i would have one left over after the party.. there was nothing left.. i will have to remember for next year and make 4 loaves.. i had never made it before and my dad said it was "excellent" which is always such a compliment from him when referring to grandmommy's recipes..


it was moist.. but


yet just like cake.. and actually really easy.. i never made it before because i thought it would be difficult and it wasn't at all..
 



grandmommy's zucchini bread

prep time: 15 minutes
cooking time: 60 minutes
servings: 2 loaf pans

ingredients:
 
1 cup vegetable oil {i used butter, room temperature}
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
3 tsps. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup nuts, chopped {i didn't use}
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups zucchini, chopped {i shredded mine with a box grater} *about 2 large zucchini*
dash of cloves {i omitted because i didn't see the notation}

directions:

{this is the way the recipe reads.. after i will tell you how i did it} mix flour, spices and chopped nuts well, set aside.  in a large mixing bowl, beat eggs well, add sugar and oil, beating at low speed on electric mixer for 1 minute after each addition.  fold in dry ingredient mixture.  add vanilla and zucchini.  pour batter into two greased and floured loaf pans.  bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.

what i did was in a large mixing bowl with my stand mixer i creamed the butter and sugar together.. i then added the eggs and mixed again.. then the vanilla and mixed again.. in a separate medium bowl i whisked the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and soda together.. slowly added it to the creamed sugar and butter mixture.. once all incorporated i added my shredded zucchini and mixed until well incorporated.. had i added nuts i would have done so at this point.. i then poured it into 2 loaf pans i had sprayed with pam.. baked for 1 hour and removed.. let cool and remove from pans and slice.. it was wonderful and such a wonderful memory of my grandmommy.


enjoy and get cook'n!!

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