Wednesday, July 15, 2009

zucchini bread

i haven't tasted this yet. it's based on a recipe from a family cookbook, but i've made big changes so there's no telling how it'll turn out. i'll let you know.

2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup crisco (butter would probably work too)
2 eggs
1 cup grated zucchini, peel on
1 tsp baking soda
zest and juice of half a lemon
zest and juice of half an orange
1 1/2 cup flour
1/8 tsp fresh nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 cup pecans (or walnuts)

preheat oven to 375 degrees. cream together sugars and crisco. add in the eggs and beat well. add in the zests and juices and beat until combined.
whisk together the flour, spices, soda, and salt. add into the wet mixture and mix until just combined. stir in zucchini and nuts and put into a greased loaf pan.
bake for about an hour or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

update: it's delicious! but next time i will bake at 425 degrees. the top got a little too dark before the center was done. other than that, i wouldn't change anything!

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