Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Lemon Zucchini Bread

                I have been on a bread kick lately. This one turned out really good, that is, if you like zucchini and lemon. I love both, so of course I think it tasted like heaven.

Easiness---7---You will want a grater or a food processor with a grater for the zucchini. Also, mine turned out a bit under done, which is ok since I love it gooey, but some people might not like it like that.

Yumminess---7---A bit too lemony. There is a perfect amount of zucchini though.

Repeat---9---I will make this again, but I will probably use less lemon. I also would recommend not using lemon juice from a jar, but rather squeeze your own lemons. The artificial taste just makes it taste too tart, in my opinion.

·         2 cups all purpose flour
·         2 tsp. baking powder
·         ½ tsp. salt
·         2 eggs
·         ½ cup canola oil
·         2/3 cup sugar
·         ½ cup buttermilk (I used skim milk, and it actually turned out fine)
·         Juice of 1 lemon (or 2 Tbs. lemon juice)
·         Zest of 1 lemon
·         1 cup grated zucchini (you don’t need to peel the zucchini before grating. I used 1 large zucchini)
·         1 cup powdered sugar
·         Juice of 1 lemon (or 2 Tbs. lemon juice)
·         Preheat oven to 350 degrees
·         In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt
·         In a separate bowl, mix together on medium speed the sugar and canola oil
·         Add the eggs 1 at a time until fully incorporated
·         Add the milk, juice of the lemon and the lemon zest. Mix until incorporated. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl periodically.
·         Mix in the zucchini
·         Slowly add the dry ingredients while continuing to mix. Allow to mix on low speed until fully incorporated
·         Pour batter into 9x5” cake pan, greased and floured, and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes (mine took about 50, and it was stilly kind of gooey)
·         Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then move to a wire rack
·         While loaf cools, make the glaze
·         In a small bowl, mix together the powdered sugar and lemon juice until sugar is dissolved.
·         Pour over the cooled loaf. Let the glaze set, then serve. ENJOY!

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