Lemon-Zucchini… odd


 

Sunday, must get my baking on. Our fridge is full with tons of veggies and still more zucchini. So, through Pinterest I found this recipe for Lemon-Zucchini Bread. I have to say it is absolutely the best thing I have baked yet. It is totally fluffy and soft on the inside. There is just enough tang to make me want a second bite.

The recipe calls for buttermilk…which I had none. So I used milk with some lemon juice. I also had no real lemon so I couldn’t add any zest. I did cook on 165 Celsius.

I definitely recommend this recipe (one day I would like to learn to take pictures of food that actually look appetizing.

PS. I would love to make a lemon blueberry loaf, so I will be keeping my eyes peeled at the market for a good deal on them.

Recipe

LEMON-ZUCCHINI LOAF WITH LEMON GLAZE by NancyCreative

Makes one 9×5″ loaf

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Juice of 1 lemon (or 2 Tablespoons lemon juice)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup grated zucchini (you don’t need to peel the zucchini before grating it)

Preheat oven to 35o degrees. Grease and flour a 9×5″ loaf pan; set aside.

In large bowl, blend flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

In medium bowl, beat 2 eggs well, then add canola oil and sugar, and blend well. Then add the buttermilk, lemon juice, and lemon zest and blend everything well. Fold in zucchini and stir until evenly distributed in mixture.

Add this mixture to the dry ingredients in the large bowl and blend everything together, but don’t overmix.

Pour batter into prepared 9×5″ loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (if your oven tends to run hot, check the loaf after 40 minutes). Cool in pan 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack and cool completely. While loaf is cooling, you can make the glaze…

LEMON GLAZE

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon (or 2 Tablespoons lemon juice)

In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and lemon juice until well blended. Spoon glaze over cooled loaf. Let glaze set, then serve.

 

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