Jul 11, 2010

Zucchini Season

I had no place else to stack my zucchinis the other day so I put them on the hearth by our wood burning stove. I figured it was appropriate considering when I was younger at home my mom used to grow so many zucchini plants that we would have to carry the zucchini's in like wood in our arms.
Last year in our own garden we had one pathetic plant and it produced NOTHING. So this year I said I wasn't going to have that happen again-and it has not. I wouldn't say I am a huge zucchini fan but I do have a couple of favorite recipes. One of which I am going to share with you: Lemon Poppy seed Zucchini Bread. This is moist and delicious and a great way to use up these babies should you have a stack somewhere in your house.

Lemon Poppy seed Zucchini Bread
4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 package (3.4 ounce) instant lemon pudding
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
4 eggs
1 1/4 cups milk
1 cup oil
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon extract
2 cups shredded zucchini
1/4 cup poppy seeds
2 tsp fresh grated lemon zest.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, pudding mix,baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl which the eggs, milk, oil, lemon juice, and extract. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the zucchini, poppy seeds and lemon zest. Pour into greased loaf pans and bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans. Makes 2 large loaves or 3 small.
This seems to have a lot of lemon in it but is not overly lemony at all. Enjoy!!
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  1. YUM! That sounds so good! Have you ever tried greasing your pans, then instead of flouring them with actual flour used granulated sugar instead? I have done that with my zucchini and banana bread. It turns out so delicious!
    Thanks for sharing your recipe, I cannot wait to try it!

  2. I just saw another blog where they made the zucchini bread in cupcake pans and used cream cheese frosting! I don't have a garden, but with all these great recipes I may have to buy some zucchini.

  3. sounds great I'll have to ask my aunt for some to try and make this.

  4. Yes I have tried greasing and sugaring my pans for pumpkin bread actually and it does turn out super yummy oh and for sweet potato bread too.


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