|Breakfast of Happiness: Sweet Zucchini Bread, Plain Yogurt, and Black Coffee. Yum.|
|The have some truly beautiful corn coming in!|
Materials: I used a 10" Bundt Pan. You can also use a 9x13 for a thinner sheet cake or 2, 8x5 loaf pans for the most traditional shape. You can always tightly wrap a loaf in saran wrap and save it for later!
1 1/2 C Whole Wheat Flour
1 1/2 C All-Purpose Flour
1 TBSP Baking Powder (scant at altitude, level at sea level)
1/2 TSP Baking Soda (scant at altitude, level at sea level)
1 1/2 TSP Salt
2 TSP Cinnamon
1 TSP Nutmeg
1/2 TSP Cloves
2 C gently packed, grated raw zucchini*
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 C (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 C Sugar
1/2 C Milk (Soy, 2% or Whole are fine)
*If you have a large zucchini, make sure to de-seed it. Just cut it in half and scoop out the middle watery, seeded section.Syrup:
3/4 C Powdered Sugar
1 Freshly Squeezed Orange
A small splash of vanilla extract
1. Preheat your oven. Grease and lightly flour your pan(s).
2. Thoroughly mix together all of the dry ingredients in a medium bowl (flours, baking powder and soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves).
3. In a separate, larger bowl, whisk together all of the wet ingredients (zucchini, eggs, butter, milk and sugar).
4. In two to three batches, add your dry mixture to the wet mixture, stirring together between each addition until the batter is well blended.
5. Pour batter into prepared pan(s) and bake for about 45-55 minutes until an inserted tooth pick comes out clean.
6. Let it cool for 5 minutes and then turn the cake out of the pan.
7. Meanwhile, mix together the orange juice, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar. Heat in microwave for about 20 seconds, and then finish stirring the ingredients together. It will be liquidy, but that is good because this is more of a soaking syrup. Once the cake has been turned out, pour the mixture over top of the cake and allow it to absorb.
|Wrapped tightly, this could last 5-7 days on your kitchen counter...Good luck with that.|
|Just look at those freshly-squeezed pieces of orange pulp resting in the cracks!|