Well friends I have one last zucchini post for the year--I thought I was done but Roy dropped a couple of beautiful yellow zucchinis on my door step. This time of the year it is usually a drop and run--but I was a happy recipient.
Lemon and zucchini are perfect partners. This bread combines the bounty of zucchini and the light refreshing taste of lemon. It is a match made in heaven. And if you happen to have 'yellow zucchini' the lemon will shine while the zucchini adds a wonderful moistness. This bread slices beautifully and has a wonderful crumb. The glaze is a perfect finishing touch. I think you will make this bread often--even if you have to purchase zucchini!
Lemon Zucchini Bread
In a small bowl rub the zest of one lemon into 2/3 cup sugar. It will smell wonderful.
In a large bowl combine:
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a bowl whisk together:
2 eggs (whisk till thick and lemon colored)
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup buttermilk
juice from 1 lemon (2-3 tablespoons)
lemon zest and sugar mixture
1 cup grated zucchini
Pour wet mixture into dry ingredients and mix very gently just until combined. Pour into pans that have been sprayed with Bakers Joy or you can grease and flour your pans. This makes one large loaf or 3 smaller loaves. I have a Pampered Chef's Mini Stoneware Pan--it fills 3 of the 4 small pans. Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pans 10 minutes then turn bread out onto a cooling rack. Cool completely.
Glaze with a mixture of:
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon Meringue Powder (this is optional, it helps the glaze harden)
zest of one lemon
pinch of salt
lemon juice until desired consistency
Combine and whisk until there are no lumps. Drizzle over cooled bread.
This is another yummy recipe from Jenn's blog Eat Cake for Dinner