I am sure you still have access to Zucchini. This is a wonderful way to use your garden bounty. Our neighbor Roy is in charge of growing zucchini for our neighborhood, you really only need one person! Roy planted a yellow zucchini which was perfect for this bread. It was wonderful--I'll make it again, like tomorrow.
Zucchini Orange Poppy Seed Bread
(or a combination of all my favorite sweet breads)
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
2 large eggs
1/2 cup oil
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
zest from 1 orange
1/3 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup grated zucchini
In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and poppy seeds, set aside.
In a small bowl rub together the sugar and orange zest--this will smell wonderful.
In another bowl whisk the eggs until thick and lemon colored. Add the oil, orange juice and yogurt. Stir in the sugar/orange zest mix. Now add the zucchini. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Never over mix sweet breads--they get tough. Pour into greased pans--I use three small pans or you could use one large loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes for a large pan, adjust time for smaller pans. Cool in pans for 10 minutes then turn onto a cooling rack. When cool glaze/frost with:
1 cup powdered sugar
zest from a orange
orange juice to reach desired consistency
1/2 teaspoon meringue powder, optional--this will help glaze harden
Whisk ingredients together, use a small amount of juice adding more as necessary.
I like plenty of glaze or even frosting
Thanks Jenn from Eat Cake For Dinner. Jenn has a great blog--I go to her blog often when making my weekly menu. Check our her Favorites on her sidebar- some great recipes!