I’ve been seeing Lemon Zucchini Bread all over the internet these days.
Obviously, since it’s the season, I had to try it.
I had wanted to try it with yellow squash, but the potager didn’t cooperate and I had to use green instead. Actually, it’s rather pretty.
Most of the recipes I’ve seen called for it to be finished with a glaze. As I really didn’t think we needed all the added sugar I skipped that part. This isn’t a dessert, after all, but something to have with coffee or tea.
That being said, if I were to serve this to guests (with coffee or tea) I would add a glaze of:
- 2 cups powdered (icing) sugar
- juice and zest from 2 lemons
Just combine and drizzle.
The following is a combination / modification of several recipes.
Lemon Zucchini Bread
Total time: 60 minutes
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup plain or Greek yogurt
- 1 1/3 cups white sugar
- 4 tbs lemon juice
- zest from 2 lemons
- 4 cups flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups grated or finely shredded zucchini / summer squash
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Butter 2 large loaf pans, then line the bottoms with wax or parchment paper, butter the paper and dust with flour.
- Whisk eggs well
- Add oil, sugar and whisk well.
- Add yogurt, lemon juice, zest and stir to combine.
- Stir together flour,baking powder and salt.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir gently until just starting to combine.
- Add zucchini and stir just until combined.
- Spoon into loaf pans, dividing equally.
- Bake 40 – 45 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and let rest for at least 10 minutes.
- Remove from pans and cool completely before slicing.
We went to the north-western end of the canal on our bike ride last week. For those who are curious it’s the Canal de Garonne At this end it connects to the Garonne River and continues on its way to Bordeaux and the Atlantic.
It’s a very different part of the canal than we are usually riding next to.
It’s not lined with plane trees so it’s sunny and hot rather than shady and cool. Luckily we chose a day that was pleasant, not miserably hot.
There are a lot more bridges over the canal and the bike path goes up and over them rather than underneath…. Which was a shame as mon mari was having gear problems with his bike. (cough)
The land on both sides of the canal was much flatter and there were modern houses lining one side with gardens stretching right to the canal edge and boats tied up in front.
It reminded us a bit of Florida – except both the houses and the boats were smaller.
Mon mari is missing his boat at the moment……