Tuesday, November 9, 2010

TUESDAY's DELECTABLE DESSERTS & FOODS


LEFT OVER ZUCCHINI - NO PROBLEM!!!

Good Afternoon Trendsetters. So TODAY has been one of those DAYS.....Needless to say but its been crazy. So many errands to run and things to do....I almost forgot to blog. While sitting at lunch on the patio of Front Page News in Little 5 Points  (I LOVE THE PATIO HERE)  with a few of my girls this afternoon, i began to think of the many DELICIOUS recipes my darling mother makes this time of year. And I thought i would share one of them. Now I LOVEEEEE Banana Nut Bread....its my FAV.....but Zucchini Bread is just as tasty.........well if you like zucchini!......Here is the secret recipe!!!.......ENJOY.


{Recipe} Zucchini Bread

Wondering what to do with your leftover zucchini?  NOW YOU KNOW!!!......FYI, it may not be normal to add dried cranberries and not walnuts, but since when do I follow “normality”? Exactly. Either way, do what you like, I can almost guarantee – assuming you follow the directions, it will be a devoured.
Tip: If you can refrain from taste testing, this makes a great hostess gift. I packaged a loaf for one of my friends {with new baby = no time to bake} and turned out to be a family favorite!
Ingredients
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups grated fresh zucchini
2/3 cup melted unsalted butter
2 teaspoons baking soda
Pinch salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts – didn’t have, didn’t include.

Directions

1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F). In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix in the grated zucchini and then the melted butter. Sprinkle baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour, a third at a time. Sprinkle in the cinnamon and nutmeg and mix. Fold in the nuts (optional) and dried cranberries (optional).
2 Divide the batter equally between 2 buttered 5 by 9 inch loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour (recommend checking it at 45 min) or until a wooden pick inserted in to the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Turn out onto wire racks to cool thoroughly. Enjoy!
Makes 2 loaves (or 1 loaf depending on pan size)

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