Saturday 4 September 2010

Zucchini Bread....(or for us in the UK, Courgette Loaf)

Makes 2 loaves...

3 cups plain flour
1 tspn salt
1 tspn baking powder
1 tspn bicarb of soda
3 tspn cinnamon
3 eggs
1 cup vege oil
2 cups sugar
2 tspns vanilla
zest of 1 lemon
2 cups of grated courgettes
1 cup sulatanas
1/2 cup of walnuts.

Whisk the eggs,sugar,lemon,vanilla and oil.

Mix all the dry ingredients, stir in the wet ingredients.

turn into 2 loaf tins, greased and lined.

Bake Gas mark 4 for 50 minutes.

I am not altogether convinced that cakes should have green bits in them, you could of course avoid this by peeling the courgettes first, it won't alter the taste. This is not a stunning nor exciting cake, but it is a very pleasant tea time cake, perfect with a cuppa.


  1. I got a similar recipe to this off an American site. My eldest was wolfing it back till my OH told her there was courgettes in it - then she remembered she didn't like courgettes and wouldn't touch it. Grrr. I like this one - has a slightly gingery taste I think. Yum!

    Even telling my middle dd that the green bits were bogies didn't put her off *g* she's always asking when we are making it again.

  2. hmm sound a bit like sneeking in the one of five aa day to me...

    Cakes should be BAD for you!

    must try it to be sure....

  3. Hmmm, someone brought courgette cake into work but I didn't try it as it looked too green (I like the vegetables in my cakes to be hidden!). This looks good though so I may try it!
    Just seen your comments on Doone's blog...poor Ian, how the hell do you manage to break BOTH feet?...and poor you - A&E on a Saturday night? Not good. x

  4. Just re-read the recipe - would have to take the nuts out - bleurgh ;o) x