Sunday, November 13, 2016

LEMON ZUCCHINI BREAD

Aren't these flowers beautiful?  Such a beautiful arrangement.  My husbands work team sent this when my Father passed.  I loved the colors and the flowers chosen, the way they went with each other.  I always admire the people that arrange these bouquets.   Thank you.  It was a source of quiet joy.
If you have any zucchini, these are a sweet to behold.  So delicious. If you don't have cake flour you can substitute with 2 tablespoons corn starch or arrow root in the bottom of a measuring cup and fill the remainder with flour.  Its best to have sifted flour but at least spoon the flour into the measuring cup.  Yes, it makes a difference.  This is why I wish all our recipes were like the English, measured with weight.  It's so much more accurate.  I think foodies should start a movement...  We could call it, Wait, let's Weight!  Aren't I clever?  Ha!

 LEMON ZUCCHINI BREAD

2 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
½ cup vegetable oil
1⅓ cups sugar
2 tablespoon lemon juice
½ cup buttermilk
zest of 1 lemon
1 cup grated zucchini

Glaze ingredients:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoon lemon juice

Mix flour, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat eggs;  add oil and sugar until well blended. Add lemon juice, buttermilk, lemon zest to this mixture and blend all together.

Fold in zucchini until it is mixed well. Mix dry ingredients to the batter and mix until well combined. Do not over mix.

Pour batter into greased  9 x 5  loaf pan.

Bake at 350F for 40-45 minutes.

When cake is still warm, pour glaze over the bread. Let the cake cool to room temperature.



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