Jan 15 2010
Last Sunday at Church, after the service a kind lady offered me a small loaf of her home made Zucchini bread as a Christmas gift. I was very touched by the gesture. We always sit in the same pews (she in front of me) every Sunday and she never forgets to wish me whenever we meet at church. The irony is, I don’t even know her name! The Zucchini bread was scrumptious. It had chocolate chips, walnuts and raisins and it was soon gone. The best Christmas gift I got this season.
Her Zucchini bread reminded me that I had always wanted to try making it, but had never got to it. So in honor of my dear friend from Church I decided to make my own Zucchini bread.
1 and 1/2 cup wheat flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup oil
1 cup shredded Zucchini
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp Salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. Sieve together wheat flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Beat the sugar, essence and oil on medium speed for about 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time and beat well. Add the flour slowly while mixing. Do not over beat. Fold in the Zucchini, chocolate chips and walnuts. Bake in a 9 inch loaf pan for about 45 minutes.
- To prevent the chocolate chips and the walnuts from settling to the bottom of the bread, toss them in a tablespoon of flour before adding to the batter.