When it’s cold I find myself wanting to bake ALL the time. It’s almost like I just love having something sweet and warm to eat on a cold day. This isn’t always the case in the summer time, especially here in Houston when baking warms the house up by a few degrees and that’s the LAST thing you want. 😉
Breads and Cookies are usually the “sweet” of choice on these winter days, and this next recipe was one that my mom and I tried out earlier last year (yes, I’ve been sitting on this recipe for almost a year!!) It was so delicious and one that we will be making again and adding to our favorite breads rotation. 😀
- 2 cups cake flour
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup canola oil
- 1⅓ cups sugar
- 2 TB lemon juice
- ½ cup buttermilk
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1 cup grated zucchini
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 TB lemon juice
- 1 TB milk
- Mix flour, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl and set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat eggs. Then 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.
- Add dry mixture to the wet mixture and blend all together until well combined.
- Pour batter into greased 9x5 loaf pan.
- Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.
- While still warm, make glaze and spoon over the bread. Let the glaze set up before cutting and serving.
Doesn’t it looks fabulous?? It’s an easy recipe to make, and I can’t wait to try it out again… it’s been too long!!
And for me, breads that require no yeast are always the easiest!! 😉
Now, there are have been SO many questions regarding this recipe and here are some tips…
NOTES FOR GLAZED LEMON ZUCCHINI BREAD:
– Use a cheese grater to grate the zucchini.
– Be sure to dry the zucchini after it has been grated so it is NOT super water-y.
– You can also use all-purpose flour instead of cake flour, but we prefer cake flour.
– If using a glass pan, you may need to cook 15-25 minutes longer.
– Bottled lemon juice works just as well as juice directly from the lemon.
– Can also be made in smaller loaf pans. You can divide batter into 4 and place in greased 6 x 2 1/2″ pans (Bake for 35-40 minutes)
– Can also be made as muffins – Bake for 25-30 minutes – makes about 15-16 muffins.
– For high altitude bake at 375 for 55 minutes.
For more great bread recipes be sure to check out these other favorites:
These are all favorites – so yummy!
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Look how long ago this was!!! Lily looks so young!!! She has always loved baking in the kitchen with mom and grandma.