Food Thursday: Zucchini Bread

I’m about to pass on an official family recipe. This recipe is my great-great aunt’s and the card I’m looking at is written in my grandmother’s handwriting. I just realized that with the Internet and its treasure trove of recipes we won’t see recipe cards written in our relative’s handwriting much longer. That’s a little sad, don’t you think?

As zucchini starts to be plentiful and cheap, here’s a yummy way to use some of it:

Zucchini Bread
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup canola oil
2 zucchini, grated
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional, and pick whatever kind you like – I like pecans myself)

1. Beat eggs until foamy. Add oil, sugar, zucchini and vanilla. Beat well with whisk (or your hand mixer).

2. Mix dry ingredients together (ideally sift the flour) and add them to the wet mixture. Gently stir to mix well. And pour into two well greased loaf pans.

3. Bake at 325 for 1 hour.

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