Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Zucchini Orange Poppy Seed Bread

I am sure you still have access to Zucchini. This is a wonderful way to use your garden bounty. Our neighbor Roy is in charge of growing zucchini for our neighborhood, you really only need one person! Roy planted a yellow zucchini which was perfect for this bread. It was wonderful--I'll make it again, like tomorrow.

Zucchini Orange Poppy Seed Bread
 (or a combination of all my favorite sweet breads)
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
2 large eggs
1/2 cup oil
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
zest from 1 orange
1/3 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup grated zucchini
In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and poppy seeds, set aside.
In a small bowl rub together the sugar and orange zest--this will smell wonderful.
In another bowl whisk the eggs until thick and lemon colored. Add the oil, orange juice and yogurt. Stir in the sugar/orange zest mix. Now add the zucchini. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Never over mix sweet breads--they get tough. Pour into greased pans--I use three small pans or you could use one large loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes for a large pan, adjust time for smaller  pans. Cool in pans for 10 minutes then turn onto a cooling rack. When cool glaze/frost with:

Orange Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
zest from a orange
orange juice to reach desired consistency
1/2 teaspoon meringue powder, optional--this will help glaze harden
Whisk ingredients together, use a small amount of juice adding more as necessary.
I like plenty of glaze or even frosting
Printable Recipe

Thanks Jenn from Eat Cake For Dinner. Jenn has a great blog--I go to her blog often when making my weekly menu. Check our her Favorites on her sidebar- some great recipes! 


Rebekah said...

Now that looks like something I could dive into.....wish I had some for breakfast! Delicious!

Jenn said...

Thanks for the shout out!!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, everything about this recipe makes my heart sing - I absolutely have to try this and let you know how it turns out. We still have lots of zucchini availble at the markets - so this should be gracing our table on the weekend!
Thanks for posting yet another very lovely recipe!
Hope all is well with you and your family!

Kayte said...

Oh, yeah, we still have access to plenty of zucchini here. In fact, I didn't know that zucchini could look so good and so pretty...maybe some of those zucs need to end up in this recipe here!