Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Zucchini Orange Bread

This comes from my well-worn, duct-taped 1989 Pillsbury Cook Book.  I use this book almost as much as my 1965 Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book and my 1956 Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book.


4 eggs, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 3/4 cup oil, 2/3 cup orange juice, 2 cups lightly packed shredded zucchini, 3 1/4 cups flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt, grated peel of 1 orange, 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground cloves.


Grease and flour bottoms only of 2 loaf pans.

Heat oven to 350.

In small bowl, sift dry ingredients, except sugar.

In large bowl, beat eggs until thick and lemon colored; gradually beat in sugar.

Mix in oil, orange juice, orange peel and zucchini.

Stir in contents of small bowl and mix well.

It should be smooth like cake batter with shredded veggies clinging to your spoon.

Divide evenly between pans.

Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick comes out of center clean. 

Cool on rack 10 minutes.

Remove from pan and cool slightly. Wrap tightly and store in fridge.


Screaming Sardine said...

What an interesting combination. Looks like it would taste very good. I actually like zucchini bread and with the addition of orange...yum!

Tracy Screaming Sardine

Jenn said...

My mom just gave me six big zucchini, so I'm looking for new recipes to try. Duck taped books are my favorite, because you know they have been used!! I am lucky to have my grandma's 1956 Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book that is also duck taped. I love it.

Kelly said...

yum! those recipes from the old cook books are the best! I wish I had some zucks this year but my seeds never germinated, rats! There's always the farmers markets! Thanks for linking up to Eat, Grow, Sew!

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The Sunflower Patch said...

Will have to try this the next time I make my zucchini bread. If it ever cools off enough to use the oven :)

Jamie said...

I love zucchini and oranges...I definitely have to try this!

Thanks for linking up!