Sunday, March 14

What's Cooking Sun{day}...

I'd bought too much zucchini for dinner the other night so I decided to make the best Zucchini Bread. It has got to be one of my all time favorite bread recipes with walnuts & chocolate chips... how could it not be wonderful. When I worked for the LA Times, every week I looked forward to the Food Section.... they always have such amazing recipes... as for this one is one, I'm always so happy I clipped it out...

BUT..... this time something happened. Still haven't figured it out, but after about 10 minutes of baking, I could smell something burning. I thought... it just can't be my Zucchini Bread, I just put it in... but I checked anyway. A few drops had overflowed and were burning on the bottom of my oven... so just on the off chance something might happen, I put a cookie sheet under the bread. I then left it alone to bake and when I went to take it out of the oven... this is what I found... LOL!!!

I just had to show you... Rainee and I couldn't stop laughing... Rainee said it looked like doggie food... which made us laugh even more. I still can't believe it... what a crack up!

I've made this hundreds of times & this has NEVER EVER happened. Weird. So if you dare to try this delicious recipe, you won't be disappointed. I promise you will love it! But after this last batch... I'd beware of overflowing batter! lol!!!

I Loaf Zucchini Bread
3 eggs
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
3/4 Cup + 3 Tbsp. Applesauce
1 1/2Cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
2 Cups Zucchini - unpeeled & grated
2 Cups Flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 Cup chopped Walnuts
3/4 Cup Chocolate Chips

• Preheat oven at 375º
• Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cloves in a separate bowl and set aside.
• Beat eggs, oil, apple sauce, sugar and vanilla until light and thick.
• FOLD in Zucchini.
• Gradually FOLD in flour mixture into the zucchini and egg mixture.
• FOLD in nuts and chocolate chips.
• Pour in a prepared 9x5 loaf pan. Bake at 375º until toothpick comes out clean, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
• Cool on rack.


Jana said...

So nice you made this post! I love cooking but sometimes this things happen and the best way is to laugh at it! And you know that I always try your recipies and also this one is on my week cooking plan. And I'm sure it will be deliscious like every your recipe I've tried.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

hehehehehehehehe!! That is FUNNY!!! And Rainee is kinda looks like doggy food!! LOL!!! Thanks for the recipe and the warning!!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jeanet said...

Oh wow..that looks and sounds so Yummy!!

Ayana Posadas said...

HAHA!!! Thanks so much for sharing the pic. It's always important to be able to laugh at yourself when things like this happen. LoL

I've actually never tried zucchini bread. But i've heard it's good. So i'll definitely save your recipe! Thanks for sharing. =)

~ Ayana

MJ said...

LOL! Just caught this one. I love that you posted the *REAL* results! Good reminder that we're all only human. :-)