Zucchini as a kind of vegetable has a lot of value in medicine. Today we use zucchini to make a dessert called zucchini bread, which combines the medical value together with the dessert flavor.
Zucchini bread, actually zucchini cake, looks like ordinary, but it is amazingly great about when eating. There is none taste of zucchini but only sweet, moisture flavor and a little satisfaction of delicious gourmet. Absolutely the second bite cake!
This dessert is super simple to make, and needs not butter, but vegetable oil. Have you ever been eager to try who have no butter at home but want to make cakes? And for those green hands who have no idea about how to whip butter, this cake is so simple that kids can work it out. Because we need mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients only. Except that, this is an original American fast bread, you can improve you confidence in baking dessert by making this bread, or cake.
So why I change the name of bread into cake? I can explain here. In 1930, banana cake was launched formally in a recipe book in America, and that was the time baking soda and baking powder were becoming popular, plus the outer appearance of the banana cake was a long loaf, and people thought it was the simple baked bread, and so it was called banana bread.
So, the same way to make zucchini bread, only changes some ingredients, zucchini bread is just so called. As refers to the taste, I want to say that it is more delicious than that original banana bread. But actually, if you eat, it is cake in fact.
For the dry ingredients:
All-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups
Ground nutmeg 1/2tsp
Baking soda 1tsp
Ground cinnamon 1/2tsp
Sugar 1/4 cup
For the wet ingredients:
Vegetable oil 1/2 cup
Eggs, beaten 2
Water 2 cups
Grated zucchini 1 cup
Lemon juice 1/2tsp
Chopped walnuts or pecans 1/2 cup
1.Mix all-purpose flour, salt, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, baking soda and sugar together, and sift
2.Beat eggs, add vegetable oil, water, lemon juice and grated zucchini, mix well
3.Add wet ingredients of step 2 into dry ingredients of step 1, whisk until there is no dry powder
4.Add chopped walnuts, mix them with the paste
5.Heat oven to 350F, smear a layer of oil into the inner wall of the mould, or just like me, cover it with a baking paper, pour the paste into the mould, and put it into the oven, bake for 1 hour. The simple way to check whether it’s well done is to insert a toothpick, and when pull out the toothpick, there is no paste sticking to it, that would be okay