The apples are absolutely delicious right now. My favorite orchards are Rittman Orchards and Bauman Orchards. You can even pick your own apples. I haven’t been able to talk the Butcher into this yet but I’m still hoping. I had some apples and I decided to make this cake. It is a definite winner! The cream cheese frosting is the “icing on the cake”.
I don’t even have a garden and I have a lot of zucchini in my refrigerator. I don’t know how it happens. You stop by the Farm Stand and you see the corn, tomatoes, onions, peppers and zucchini. You just have to load up. I’m using some of that zucchini to make zucchini bread. This is so easy to make and you can adjust it to your family’s taste. Enjoy and don’t be afraid to pick up some extra zucchini. You can shred it and freeze it in 2 cup increments and make zucchini bread in the winter.
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup applesauce
1 1/8 cup sugar
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 cup grated carrots (optional)
1 cup crushed pineapple (optional)
Grease and flour a 8″ X 4″ bread pan. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a bowl mix together Flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. In a large bowl, mix together zucchini, sugar and eggs. Gradually stir in the flour mixture to the zucchini mixture. Mix well. Stir in raisins, nuts or whatever optional ingredients you are using. Pour the mixture into the bread pan.
Cook the bread for 60 to 65 minutes. The zucchini bread is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow bread to cool for 10 minutes Loosen the bread from the pan and put on a cooling rack.
Enjoy with coffee or tea. That’s all for this week. Until next time…From our Butcher Block to your Table.
The Butcher and I got to make a trip to Niagra Falls that coincided with my birthday. I searched high and low for the “perfect” carrot cake. I couldn’t even find a decent carrot cake. I decided when we got back home to make my own carrot cake. The recipe I used couldn’t have been better. I got it from my friend, Karen Miller, the Hunky Dory Pastries Favorite Recipe Cookbook. I did make a couple of alterations. It was delicious.
Is there anyone else like me–no shortage of ripe bananas, or over-ripe bananas as the case may be? This recipe will give you a great way to use up the bananas and not feel guilty about eating them. Enjoy! This is an adaptation from Civilized Caveman Cooking. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:17]