Monday, June 22, 2009

Chef Chuck's Zucchini Bread

Pane di Zucca

Fresh zucchini makes a wonderful bread, filled with nuts, raisins and cinnamon. The smells are so inviting, I think we will have some warm zucchini bread, tonight. This recipe makes two loafs one for our house and one to give away, see you tomorrow, Margarita and Nick.

Zucchini Bread
3 eggs
1/3 cup olive oil
2 cups zucchini, shredded
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup raisins
2 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease 2 loaf pans. Beat eggs then add olive oil, zucchini, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, vanilla, nuts, raisins and flour. Fill pans 3/4 full and place on a baking pan, bake for 45-50 minutes. Cool on a rack, this bread freezes well.


  1. This looks great! I don't think I've ever had zucchini bread! I may need to change that!

  2. Hi Ash, I think you will enjoy this zucchini bread.
    Thank you

  3. You might find this odd, but I miss real and unusual breads like this. We do have an artisanal baker in the next village, but the choice is still somewhat limited. Our local baker used to make different types of bread on different days of the week, but stopped due to lack of demand.

    I've got an old and rather dodgy gas oven, which is great for roasts and most of my needs, but when it comes to bread... forget it.

    Don't throw your hands up in horror, but I'm really entertaining the idea of investing in a bread machine.

    xxx casalba

  4. Hi casalba, I know you can do this one. I mixed all ingredients in a mixer, then baked. If your oven will maintain the temp.of 350 and if you check for doneness with a toothpick, you can do this. Please try. Grazie:)

  5. Hi Patricia, I am glad you like!! Thank You:)

  6. MMMMMM...your courgettes bread looks so tasty! yummie!

  7. Hello Sophie, Hope all is well! Thank you so much :)