Zucchini Bread

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  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups grated zucchini

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  2. Butter and flour two 9 x 5 inch pans.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon/
  4. In another bowl, mix eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well. Stir in zucchini and mix until well combined.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  7. Bake for 70 minutes, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Adapted from AllRecipes.com.

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Banana Bread

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Ingredients

  • 1 + 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Butter and flour a 9 x 5 loaf pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together.
  4. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, oil, sugar, and mashed bananas together.
  5. Stir the banana mixture into the dry ingredients.
  6. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake in the center of the oven until the bread is golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 60 minutes.

Adapted from The Sunlight Kitchen.

Irish Soda Bread

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today I’m sharing my grandmother’s recipe for soda bread. Enjoy!

Makes 1 loaf; Total time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 5 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 + 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup raisins
  • cooking spray

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. 
  2. Coat a round cake pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, 4 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut butter into 1-inch sections and add to the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  4. Add buttermilk and raisins and stir to combine.
  5. Shape dough into a ball and place in cake pan. Flatten the ball so it reaches the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar, cut an “X” in the top, and bake for 40 minutes.