Thursday, September 29, 2005

Zucchini-Parmesan Loaf

from: Everyday Food Magazine, Sept. 2005 issue

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Serves 8; prep time: 15 minutes; total time: 2 hours
The bread is delicious on its own, or spread with creamy ricotta cheese. Try toasting the slices.

1/3 cup olive oil, plus more for pan
2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
1/3 cup milk
2 large eggs
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (about 4 ounces)
2 teaspoons baking powder
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1/2 pound zucchini (about 1 medium), coarsely grated

1. Preheat oven to 375°. Brush a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan (6-cup capacity) with oil; dust with flour, and tap out excess.

2. In a small bowl, whisk oil, milk, and eggs. In a large bowl, whisk flour, Parmesan, baking powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; mix in zucchini, then egg mixture until just moistened (batter will be very thick, like biscuit dough).

3. Transfer batter to prepared pan; press in gently. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 60 to 70 minutes (tent with foil if loaf starts to brown too quickly). Cool 15 minutes in pan; turn out loaf onto a rack to cool completely.

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