It was the day before we were about to leave for a work vacation and there were still two zucchinis left.
I had bought them when they were cheap but had not managed using the whole lot. the loaf for the night was yet to be made. so i thought zucchini bread. but the recipe called for milk. and there was just enough for my son's after dinner sip. so a replacement was required. of course i could use yogurt but other than the flavored ones which the little one has, there was no other in the fridge. so i decided to use the peach flavored one, the one he likes the least, and to overcome the peachy flavor i added half a onions, some ginger and herbs to the dough. the result. well it was quite a loaf. we enjoyed it that night with our soup and took the left overs with us for the way. so everything fitted just right and i was a happy mother/wife :)
here's the recipe i used. i adapted from...
Beth Hensperger's Zucchini Bread recipe from The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook.
Zucchini Bread (1 1/2 pound loaf)
- 1 Yoplait light, peach flavor, 6oz pack.
- 1 1/2 medium sized zucchini, shredded
- 2 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp orange juice
- 1 1/2 tsps sea salt
- 2 1/2 tsps bread machine yeast
- 1/2 medium sized onion, finely chopped and lightly sauteed
- 3/4 inch ginger, grated
- 1 tsp chives
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp thyme
what is did
i made the loaf in the bread-machine so there really wasn't much for me to do. i simply added the first 9 ingredients, that is everything other than onions, ginger and herbs in the bread-machine pan, set the crust for medium and programmed the machine for a Basic cycle. and when the machine beeped for the second knead i added the remaining ingredients to the pan and let the cycle complete. when the baking cycle ended, i immediately removed the loaf from the pan and placed it on a rack to cool completely before i sliced it for dinner...
note: i used lightly sauteed onions because i had some ready in the pan. i guess it is fine even if you decided to add raw onions to the dough.
This loaf is being Yeastspotted.
I am entering this dish into Credit Crunch Munch as I made this loaf using zucchinis that were really cheap and leftovers (onions and ginger) lying on my kitchen counter. Credit Crunch Munch is a frugal monthly event started by Helen of Fuss Free Flavours and jointly hosted by Camilla at Fab Food 4 All. This month Janice of Farmersgirl Kitchen is hosting the event.