So this is a recipe that I have tasted before because Chip and Jo sell it at the Magnolia Table Restaurant in Waco, TX. I bought a loaf once cause my sister requested it, and well, it never saw the light of day! This Zucchini Bread just has something about it that makes you lose yourself in it, I have to practice safe distancing with it...it's that good!
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Well after that opening statement I don't know how much of a review that you might need?
To say that I am 100% in love with this recipe for Zucchini Bread would be the understatement of the year. I don't know if had just been a really long time since I had zucchini bread before I experienced this one or what. But there is just something about this one that makes me lose it.
I could eat the entire loaf in one sitting, and while I enjoy other quick bread, I usually can show more constraint with them than I can with this one.
Again, I think you have already gained that my take away on this one is LOVE. But I will tell you, the texture is pure perfection. It is light and dense and heavy and airy, all in the same bite.
It is just what a Zucchini Bread should be. And the spice balance is exactly right. I mean, what is it about zucchini's that makes this so GREAT!?
I guess I have a deep love for zucchini that I didn't realize was there!
I did a little experimenting with the pan that I cooked the bread in because in Waco they sell it in little mini loaves, and I imagined them as mini muffins too! Jo suggests baking it in 9x9 baking tin, the same way her After-School Banana Bread is baked in Vol.1
But I had this great long loaf pan that I picked up at Ikea and this vintage mini muffin pan so I gave it a try in those. And it worked beautifully. I really loved the shape of the loaf, it was like something out of a storybook.
It just looked so good, because this recipe bakes up just like you would imagine! Perfectly!
I also make my own muffin liners like you see here. Cut parchment squares into 4x4's and then use a shot glass to press them into the muffin tins. This one is not a standard size by today's standards so I have to do this. But I don't mind because I like it stylistically better anyway.
Overall, if I had this recipe in the house every day I would be a VERY happy camper. It is just that simple and great. I hope you enjoy as much as I do.
Until next time, Happy Cooking!
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MY FAVORITE KITCHEN TOOLS!
Here are a few links to some of my favorite kitchen tools! You get a car, YOu get a car, YOU ALL GET A CAR…in my best Oprah voice
These Rösle Silicone Tongs are a little pricey but they will last you the rest of your life and are the softest in your hand. This is important for someone like m that cooks so much. It reduces strain, I have 4 sets in my kitchen!
These are my FAVE Nordic Ware Sheet Pans, every kitchen should have at least 2 sets of these! I think I have at least 4 of each of these.
This is my favorite pressure cooker, the Fagor is the same concept as the “Instant Pot” but easier to use in my opinion, if you don’t have one you NEED one, it will be your best friend in the kitchen!
A sharp knife is the most important tool in the kitchen, these Japanese steel “Shun” knives are my favorite! And this is a great starter set to build on. Once you try them you will be in love so use this as a foundation you can build on for years to come.
This Scanpan 11″ skillet is just the right size for almost anything you will need to cook and my best friend and a real workhorse in my kitchen, it’s also a great deal at $99. Scanpan is the best in the world for healthy cooking. It is coated with a proprietary ceramic-titanium coating that is durable while allowing you to use fewer fats and oils when cooking. It is a coating only they use. I could talk all day about my love for these pans, message me if you want more info. Here are some other sizes that are available if you are looking to outfit your kitchen with some new goodies. 8″ & 10″ Skillet set or 8″ Skillet, I still need this one for my kitchen Also, I don’t really know how to cook small so the 12.5″ is my other fave!
This giant vat of olive oil is my favorite, I decant it into a smaller bottle for my counter. Or put this spigot on top of a wine bottle!
My favorite baking dish that is so easy to clean even burnt on cheese slides right off!
This Tovolo jar scraper has to be my single favorite kitchen tool, it is definitely the most used tool in my kitchen. If you are NOT a gadget person, this is the only necessity I say is a MUST beyond the wooden spoon.
A great wood spoon is essential, this Olive Wood one is my favorite, I have more than I can count. But can you really ever have too many?
A food scale can be a very important tool in your kitchen, this one is the one I use every day!
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