Friday, August 21, 2009

"Double Dose of Chocolate" Zucchini Bread - the green is UNseen...

You’ll be glad you still have an aggressive zucchini plant once you try this moist, rich bread (or cake?!) Extra chocolate, a bit of sour cream, and finely grated squash combine to create a melt-in-your-mouth sweet bread. You’ll have to look hard to find any flecks of green. Turns extra moist after it stands a few days (if that’s even possible!)

I’ve tried several recipes for a chocolate chip zucchini bread - and none come close to this one. If you’re going to make anything with grated zucchini - do it all at once and dirty the food processor big time. My daughter suggested using a salad spinner to remove the excess squash juice - what a TERRIFIC idea! Using it removed over 1 cup of juice from 3 cups of grated zucchini.

I’m also too frugal to purchase unsweetened chocolate squares - so I used the standard substitution of 3 Tbs unsweetened cocoa to 1 Tbs melted shortening. Works like a charm! For this bread (and many other sweet breads) - it’s worth the effort to line the bottom (only) of your loaf pans with parchment paper. With all these sweet ingredients - the chocolate chips will stick to the bottom if you don’t.

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1 comment:

  1. I've been wanting chocolate zucchini bread - yours looks great!