When summer starts to wind down, my thoughts turn to canning and pickling and baking for the freezer! It was a busy weekend at Chestnut Cottage, after going to three tailgate markets on Saturday morning. These outings are always such fun for me and I love supporting local farmers!
So I spent most of this past weekend in my kitchen making Lime Pickles and Zucchini Bread. Every August I make at least four or five runs of my Lime Pickles. If you missed this recipe a couple of years ago here at The Collected Room, click HERE for the recipe. I always give many jars of pickles to family and friends, so I make multiple runs!
Each August, Mother and I always had great fun making Spiced Zucchini Bread . It is one of my many, many fond memories of cooking with Mother. So two runs of pickles and eight loaves of Zucchini Bread made for a busy weekend at Chestnut Cottage!
This is my favorite recipe for zucchini bread, because it is very moist! I love having several loaves in the freezer for breakfast or brunch when we have guests at Chestnut Cottage. The recipe makes two loaves, so I usually make at least eight loaves at one time. As I said, I love giving my homemade food to friends, so only five loaves are making it to the freezer today!
I would love to share this recipe and hopefully you will find it delicious and enjoy the baking.
Sift together the flour, soda, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon. Add the chopped nuts and set aside. Beat the eggs lightly in a large mixing bowl; add sugar, oil, and vanilla and beat until creamy. Stir in the zucchini and the pineapple and then add the dry ingredients. Stir only until the dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon the batter into 2 well-greased and floured 9X5X3 inch loaf pans. Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 1 hour. Cool 10 minutes before removing from the pans. Turn out on a cooling rack and cool completely. This recipe does very well in the freezer.
I also made a double run of my favorite egg and sausage muffins to keep in the freezer for busy mornings. I seem to need protein in the morning, so these low-carb muffins are great to have on hand before work or “work-out”!
Hope you had a great weekend!