Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

What the Beck???

Recipe Review

Today’s Recipe and Location: Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Loaf
Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog

A lot of the newer recipes on Ree’s blog are from her followers. This one is from someone named Jessica. 

I figured out that there are 637 calories, if 6 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

I really loved this recipe.  I actually made it twice. The second time I adjusted how much of the dark chocolate I put in the recipe. There was not a lot of taste difference, so in the future I will only use 4 oz. instead of eight. This is one bread that I will definitely make again.

These are the ingredients that I used to create this recipe. 

 I began by shredding the zucchini with the skin on the veggie.

Zucchini has a lot of water in it, 
so the recipe said to pat it dry before using it.
I then, set it aside.
My Lord, my hand looks old!!! Yikes!!!

 Now, on to the dry ingredients.
I began with the flour...

 and the cocoa powder

and finally the baking soda, powder, and salt. 

 I whisked the dry ingredients all together,
and then set this aside, too.
My thumb looks pretty good -
can I just photograph that digit??
I'm becoming obsessed. YIKES!!!

The recipe said to get out a large bowl for the wet ingredients,
and this is one of my favorites.
I purchased this one from my friend, Bill Felt.
He was a gifted potter, and I have a lot of his pottery.

 The wet ingredients begin with the eggs

 and the brown sugar.

 I whisked these two together with my "little bitty whisk".
It is so great, because it never makes a mess.

 I added in the butter.  
Why oh why did I turn the camera???
OMG - my thumb now looks like a Shar-Pei 
(a Chinese wrinkled dog)

In went the vegetable oil,

and the vanilla extract.
I am still trying to use up what I have,
so I can switch to the vanilla paste.

It is now time to mix the wet and dry together.

The recipe said to just mix it until it comes together.
Don't overmix!!  I am learning.

I love the color of the zucchini!

Mix it up!

I chopped the dark chocolate into chunks.

One last quick mix.

I spooned it into the pre-sprayed loaf pan.

The top is smoothed, so it is beautious!  
Okay, beautiful for those proper people.

The final yummy product

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