What the Beck???
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