Many of you know about my love for baking. I love the aroma of baking bread and a fresh bread just out of oven tastes heavenly. I normally make spicy breads as we both enjoy them a lot. This recipe was in my drafts for a long time now, finally thought of posting it today.
I had read about zucchini bread in many recipe books/sites/blogs. I zeroed on one particular recipe from a book, but it was a sweet bread. I was in no mood to make a sweet bread, so I started changing it to make it a non-spicy, non-sweet bread. It came out very soft, fluffy and very tasty. I had actually baked it for the next day’s breakfast but finished it as soon as it came out of oven :). I served this with sun dried tomato pesto.
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup grated zucchini
1 tbl spn active dry yeast
1 tbl spn chopped fresh basil
1/2 tea spn finely chopped ginger
1 tea spn sugar
1/4 cup water
2 tea spns olive oil
1 tea spn salt
Heat the water till it is luke warm. Add yeast, sugar, salt. Leave aside for 10mins till it becomes frothy.
Now add all other ingredients and mix (If it is too sticky, add more flour). Knead for few minutes till it becomes a smooth dough.
Apply olive oil inside a big vessel and transfer the dough. Leave the vessel in a warm place for about 2hrs till the dough doubles in volume.
Take the dough on clean surface and press it down. Shape it to desired shape, keep on baking tray and leave for another 30mins till it increases in volume again.
Preheat the oven for 350F for about 10mins.
Bake the bread at 350F for about 40mins or till it is baked.