Really?! Really? I think we’ve gotten enough. And hey, it’s March, so a random nice day here or there would be oh so lovely.
I almost cried when my mom texted me about the impending snow storm. She warns me of the weather that way, which is good as I am one of those people that never watches the news (unless you count E). I’m a bit oblivious that way.
I kept thinking if I continue to buy white tulips that spring will surely arrive. The batch I got yesterday though already looks pretty sad – as if they’re mocking me.
So the only thing to do now to improve the mood is bake something tasty. This bread has flavors of warm weather in it – think fresh zucchini and lemon but it’s hearty enough to carry you through another chilly storm. Oh, and it’s a cinch to pull together. I got it in the oven during the pre nap meltdown, which says a lot. The glaze was applied generously after B was blissfully asleep. Dreaming of spring, I’m sure.
Snow Day Bread
Recipe from NancyCreative
Ingredients for bread:
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- zest of 1 lemon
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 cup grated zucchini
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 TBS fresh lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease/flour one 9X5″ loaf pan.
In a large bowl mix together your dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt.
In a medium bowl beat 2 eggs. Add in canola oil and sugar, mix well. Then add buttermilk, zest, juice and blend. Fold in zucchini and stir until evenly distributed.
Add the wet mixture to the dry and stir, mixing only until incorporated.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. If your oven runs hot, check after 40 minutes.
Make the glaze by mixing together the powdered sugar and lemon juice. Drizzle over the cooled bread.
Give a slice to whomever shovels your driveway. If it’s you – take two.
P.S. Thank Al, for the great find!