2 cups cake flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup canola oil
1 1/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup buttermilk
zest of 1 lemon
1 cup grated zucchini
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. milk
Mix flour, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl, beat eggs. Then add oil and sugar until well blended. Add lemon juice, buttermilk, lemon zest to this mixture and blend all together. Fold in the zucchini until it is mixed well. Add dry mixture and blend all together until well combined.
Pour batter into greased 9-by-5 loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until knife comes out clean.
I recently posted the recipe for glazed lemon zucchini bread on my Facebook page and my sister Lisa posted back; “Dad would have loved to try this! Lemon AND zucchini!!” Yes, he would have loved this bread. My dad loved to eat. He loved the flavors, textures and every thing about food. He liked to try to figure out what was in certain foods so he and my mom could try to recreate them at home. He loved sharing food with family and friends. Many of my childhood memories are of going out to eat or people sharing meals around our dining room table at home.
The picture that I share this week is of a road trip we took with my parents out to my sister’s home in Madison, Wisconsin. Going with my dad on a road trip was like going on a food fest. In their car there were always jars and bags of nuts, Nips candies and other miscellaneous goodies, which we would nibble on while en route. We’d start the trip and he’d say, “Should we stop for a bite to eat?” and we’d stop and get a fast food sandwich. Then when we got to Osseo, Wisconsin, it was time to stop for pie and coffee at Norse Nook, picking up an extra couple of pies to take along to Lisa’s for dessert.
What a gift he had been given to enjoy the gift of food. What a gift we have been given to have food available for our sustenance. And what a gift we have to be able to share around a table food, family and friendship. Enjoy your mealtimes with your family this week. And try this recipe. I think you will like it – my dad sure would have.