Zucchini Cornbread

It is like a cross between zucchini and corn bread

Here is a way to use up some fresh zucchini or summer squash.

Zucchini Corn Bread

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter plus more for pan
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup medium-grind cornmeal

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9x5x3″ loaf pan. Melt 1/2 cup butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Continue cooking until butter solids at bottom of pan turn golden brown, about 3 minutes. Scrape butter into a medium bowl. Set aside and let cool. Whisk in eggs and buttermilk. Trim zucchini ends. Thinly slice five 1/8″ rounds from 1 end of zucchini and reserve for garnish. Coarsely grate remaining zucchini Salt and let stand 30 minutes then squeeze as much water out as possible. Add to bowl with butter mixture and stir until well blended. Sift both flours, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda into a large bowl. Whisk in cornmeal. Add zucchini mixture; fold just to blend (mixture will be very thick). Transfer batter to prepared pan and smooth top. Place reserved zucchini slices atop batter down center in a single layer. Bake bread until golden and a tester inserted into center comes out clean, 55-65 minutes. Let cool in pan 10 minutes. Then invert on wire rack and cool completely.

 

 

 

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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3 Responses to Zucchini Cornbread

  1. I love this…anything cornbread and with the zucchini…oooh la la. Thanks for this good idea.

  2. This breed is an awesome idea! As a passionate zucchini lover, I will have to try this recipe.

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