Thursday, September 07, 2006

A - Z Bread

Here is a recipe for my friends who like to bake. I got it from a fellow missionary while I was in Bolivia. I recently made it with zucchini and apples, gave some to friends at church and received rave reviews.

A - Z Bread:

In a medium sized bowl, combine dry ingredients and set aside:
3 cups flour (I used 1/2 white and 1/2 whole wheat flour)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3 tsp cinnamon

In a large bowl beat together:
3 eggs
1 cup oil
2 cups sugar (I used 1/2 sugar and 1/2 splenda for baking)

Add and mix to combine:
3 tsp vanilla
2 cups A-Z*

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix well. Add 1 cup chopped nuts if desired. Pour into greased and floured loaf pans (makes 2). Bake at 325 for 1 hour.

A - Z: apples, grated; applesauce; apricots, chopped; bananas, mashed; carrots, grated; cherries, pitted and chopped; coconut, fresh ground; dates, pitted and finely chopped; eggplant, ground up; figs, finely chopped; grapes, seedless; honey; lemons, 1/2 C juice; marmalade (omit 1 C sugar); mincemeat; oranges, chopped; peaches, fresh or canned; peppermint, 1/2 C; pears, chopped; pineapple, crushed and drained; prunes, chopped 1C; pumpkin, canned; raisins; raspberries; rhubarb, finely chopped; strawberries, fresh or frozen well drained; sweet potatoes, grated coarsely; tapioca, cooked; tomatoes, omit 1 1/2 C sugar; yams, cooked and mashed; yogurt; zucchini, ground or grated and well drained.

I bought bananas and dates this week to try out that combo. Doesn't it sound great?


priscilla said...

This could be an interesting recipe. I have a strange squash my neighbor gave to me that I'm not sure what to do with. I don't know what it is. I already chopped some up and threw it into a soup.

Nixter said...

yummo - sounds interesting. Might have to try it sometime :)

Tracy said...

I made the banana/date combination today and it is really good.

Rachel said...

Hmm...I may need to try it too! I love pumpkin, so maybe the pumkin/date or raisin combo

the great michael said...

How about peppermint and eggplant?

Tracy said...

Ummmm... interesting.

I am curious to try somewhat unusual ingredients. Like the yams instrigue me or pineapple, rhubarb or marmalade.

Donners said...

Sounds lovely tracy. I love sweet breads. Bananas and dates sounds delicious. The price of bananas are through the roof at the moment, so any thought of them amkes me salivate!

Great recipe, handy if you just have a few ingredients and want to make something!! Thanks for sharing

Tracy said...

glad to help!