Sunday, August 8, 2010

Loafing Around With Baker Babes Bakery

The Baker Babes just got back from a fabulous weekend in Toronto, Canada. We enjoyed visiting some of the wonderful bakeries up north and of course couldn't resist sampling their delicious sweets. The loaf cakes and breads were outstanding, easily enjoyed at breakfast, tea time or for an evening treat. These unfussy cakes, whether savory or sweet, are always sure to satisfy. So, here's one of our favorite easy recipes for zucchini bread for you to try, and some pictures of Toronto's best bakeries to give you a taste of that great town.

Zucchini Bread (Makes 2 loaves)

3 eggs
1 cup canola oil
2 cups sugar
2 cups peeled & grated zucchini
3 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
3 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Grease 2 9x5 loaf pans

Beat eggs until light in color. Add oil, sugar, zucchini, vanilla and mix well. In a medium bowl, sift all dry ingredients together and add to egg mixture, stirring well. Mix in nuts and pour into prepared loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour.