Saturday, July 02, 2011

Summer Produce

After sleeping in until about 10 AM (luxurious), I got bit by the baking bug and decided to use the beautiful zucchini I got this week in some zucchini bread. I found a great recipe on smitten kitchen that called for olive or vegetable oil so I decided to try it with the olive. I was a bit apprehensive as the last time I baked a sweet bread with olive oil it was terrible, but Angela makes a cake with it, so I thought I would give it a try since my last attempt was years ago. The bread turned out amazing, I added cranberries and left the nuts out. The mister has already had a half a loaf (good thing I made two). I had plans to make a crisp out of my white nectarines, but after eating one just the way nature intended, there was no way I could adulterate them. They are incredible just the way they are; just as sweet as the sunny spot that glides across my kitchen floor each afternoon.


Angela said...

Looks delicious, B's favorite bread. He would have eaten both loaves right out of the oven. I love baking with olive oil, so much better for you than butter. BTW,our plum tree is loaded, they might be ready for next weekend! Woot!

The Maltese Kat said...

Plum Mojitos, I bet we could figure that out.
When I make quick breads I usually use veggie oil, but may start using olive, it adds a nice rich flavor.
See you soon!

Raquel said...

Did someone say plums? This has been on my mind

Love that zucchini bread!

The Maltese Kat said...

Raquel- that looks amazing! I love Amy Karol, great blogger, crafter, etc. I have her "bend the rules sewing" book and it is fab.
Let me know if you make it, I am very interested.


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