If you are suffering from a glut of courgettes and have tried them every which way, then this might be the solution for you. The loaf is sweet and gently spiced, best paired with a cup of tea and a sit down. It freezes well, too.
Makes 2 loaves
3 beaten eggs
400g caster sugar
250ml sunflower oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
500g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
A pinch each of nutmeg, allspice, and salt
400g courgettes, peeled and grated
– Preheat the oven to 170C.
– Whisk the eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla thoroughly. Mix the dry ingredients and tip in the wet, stirring to form a smooth batter. It will seem quite stiff but the courgettes loosen it up. Now fold in the grated courgettes and tip into 2 greased loaf tins. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for an hour and a quarter. Leave to cool for 10 minutes before turning onto a cooling rack. Ta da.
Thanks for the recipe Mum. Has anyone else got any clever courgette recipes?