August 24, 2008

Fasting Zucchini Bread

Maureen E, 21 August 08, comment to ‘Alternative Ginger Persons’


This is a recipe for eggless, dairyless zucchini bread. I made it a few days ago because we’re currently in the Dormition Fast (I love Wikipedia). It would also be suitable for any vegan types out there.


6 T water
1 c oil
2 c sugar
2c grated zucchini
3 c flour
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
1/2 t nutmeg
1 t cinnamon
1 T vanilla (yes, a tablespoon)
1/2 c chopped nuts

Mix water, oil, and sugar. Add grated zucchini and beat. Add flour, soda, and salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and nuts. Mix. Pour into two 9×5 inch greased loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Cool and remove from pans.

You don’t need to use a mixer for this–it goes together nicely by hand. Of course if you’re short like me, that means holding the bowl in the crook of your arm because the counter’s too high and THAT means hoping the batter doesn’t go all over what you’re wearing. Or wearing an apron which I always forget to take off.

Spice Cake

Maureen (elvenjaneite), 14 May 08, comment to ‘Recipe Thing’

Spice Cake

1 egg
2/3 c molasses
2/3 c melted butter
1 c milk
2 c flour
1 heaping t soda
1 t cream of tartar
1 T mixed spices
1 T vinegar

Mix in the order given and bake in 10 inch pans. One T of lemon juice and one T of ginger may be substituted for the mixed spice and vinegar.

Top cake with Ginger Fluff:

Beat 2 cups chilled whipping cream, 1/4 c honey, and 1/2 t ground ginger in chilled bowl until stiff. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving.

Serve cake warm.

NOTES: This is a very old recipe from a cookbook owned by Slate Run Living Historical Farm in Ohio where my family used to volunteer.

Comment by Robin, 15 May

A Living Historical Farm recipe! :) In ten inch pans *plural*? This doesn’t look like more than one 8-9 inch square pan? Or is it supposed to be thin and flat?

Response by Maureen, 15 May

Flat and thin, I believe. Although in good cook/baker fashion, I adapted and used our 9-inch round pans last time I made it and it turned out just fine. The different combinations of spices do make a difference to the taste but I like both versions. I suppose you could always experiment with that part of it as well.