Zucchini Bread

DSC04790_edited-1PREP TIME 20 Min
READY IN 1 Hr 40 Min

Original recipe yield 2 loaves

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cups white sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 tsp almond extract
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup golden raisins OR my favorite, dried cherries

Grease and flour 1 8 x 4 inch pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
Beat eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well. Stir in zucchini , nuts ,and raisins/cherries, until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for  60 minutes, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pan, and completely cool.

*** I have found that if I do this bread in a brown coated  pan, if after 1 hour  the bread isn’t quite done, I place it in the microwave on high for 3 minutes. This keeps the top from over cooking. YUMMY BREAD!!!! ENJOY  ALL!DSC04788_edited-1