Recipe: Zucchini Bread

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It’s that time of the year when zucchini are starting to be plentiful in the garden,  this year I didn’t grow my own, instead I’m relying on the farmers markets and farm road side stands.   I use a tried and true recipe from a Hasting County International Plowing Match cookery book from 1986.  These types of books are usually sold as fund raisers for various churches and organizations.

Hastings County International Plowing Match recipe book

I love these types of recipe books as you know that the contributors have made all the recipes many times over, perhaps they are even old family recipes passed down.  I haven’t bought any for ages but I’m sure they are still produced.  I’ve got a few cookery books like this, do you have any?

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One of my oldest is one my mum had when I was born.  I still use some of the recipes from this book.

The Art of Home Cooking, a cookery book at

This is the recipe I use for my zucchini bread.

Hastings County International Plowing Match recipe book

I have since adapted the recipe to make it gluten free. The all purpose flour was changed to gluten free flour and I added a teaspoon of corn starch.

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Cool, slice, add a bit of butter and enjoy with a cup of tea.

Get creative when there are lots of zucchini around.

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Do you have a favourite zucchini recipe that I would love to try?

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Did you know that botanically speaking zucchini is actually a fruit along with tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, beans and others that have seeds inside them. But we call them all vegetables.

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More of my recipes.

16 Responses

  1. Elaine

    Love the recipe books . All looks good all though I am not fussy on zucchini I cant seem to acquire a taste for it but if I was I would be all over the recipes lol ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

    • Linda aka Crafty Gardener

      When the zucchini is blended into the recipe, it really doesn’t taste the same as when cooked on its own. Too bad you aren’t closer I’d pop you a bit over so you could try it out. It’s delicious with a cup of tea :)
      It’s been hot and muggy here today and quite overcast but no rain so far. I’ve been cooking peas and beans from the garden and making the zucchini loaf from one of the first zucchinis from the farm.
      Have a great weekend.

  2. Myrtle

    That is a great cookebook, the pumpkin loaf as well as the Zucchini loaf sound like they would be good.
    It is a good time of year for lots of freah veggie and fruit.

    I am at my son’s in North Bay now for the week

  3. Robin

    Hi Linda, perfect time for your zucchini bread recipe. I just picked up some zucchini on Friday. I will be trying your recipe!
    I love church/special events cookbooks! Always wonderful recipes. I too have a number in my cookbook collection.
    Have a good week.

  4. Lucy Corrander

    I’m always a little suspicious of recipes like these. Is the surprising vegetable in there because it makes the loaf delicious or is it there because someone once had too many and bunged them in for the sake of doing something.

  5. Lucy Corrander

    Weather – I’ve just moved from Dorset where it’s traditionally hot and sunny to Halifax which is renowned for being cooler and wet. Yet we have had a lovely sunny week here in West Yorkshire while in Dorset there have been heavy rains and even storms. A fortunate welcome to a new home. (And with it, a new blog – Loose and Leafy in Halifax –

  6. Linda

    Hey Linda….
    Looks delish…I make the Parmesan cheese one a lot….the whole family loves it!
    I also add it my veggie lasagna….
    I will see if I have any left on the vine at the cottage…for some unknown reason they were all falling off!?!
    Enjoy your week…
    Linda :o)

    • Linda aka Crafty Gardener

      I’ll have to try the parmesen one, love cheesy stuff. I had that troulbe with my zucchinis falling off last year, so decided not to grow them this year, and they are much bigger from the farm stand. We are so lucky having a farm stand about a 10 minute walk down the road.

    • Linda aka Crafty Gardener

      I am originally from England, we operated a green grocers store there for several years. I frequently call them courgettes over here and get some questioning looks. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Have a lovely weekend.

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