Monday, October 3, 2011

WHAT NOT TO DO WHEN BAKING!

When my child who is in the Navy wanted more zucchini bread  to be sent to her, I was delighted because her roommates wanted more also. In fact, they told her "We order your mom to make more".  A plea to send two batches of them was the request.

Well, I also have a child away at college in a dorm room, and I knew this kid loved this bread too. So I thought o.k. I'll make a double batch and send some  bread to to both of them. But, then my hubby and third child said they wanted some too.

Now I have only doubled this recipe, so I thought I'll just triple this recipe and give one to the Navy kid, one to the college kid, and keep one for us here at home.

I was so careful to make sure I had tripled every ingredient  going into the mixer. Six eggs, nine teaspoons of vanilla, you get it, large amounts of each ingredient. When I got to the needed NINE CUPS of flour, only four cups fit into the mixer, still needing five more cups of flour and SIX CUPS of shredded zucchini! Now what? I looked in the pots and pan cupboard and found the largest kettle I had. Now I had to dump the mixing bowl of half made batter  into the kettle and hand stir the rest of the flour and zucchini.  Goodness gracious! Talk about wrist hurting, arm pumping exercise workout in the kitchen. How did I not know how much this would make?! So for the next two and a half hours I baked bread and muffins. 

What was I thinking? This is where I still had another 9 cups of ingredients still to go.


This picture does not really show how FULL and  BIG  thing darn thing was.
If you'd like to make some of these yummy things here is the recipe. But! Remember only double if you have too.


Zucchini Bread or Muffins
3eggs                                         1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup oil                                      1 tsp. cinnamon
2 1/2 c. sugar                              2 cups grated, unpeeled zucchini
3 tsp. vanilla                               1 cup chopped nuts (optional) my kids don't like nuts in their bread
3 cups flour                                
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
Combine eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla. Add sifed fry ingredients and mix well. Stir in zucchini and nuts. Pour into 2 greased loaf pans. Bake at 325 for 60-70 minutes. If you're making the muffins about 30 min or so, depending on size of pan.

7 comments:

  1. Wow! I have never seen a KitchenAid mixer that full! Our hand mixer broke so we only have our KitchenAid right now. And I'm so paranoid of what would happen with more than one batch in the bowl that when my mom asked me to a double batch of chocolate chip cookies last week, I made one batch at a time and cleaned the bowl in between. Not the most convenient, but it worked! :-/

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  2. Well Sarah, I wish I had been as wise as you. Never, never will I do that again. LOL. Double batches of anything I've put into my KitchenAid has never been a problem. DAH!

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  3. I bet it still tasted great though!

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  4. Kara, this is such a good recipe, it always makes me look like a good cook. LOL

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  5. I love a good homemade bread recipe....thanks :) my sunbeam mixer is long since gone so now I have been doing it by hand & it is a fantastic workout! PS.....I have been looking at the kitchen aid mixer...my BFF says they now come in hot pink!

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  6. Denise, that kitchen aid was a Christmas gift about 10 yrs. ago. It has been one of my all time favorite things I own. I love mine. But, back then they didn't come in colors, and they never break! I would love a hot pink one. On the show 'Semi-homemade' I noticed they have a different mixer for each of her color schemes.What a life?! ehhh.

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  7. Oh my I love zucchini bread. My mother in laws bread is really good. Gotta try this recipe.Folowing you via sit and relax weekend blog hop.

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