Savory Zucchini Bread

I have tried zucchini bread in bakeries which is a sweet version. I wanted a savory version which can be had for breakfast hence concocted this recipe. The dough can be sticky but the best part is there is no need to knead the dough, which is less work. Just mix all the ingredients and keep in a warm place for the dough to rise and it is ready to be baked. 

Adding zucchini makes the dough very moist and sticky as zucchini contains a lot of water. The bread pairs very well with tea and is perfect with some butter slathered on.

Servings

2 loaves

Prep Time

10- 15  minutes to make the dough, plus rising time

Cook Time

30 minutes

Total Time

About 3 hours

INGREDIENTS
  • 5 cups all purpose flour or bread flour
  • 1 ¾ tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2-3 tsp avocado oil
PREPARATION

Step 1
Add yeast, warm water and sugar in a bowl and proof yeast. After 10 minutes it is ready to use.

Step 2
Sieve flour and add salt to it. Now add the proofed yeast mixture, zucchini and the pumpkin seeds. 

Step 3 
Mix all the ingredients well into a mass. The dough will be very sticky. Try oiling your hands if needed.

Step 4
Place in a warm spot for 2 hours. You will notice that the dough will have risen by now.

Step 5
Oil the loaf pans you will use for baking. Divide the dough into 2 parts and place in the loaf pan and spread the dough to fit the pan. Brush some oil on top of both the loaves.

Step 6
Rest the dough again for 15-20 minutes. It will have risen to the sides of the loaf pan by now. 

Step 7
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Once preheated place the pans in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. 

Step 8
Cool the loaves in the pan for 20-30 minutes, then unmold and cool completely, slice and serve.

Notes:
The bread can be kept at room temperature for 2 days, and later refrigerated, especially during hot weather. Toast and serve.
The recipe can be easily halved to make one loaf.
If you are making one loaf the cooking time will be about 25-28 minutes.

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