Here is another of Bev's original recipes from the days when she prepared breakfast for the guests at the Captain Lord Mansion each morning. We used to keep a garden beside the "Carriage House"; it is now part of our parking lot/driveway. Bev grew lots of zucchini and developed this recipe in order that we might put the voluminous quantities of those tuberous vegetables to good use!
This is the second of our fall blogs reminiscing about the past! Enjoy!
Captain Lord Mansion
Oven Temperature: 350
Baking Time: 1 Hour
Makes 4 Loaves
Beat with a hand beater
6 eggs until lemon colored
Add to eggs & beat until well mixed
2 cups of vegetable oil
Stir in 5 cups of sugar
Add: 2 teaspoons of vanilla
4 cups of finely chopped zucchini (unpeeled)
Sift dry ingredients together separately in a very large bowl
6 cups of flour
6 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
3 teaspoons baking powder
Stir the dry mixture into the wet until moist (Do not use mixer)
Fold in 1 cup of raisins
Pour into 4 greased & floured loaf pans
Bake 1 hour @ 350 degrees
Test with a cake tester in the center. If not clean, bake another 10 minutes.
Freezes well – you can microwave to reheat and serve.
This is a great recipes for the holidays for gifts!