Brittany’s Baking Stories: Winning Zucchini Bread

July: Zucchini Bread

At my job, we have produce months. They pick four different types of produce and each week, people who want to cook it or eat it, share what they make. You can win a gift card for each week and win a grand prize for the month. So this month was produce month and the first week was zucchini. I’d been wanting to make zucchini bread for the longest time, but I try not to make a lot of sweets. Especially with these blog posts. But Black Girl Baking had a recipe and I finally made it. It turned out pretty good.

Grating the zucchini was easier than I’d thought it’d be.  And I bought three, but only needed one. I don’t think I waited long enough for the lemon juice and oat milk to curdle and I think I used too much butter to grease the pan. My saying is there’s no such thing as too much butter, but the bottom and sides were very dark. Definitely almost burnt. And I think a little less butter with the parchment paper would’ve worked fine.

And after submitting my picture and thanking them for the excuse to make zucchini bread, I actually won for that week. I got a $25 gift card to Whole Foods that I still have to use.

I’ll keep it short and sweet this month. I might try something savory for August. We’ll see. For the writing advice: write something you’ve always wanted to write. Whether that’s a genre you haven’t delved into yet or a different type of writing, like a screenplay instead of novel. Especially if you’ve been putting it off for a while for whatever reason. Give it a try and let me know how it goes. 

Until next time, happy baking and happy writing.

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