A delicious recipe for courgette bread. It is an excellent way to get the kids eating the produce from your plot! This freezes very well too.
220g grated courgette (roughly 2 courgettes)
350g caster sugar
225ml sunflower oil
3 whole eggs
1 vanilla pod, scraped of seeds, or 1 tsp vanilla essence
330g self-raising flour
¼ tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt (optional)
½ cup of raisins
Pre-heat your oven to 160C/gas mark 5. Grease and line two loaf tins with baking parchment.
In a mixing bowl, beat together the grated courgette, sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla. Sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt into the wet mixture. Mix together and add the raisins.
Pour mixture into the loaf tins. Bake for one hour, or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake.
Leave to cool and turn out.