Tia’s Zucchini Sultana Loaf

My Two and a half year old neice has been a very large part of our lives since she was born. It was especially for her that I have planted more vegetables in the last year and herbs in the garden so that she will grow up understanding where Fruit and Vegetables come from. Unlike so may children today who believe they come straight from the Grocery store and have no concept of the love and labour that goes into bringing product to our tables everyday. Tia is becoming more aware and more involved and this was our forst time cooking together for Southern Republic. I hope you enjoy the fruits of our Southern Table

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INGREDIENTS:

2 Cups Grated Raw Zucchini
1/4 Cup Pistachio Nuts (shelled and roasted)
4 Large Eggs
1.5 Cups Sugar
3/4 Cup Olive Oil
2.75 Cups Self Raising Flour
1 T-spoon Cinnamon
3/4 Cup Sultanas
1 T-spoon Vanilla

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 180C and properly attire any mini chefs

 

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Beat the eggs and sugar until Thick and Creamy

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Grate the Zucchini

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Combine Zucchini, Sultanas and Pistachio Nuts

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Add the Oil slowly to the egg mixture, continuing to beat at a high speed

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Add Vanilla and Cinnamon

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Add Flour to the Zucchini Mixture and toss through, ensuring everything is evenly coated

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Combine the two batches of ingredients

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Mix quickly ensuring as little air is knocked out of the mixture as possible

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Place into two greased loaf tins

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Bake at 180C for approximately 1 hour (check before removing as the moisture content of the Zucchini can alter the cooking time)

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Place on a wire rack and allow to cool

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Serve while still warm……  TIA LOVED IT !!!! (and she didnt even remember she was eating Zucchini… )

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