Sunday, July 23

Summer Squash Quick Bread

We have too much summer squash. After like 10 summer squash dishes and then someone drops some off on your porch and your mother-in-law wants you to pick hers and your plant is just starting to produce, we're in for a serious amount of summer squash. We've sauteed it, frozen it, and hidden it in other dishes...


Or cake.

Pictured--I put in half the batter then added marshmallows, pecans and chocolate chips. Then poured the rest of the batter on top.

Easy peasy recipe (you can half it if you don't have as much squash as I did...):

2 huge summer squash,
cut up in a blender with
1 cup of vegetable oil
1/2 cup applesauce
3 eggs.

Puree it all, pour it in a BIG bowl and add

1 T baking powder
1/2 t salt
2 T milk powder
1 t baking soda
1/2 c sugar (or less if you want it for breakfast instead of dessert)
1 t guar gum
1 T cinnamon
mix it all with 1 cup flour and then wait ten minutes to see how the texture is turning out. THEN add up to 2 ish cups more GF flour blend (I used my 7 flour blend of rice, tapioca, sorghum, millet, potato, cornstarch, buckwheat, recipe here but I'm sure any blend will be fine)--add last and just look for when it makes a nice smooth cake-consistency batter.
Too wet and it will never cook through. Too dry and it will be chalky.

Mix. Preheat oven 350*, pour it into many multiple greased pans (this made a 9" round AND a big bread pan) and cook for 50 minutes or so. Follow your nose and tap it on top when you think it's done. If it bounces back, get it out and let it cool. Undercooked is nasty and I do not recommend it.

This is an easy bread and I'm guessing it would freeze nicely (if we ever didn't finish it/give it to neighbors, Sunday School classes, and friends).

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