Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Zucchini Coconut Lime Loaf

Moist, coconutty with the tartness of lime.  What a delicious tea cake!  Can we say it's good for you if it has zucchini in it?  Why not.  Let's delude ourselves!

You MUST make this.  Cameraman Dave practically swooned at first bite.  He would have eaten the whole thing, I'm sure, if he weren't watching his boyish figure!

You may want to make a few of these and freeze for when you're craving a little treat for yourself or for when you have company.

It's melt in your mouth delish!

Here's what you'll need:
                           Dry:
                           2 C flour
                           2/3 C sugar
                           2/3 C sweetened coconut flakes
                           2 t baking powder
                           1/2 t salt

                      Wet:
                           2 eggs
                           1/2 C milk
                           1/2 C oil (canola or vegetable)
                           1 C grated zucchini
                           3 T lime juice
                           Grated rind of 1 lime

                           Oven 350 degrees

Place everything in the dry list into a large bowl.
Mix to combine thoroughly.
Place everything in the wet list into a smaller bowl.

Beat everything together with a fork.
Pour the wet mixture into the dry bowl.
Mix together until well blended.
Spray a standard sized loaf pan with non-stick spray.
Spread mixture evenly in pan.
Bake for 45 minutes.
Check centre with toothpick to make sure it comes out clean.
 
If you wish when it's cool...
Sprinkle with powdered sugar or, make a glaze.
 
GLAZE:
1 C confectioner's sugar and
2 T lime juice for a thick layer of glaze.
I like a thin layer so I added an extra T of lime juice.
Here it is with the thin layer of lime glaze.
That first delicious slice...
I must repeat myself.
Moist.
Coconutty.
Sweet and tart.
What's not to love?