Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Chocolate Bill Hall Zucchini Bread

You old Lewiston hands will remember Bill Hall, long time editor at the Tribune. What the inside joke was that made Esther Robinson of Lapwai submit this recipe in his name was, I haven't a clue.
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
3 cups flour
2 ounces chocolate
2 cups grated zucchini
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped almonds (optional)

Beat eggs until lemon colored. Beat in sugar and oil. Melt chocolate over hot water and stir into egg mixture with vanilla and zucchini. Sift flour with salt, cinnamon, baking powder and soda. With large spoon stir into zucchini mix along with almonds. Mix thoroughly and spoon into two well-oiled 8x4x3-inc loaf pans. Bake at 375° for 55 minutes. Turn out on rack.

1 comment:

  1. I'm actually on line looking for an article that Bill Hall wrote years ago and stumbled across this recipe. I'm sure it's that very article that caused Esther Robinson to use Bill's name on her recipe. In that article, he claimed that zucchini was a hallucinogen, and supported this claim with the fact that he'd actually met people who claimed that zucchini had flavor as evidence. Using chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla and almonds to give this "zucchini bread" some flavor made me smile. Way to go, Esther!