Courgette Orange Bread

    1 hour

    A delicious recipe for when courgettes are in season. I like to freeze grated courgette in 150g portions so that I can make it throughout the winter. I also substitute up to 175g wholemeal flour for some of the plain flour.

    Ontario, Canada
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    Serves: 8 

    • 4 eggs
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 175 ml oil
    • 150 ml orange juice
    • 150g grated courgette
    • 500g plain flour
    • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
    • 1 ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 2 ½ tsp cinnamon
    • 2 tsp orange zest
    • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
    • Glaze
    • 100g icing sugar
    • 2-3 tsp orange juice

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark.
    2. Grease and flour bottoms only of two 20x10cm (8x4 in) or 23x12cm (9x5 in) loaf tins.
    3. In a large bowl, beat eggs until thickened and lemon coloured. Gradually beat in sugar. Stir in oil, orange juice and courgette. Stir in remaining ingredients. Mix well.
    4. Pour into loaf tins. Bake 45-55 minuntes until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in tins. Remove from tin and cool slightly.
    5. To make the glaze: Combine icing sugar and orange juice to spreading consistency. Spread over warm loaves.
    6. Cool completely. Wrap and refrigerate.

    Editor's Note:

    This recipe was edited by staff, to conform to measures and ingredients that are familiar to UK and Irish home cooks.

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    These loaves were a raging success. Everyone loved them.  -  06 Aug 2009


    Altered ingredient amounts. Reduced the sugar by half. Used granulated sugar (didn't have castor in stock).  -  06 Aug 2009


    Fantastic! Just as well this recipe makes 2 loaves, one was gone straight from the oven!!  -  27 Apr 2014