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Courgette Loaves

Love to bake with vegetables? This Mary Berry courgette and walnut loaf recipe is for you. The homemade loaves are delicious served warm with cream cheese.

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Introduction

Expect this cake to have a sugary top, which is quite normal. This recipe makes two loaves – freeze one and store the other in the fridge. Serve sliced and buttered, or spread with low-fat soft cheese.

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Ingredients

3 large eggs
250ml (9½fl oz) sunflower oil
350g (12oz) caster sugar
350g (12oz) courgettes (or small marrow), grated
165g (5½oz) plain flour
165g (5½oz) buckwheat flour
1 level tsp baking powder
2 level tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 level tbsp ground cinnamon
175g (6oz) raisins
150g (5oz) chopped walnuts

Essential kit

You will need 2 x 900g (2lb) loaf tins.

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/gas 4. Grease two 900g loaf tins then line the bases with non-stick baking parchment.

Measure all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix well to make a thick batter. Pour into the prepared tins.

Bake for about 1 hour or until the loaves are firm and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tins for 10 minutes then turn out,peel off the parchment and finish cooling on a wire rack. Store in the fridge and use within 3 weeks.

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From the book: My Kitchen Table: 100 Cakes and Bakes

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