Let's peel back these layers!

juliannlaw Here is a closeup of the endpapers in my debut picture book, THE WORKD’S LONGEST SOCK. I work digitally in Adobe Photoshop but the program doesn’t do it all for me! I knit all the pixels by hand! Haha! I do have things I do to help me work quickly and efficiently, though, like using layers. Here you get to see me take off those layers one by one till we are back at nothing but a background. The World's Longest Sock is now available on  Amazon ,  Barnes and Noble ,  Target , or wherever you  buy books !

Perhaps the World's Best Zucchini Bread

Well, my zucchini did not exactly flourish this year, but luckily a neighbor lady's did! Inevitably this time of year Sister Fruitful Harvest will bring a big basket of squash and zucchini and other home-grown delights to church and offer her plenty to us less fortunate gardeners. . . and thank heavens, because zucchini bread makes the best Sorry-I-didn't-Make-It-Till-The-Last-Day-Of-The-Month Visiting Teaching treat.

And this might happen to be the world's best Zucchini Bread recipe. My mom's. It's delightful and delicious and I remember licking the frosting off loaves my mom made for her visiting teachees when I was like 5, so its time-tested and true. Try it. You'll like it.

Zucchini Bread

Combine with Mixer:
  • 3 eggs well beaten
  • 1 C veggie oil
  • 2 C sugar
  • 2 C grated zucchini (a good time to use that food processor)
  • 3 tsp vanilla
Sift & Add:
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3 C flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
Divide into well-greased bread pans, 2 large or 5 small. Bake at 325 for 1 hour. Cool and Frost with maple topping.

Maple Topping

Heat on stove then cool:
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 4 tsp milk
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
Mix in:
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla


April said…
we didn't have any zuchs either this year! Well, we didn't plant any, but still...
Anyway, our neighbors have always had so much that I thought for sure we would get a few, but not really.
That bread looks amazing though - I am alway up for a 2 inch slab of frosting!
Shannon said…
Jul that looks really yummy. I remember having Zuchini bread with that delicious frosting. Is that mom's recipe? I was wondering if anyone had a recipe for zuchini pizza?
Unknown said…
I made it tonight. It is the same bread recipe I use (I think from Lion HOuse) but I added the maple frosting. ummmm - YUM! The kids loved it too - of course. We might not go back to plain old zucchini bread.
hOLLIANN said…
Did you hear that you visit teach me? Let me know if they didn't give you my address!
I have never tried zuch bread with any sort of icing. Yummy!! I guess I better try it. Darn...
Kristine said…
sounds delish! i must try this recipe because i love me some zucchini bread.
thanks for sharing!
Kristine said…
sounds delish! i must try this recipe because i love me some zucchini bread.
thanks for sharing!
Anonymous said…
yeah! thanks for sharing recipes! i will for sure try it... it looks amazingly wonderful!
Kim said…
I have that same bread recipe, but will now try it with the frosting. Yum!
brooklyn said…
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Andrea said…
my zucchini plants are taking over my yard! thank you from the bottom of my heart for this recipe!
missy said…
Wowsers, popular post! Everyone has a special place in their heart for Zucchini Bread I guess... especially when it has mom's frosting on top! Yum, I can smell and taste it now!
wingedvictory said…
I have a newly married daughter looking for awesome new recipes to make. This looks like one, just one question, where does the maple come in exactly?
Juliann said…
Good question, but I think its a misnomer. . . the frosting has a flavor similar to what goes on top of maple bars even thought there is no maple flavoring in the recipe.
S.Kinzer said…
I squeeze most of the juice out of my zuccini and feed it to the chickens....makes a lighter, softer loaf...fyi....

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