One of my favorite homemade breads is zucchini bread, especially when it involves chocolate! I prefer to keep my bread in the fridge because it’s so moist and dense. I spread a little butter on top and proceed to eat the entire loaf.
When the snow melts and mud season comes to an end (Editor’s note: Mud season is a Vermont thing. You’re not crazy, no one knows what it is), my dad is outside preparing his garden for summer vegetables. He plants a variety of vegetables (they usually get eaten by rabbits and deer), but the one thing that usually seems to produce the largest crop is his zucchini. They are some of the largest zucchinis I have ever seen. When the crops are good, my dad bakes dozens and dozens of Zucchini breads. He likes to experiment with different flours, cocoa powders and other additives. Then he freezes the loaves to enjoy them throughout the year, or better yet, he ships them off to my siblings and me!
I decided to take my dad’s Zucchini bread recipe and add even more chocolate to it. So I made a chocolate streusel to put on top! I made some muffins and a loaf of bread to put in the freezer for later. We ate 3 or 4 of the muffins immediately out of the oven. Continue reading