If your anything like us, you’ve grown too many zucchinis, you missed a day in the garden and now you’re the proud owner of a marrow or two (or four)!
A firm family favourite as a child and also now as an adult this ‘Marrow Bread’ recipe is the perfect way to use up those large zucchinis and is a must if you are a ‘Banana Bread’ fan.
Marrow Bread is perfect for brunch with friends, morning tea, or even toasted with ice-cream and maple syrup this simple recipe is so delicious we think you’ll be growing more marrows in your vegetable patch next season.
MARROW BREAD INGREDIENTS
3 eggs (beaten)
250gm melted butter
2 cups white sugar
4 cups grated marrow or zucchini
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
3 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 teaspoons mixed spice
1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 170°C. Line 2x small/medium loaf tins with a piece of baking paper so there is at least a centimetre above the top of the tins. You can also use one larger tin if you prefer.
Grate marrow into a large bowl. There is no need to squeeze out juice as some marrow/zucchini based recipes require.
Add beaten eggs, vanilla, sugar and butter to the marrow and mix in well.
In a separate bowl, sift remaining dry ingredients (sifting will produce a lighter bread).
Add the dry ingredients to the marrow mixture and stir until just combined. Do not over stir.
Pour the mixture into your tins and bake for 1 – 1 1/4 hours or until an inserted skewer is clean. Allow to cool before removing from tins.
What else can you use Marrows for?
- Perfect texture and flavour for Zucchini Slice.
- Stuffed marrow. Great in the oven and a great way to use up some of your left over veggies. We’ve even used the previous nights Bolognaise in the stuffing!
- Grate into soups, sauces and pie fillings to extend your mixtures and add another nutritious vegetable into your diet.
With marrows storing well in a cool environment, you can continue to enjoy your summer harvests well into autumn and even winter.
We find Black Beauty Zucchini’s the perfect variety to grow into delicious marrows.