FAMOUS CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI BREAD
2 medium-large zucchini
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 teaspoon nutmeg
1/3 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup chocolate chips
Steam medium-large zucchini until mushy. PurÃ©e in blender (i.e. do
not strain using Foley food mill.) Cool to at least room temperature
(cooling can be speeded up by placing purÃ©e in freezer for about
20 minutes, covered.) Set aside.
Separate eggs: Beat whites until fluffy, yolks until lemony. Set
Cream together butter with sugar. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla until
very smooth. Set mixture aside.
Sift together flour, unsweetened cocoa, salt, baking soda, nutmeg
and cinnamon. Mix dry ingredients into butter mixture. Fold in cool
zucchini purÃ©e. Stir in chocolate chips. Fold in egg whites. Bake in
greased, floured loaf pan at 350 degrees for one hour, until bread
stands away slightly from edges of pan.