Fall is here and our little garden is done, except for some green tomatoes. Well while searching the library for a cookbook that I have not ever read before I came across this one The Wooden Spoon Bread Book by Marilyn M. Moore, it is dated 1987.
I enjoy cookbooks just to read like novels, so while enjoying this one I came across this recipe. This intrigued me to go out and get some of those last tomatoes out of the garden and use them up in something tasty. So here is the recipe....
Spicy Green-Tomato Bread
From The Wooden Spoon Cookbook
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 5 baking pan. Sift together and set aside
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
In a medium sized bowl, beat
Beat into eggs
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Stir into egg mixture in this order
1 1/2 cups shredded and drained green tomatoes ( I chopped mine up in the food processor and set in a colander to drain.)
1/2 cup of chopped walnut if desired
1/2 cup raisins if desired
Turn into prepared pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 65 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes, then turn out on a wire rack to cool completely. Makes 1 loaf.
Aww the finished product. It comes out moist and yummy leaving your kitchen smelling of cinnamon and cloves. It taste very similar to zucchini bread, I chose not to add the raisins or nuts this time, but next time I will add the raisins to give it a little variety, gosh even chocolate chips would be good in it.
It all started with these 2 tomatoes......
Here they are chopped up in the food processor, do not puree, make sure you leave some pieces of tomato.
I drained my in a strainer over a bowl, I did not press down just let them drain by themselves.
Now the dry ingredients and the wet..
All together now.
In the pan and ready to bake.
So there you have it another way to use up your last garden veggies, if not canning you can always MAKE BREAD.
Thanks so much for taking time to visit and read my little blog here.
I hope everyone will give this bread a try, its YUMMY !!
The Bread Fairy