This Zucchini, Cheddar Cheese & Chive Buttermilk Quick Bread is a great addition to your dinner table! In about 1 hour you can have fresh baked bread to serve alongside your soups, stews or casseroles.
Buttermilk quick breads are a great way to serve freshly baked bread for your family. I love them because they require NO kneading, NO rising and really NO fuss. Just stir together some simple ingredients, bake it for an hour and you’ve got fresh bread ready to devour. So far I’ve made Cheddar & Dill Buttermilk Quick Bread, Mozzarella & Parmesan Buttermilk Quick Bread, and now this new and delicious version using the bountiful summer vegetable, the zucchini. Since zucchini has such a mild flavour, I decided to add a sharp cheese and fresh chives to make sure the flavours were strong, and it turned out beautifully!
2 cups flour
2 tbsp sugar
11/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup melted butter
1 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (use an Old Cheddar)
2 tbsp chopped fresh chives
1 cup shredded zucchini
- Step 1
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Step 2
In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Step 3
In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and egg.
- Step 4
Whisk the melted butter into the buttermilk mixture.
- Step 5
Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mix, and gently combine. Don’t over mix the batter.
- Step 6
Stir in the shredded cheese, shredded zucchini and chopped chives.
- Step 7
Line a 9 x 5 baking tin with parchment paper and bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the bread comes out clean.