Recipe: Patty-Pan Pan

Patty Pan or sunburst squash is a variety of summer squash with a beautiful scalloped shape.

My daughter asked for Zucchini Bread. We only had patty pan squash left. Using a basic zucchini bread recipe we used the patty pan squash. But what do we call it? Zucchini bread, but its not a zucchini… summer squash bread? patty-pan bread? patty-pan cake? how about Patty-Pan Pan? Pan (pronounced more like pon) is the word for bread in Spanish and can be used to cover the range of breads and sweet breads in Latin America.

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Zucchini Bread

Called a bread but really a sweet cake!

1 & 1/2 cup grated zucchini
1 &1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oil
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup sweetener
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 & 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup nuts (optional)

Mix wet ingredients together. Sift dry ingredients together and add to liquid ingredients. Bake in greased loaf pan at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes.

Eat at tea time or eat for dessert !
Versatile recipe: Add raisins or chocolate chips.  Easy to change the recipe to a carrot cake by substituting the zucchini for carrot or make a “healthy” chocolate cake by adding 1/4 cup of cocoa powder.

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