Mocha Zucchini Bread
2 c Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
3 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Salt
4 tb Cocoa powder
1/3 c Shortening
2/3 c Granulated sugar
1 tb Instant coffee, dissolved in 1/4 c hot water
1 1/2 c Grated zucchini
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Thoroughly grease a
glass loaf pan. Sift dry ingredients together. In the
bowl of an electric mixer, cream shortening and sugar
together. Add eggs to creamed mixture one at a time.
Add dissolved instant coffee. Add zucchini. Mix in dry
mixture by hand, just until mixed. Do not overbeat.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 50 minutes
to an hour, until a toothpick inserted in the center
comes out clean. Let cool in pan on a cooling rack
15-20 minutes, then turn out of pan onto rack to
finish cooling. Serve slightly warm, spread with
butter, cream cheese, or plain.