Cheesey Courgette loaf

Ooo.. melted cheesy in the middle.
Oooh.. melted cheese in the middle.

A lovely cheesey centered loaf. This is achieved by placing half the mixture in the tin, then a layer of cheese, then fill the tin up with the rest. Top with more cheese. A good strong hard cheese is best, what ever you fancy. I loved this hot, straight from the oven. Even more naughty with butter melting on a slice.

With butter, yes its melting too.
With butter, yes its melting too.
  • Prep time; 20 minutes. Cook time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 oz courgettes (about 2 medium cougettes)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 oz flour – all-purpose or gluten free
  • 1 tablespoon sugar – granulated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 oz olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 sprigs thyme – fresh stems removed and leaves minced
  • 3 ounces Cheddar cheese cut into 1.25-centimeter cubes
Get everything together
Get everything together

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175C). Spread a thin layer of olive oil evenly onto every inner surface of a standard 9″x5″ loaf pan. Dust with flour to coat evenly. This will keep your loaf from sticking to the pan once it’s baked, so make sure you don’t miss any spots. You can also line the inside of your pan with parchment paper.
Gather up the grated veg in the cloth....
Gather up the grated veg in the cloth and squeeze!
  • Grate the courgette onto a muslin square using the large side of a box grater. Squeeze over a bowl and allow the excess water to drain from the courgette.
  • In a large bowl, whisk dry ingredients together: the flour, sugar, baking powder, and paprika together.
  • In another bowl, whisk the eggs, olive oil and water together until the mixture has emulsified (combined) and it’s light and frothy. Add the drained courgette and thyme in with the egg mixture and stir to combine.
  • Fling it all in
    Fling it all in

    Dump the egg mixture into the flour mixture and use a spatula to fold everything together until the mixture is just combined. Be careful not to over-mix the batter or the bread will become tough.Fold it all together.

 

  • fill loaf tin half waySpread half the batter into your prepared loaf pan then add half the cheese. Add the rest of the batter and smooth off the top. Stick the remaining cheese on top, and then place the pan in the oven. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean (about 45 minutes in a convection oven).

top with cheese and bake

  • When the courgette bread is done, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool for 10 minutes in the pan, and then transfer it to a wire rack and let it cool completely. But I loved it hot and straight from the oven as the melted cheese was yummy.

    Go on get baking, its divine
    Go on get baking, its divine

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