Friday, July 31, 2015


We were invited to a BBQ last night and our hostess had house guests so I thought a nice hostess gift would be some sweet bread for the hostess to share over coffee with her guests. I love using Panibois containers for gifts all year round as there is something just so organic and wonderful about baking in the little formed wooden containers, wrapping them up and delivering.  Less clean-up in the kitchen a special little gift container.
The Panibois come in a multitude of sizes, round, square and everything in between. They have different brand names and are available at gourmet food stores and online.  In the reference section I will not my favorite vendor. The Panibois (wood pan) are made in France.
 It's zucchini time - so many zucchini and so many ways to cook them including, bread, pickles, relish, etc.  So I thought this bread would be a nice gift.  A few simple ingredients that most of us have in our kitchen at all times.  Remember if you do not have buttermilk just add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to a cup of whole milk, let it sit for ten minutes. If you are vegan use a plant based milk like soy or almond and add 2 tablespoons of vinegar or lemon juice
The Panibois come with a liner just like a cupcake liner but made to fit the wooden mold so no greasing, etc. so simple.
Prepare your batter and place into the molds and ready for the oven.
While my zucchini bread was baking I prepared the little label in Corel Draw.

A little round disc comes with Wilton's Treat Bags so I printed the labels out on a plain white label, cut around and then placed it on the disc and using a hole punch cut out the hole.
 Wilton treat bag comes with bags large enough for a full size loaf (which is what this recipe yield gives, I chose to make 2 smaller loaves) the paper disc and a nice length of white organdy ribbon.
I added a little lemon yellow ribbon to the organdy ribbon, tucked the bag edges under the Panibois (the bag is for a large loaf) taped the bag and here it is ready for delivery to my hostess and one to keep for hubby!


Preheat oven 350°

2 cups cake flour, King Arthur (my preference)
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs (room temp)
1/2 cup canola oil
1 1/2 cups sugar, Bakers sugar (my preference)
2 T lemon juice
1/2 cup buttermilk
zest of one lemon
1 cup grated zucchini


1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 T lemon juice
1 T milk, if needed


In your mixing bowl mix the flour, salt and baking powder.

In a second bowl whip the eggs, add the oil and sugar and whip these ingredients until all combined, then add the lemon juice, buttermilk and lemon zest, stir to combine, then add the zucchini.

Add the wet mixture to the dry and mix until all combined, do not over mix.

If making one large loaf bake in your preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, if making smaller loaves bake for about 30 minutes and then start checking to see if a toothpick comes out clean.

Let the loaf (s) cool almost completely before pouring the glaze over the loaf - I like to use a toothpick to prick holes in the loaf so the tart glaze seeps into the bread.  Personal preference.


Fonts for label, glazed, Great Vibes, Zucchini Bread, Century751no2BT
Panibois, Technobake, Link 
Wilton Treat Bag Kits, Walmart and baking stores

Thank you for stopping by.




    1. Good and refreshing way to use of some of those zucchini I know your neighbor shares with you Anonymous! Thank you for stopping by. j.

  2. Such a lovely gift and so beautifully presented! I must invite you! LOL Have a great weekend!

    1. Sweet Kim - if you are ever in Eagle, Idaho, stop by and I will bake you a cake!!!

      Thank you for your kind comments and for stopping by. j.