This bread is very colorful since it is flecked with bits of green zucchini and yellow cheddar cheese. It is a good accompaniment with soup or served in a bread basket assortment.
Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350°F. Grease a 9x5-inch (8 cup) loaf pan.
Whisk together in large bowl:
- 3 C all purpose flour
- 4 tsp baking power
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 C coarsely shredded zucchini
- ¾ C shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
- ½ C chopped scallions
- 3 tbsp fresh parsley
- 1 tbsp fresh dill or 2 tsp dried
- 2 large eggs
- 1 C buttermilk
- 4 tbsp (1/2 stick) melted unsalted butter (or vegetable oil)
Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean – 55 to 60 minutes. Let cool in pan on a rack for 5 to 10 minutes before inverting and removing to cool completely on rack.