Herbed Zucchini Cheese Bread

Herbed Zucchini Cheese Bread
1 8 x 4-inch loaf
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2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons of your favorite herbs, chopped, such as dill and parsley, or rosemary basil, and oregano
2 tablespoons green onions or shallots, finely chopped
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
2 eggs
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup milk
1 cup zucchini, shredded

Combine dry ingredients, herbs, green onions or shallots and cheese; stir to mix well.  In a separate bowl, beat eggs lightly add oil and milk, and mix well.  Stir in zucchini.  Add liquid ingredients with zucchini to flour mixture and stir just until all ingredients are mositened; do not overmix.  Pour into a greased and floured 8- by 4-inch loaf pan, and smooth top of batter.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Let loaf stand for 15 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

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