Chef Chris Faessen

Zucchini Honey Walnut Bread

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp nutmeg
3 eggs
1 cup honey
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp lemon juice
2 cups grated unpeeled zucchini
1 cup chopped walnuts

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg.
  • In another bowl, combine eggs, vegetable oil, honey, lemon juice, zucchini. 
  • Mix wet ingredients to dry ingredients, add nuts, and fold together.
  • Bake in 2 regular loaf pans sprayed with nonstick spray for approx. 1 hour or until the tester comes out clean.

Summer Peach, Cambozola, and Honey Crostini

1 French baguette cut into ½ slices
2 tbsp olive oil
Pinch of salt and pepper
2 peaches, pitted and cut into thin slices
8 oz cambazola cheese

Approx. 2 tbsp honey

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F. 
  • Place sliced baguettes on sheet tray and drizzle with olive oil. 
  • Season the baguettes with the salt and pepper. Bake for 7-10 minutes till the baguettes are lightly browned and crisp. Take out of oven and arrange the peach slices over the crostini about 2-3 slices per piece. Divide the cheese into pieces and arrange on top of the peaches and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or till the cheese is melted and the peaches have softened. Remove from oven and drizzle with honey. Serve warm or at room temperature.