Monday, 20 July 2015

Courgette Bread Rolls

Inspired by the Parsnip Bread recipe by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, I decided to give it a try with courgettes instead, especially as I have a few of them. The original recipe makes a small loaf, and as it doesn't last long in our house, I doubled the ingredients and made rolls instead. They turned out delicious, not as sweet as the parsnip variety but equally delicious smothered in butter. I used a variety of different courgettes for my rolls, all from the garden along with the onions and thyme.

Courgette Bread

Ingredients Method

2 tbsp rapeseed or sunflower oil

2 large onions, sliced

350g self raising flour

1 tsp sea salt

2 tsp thyme leaves

100g Parmesan or strong Cheddar, finely grated

350g grated courgettes

2 medium eggs, lightly beaten

5-6 tbsp milk

Freshly ground black pepper

Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onion and cook gently for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and lightly coloured. Remove from the heat and cool slightly.

In a large bowl mix together the flour, salt, thyme, cheese, grated  courgette and some pepper. Add the onion, followed by the eggs and 5 tablespoons milk, then mix to form a soft dough, adding extra milk if needed. Don’t overwork the dough, just bring it together with a little light kneading. Shape into around 8 rolls and place on an oiled baking sheet.

Bake in a preheated oven, 180°C/Gas 4 for 35-40 minutes, until the rolls are golden.

Leave to cool for a few minutes on a wire rack and enjoy while still warm.


  1. Did you squeeze any of the liquid out of the courgette first? I find they are a bit wet for baking unless I let them drain a bit. Must say they look delicious in the photo. Have a good week Diane xx

    1. No, I used them as they were and the mix was fine, not wet at all. They were yummy and didn't last long as per normal. Have a good week too x

  2. These look good. I'll give them a try. Thanks.
    Hope all is well x

    1. Well worth doing and try it with parsnip too, delicious x

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