Dahlia Tuber Bread
Dahlia tubers contribute moisture and carbohydrates to this dense quick bread. If you have a favorite zucchini bread recipe, simply substitute grated dahlia tubers for grated zucchini. Or, try this one.
What You’ll Need
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon (or 2 teaspoons dried, ground spicebush berries)
1 teaspoon nutmeg (or 2 teaspoons dried, ground ginger stolons)
1 cup peeled, grated dahlia tubers, 1/2 cup black walnuts (optional)
What You’ll Do
In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, and oil, then set aside. In a second bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and your spices of choice (see alternatives listed above). Combine the wet and dry ingredients, then stir in the dahlia tubers and black walnuts (if desired).
Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350F for about an hour. Test for doneness with a toothpick. When it comes clean from the center of the bread remove the loaf from the oven and let it cool.
Ellen Zachos shares her recipe for a quick bread made with dahlia tubers.