Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Apple Bread

Now that the fall is here there are cool days and cold nights. The leaves are changing (well they are are here in New England) and the days are getting shorter. All of this means I am cooking and baking more. My husband loves it too ... well, his waist-line may not like it too much but he sure loves it all.

I noticed the other day that I had some apples that were looking not so good, well for eating raw, but that means they are perfect for baking. And that is exactly what I did with them. You see a few years ago a friend of mine made this great Apple Bread and brought it over to my house for tea, it was so good I had to get the recipie and make it myself. It is quite different than many of the other breads I make, but so yummy.

This is what I did ...

Makes 2 loafs

Cream: 1 cup shortening (I use butter flavored shortining)
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup sugar
Add: 2 eggs
1 cup milk
Sift: 4 cups of flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Chop: 2 cups of apples (peeled & cored)
Slice: 2 apples (peeled & cored)

Preheat oven to 35o degrees

Blend dry ingredients, fold in apples

Pour into greesed loaf trays (two). fan the sliced appples on the top.

Bake for 1 hour

The original version did not have as much spices and the sliced apples on the top. But much of what I like to do is make it my own. Think about that when you make your version of Apple Bread.


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