Thursday, September 17, 2009

Spiced Apple Bread

Fall is coming and I am getting in the mood for fall food!! We are having our ladies book group from church tomorrow and the kids helped me make this for that occasion. They loved cracking the eggs in the batter.

The Menu:
Spiced Apple Bread

The Original Recipe:
I found this on my favorite website! I made it with the raisins and apples, but I didn't use nuts ( I didn't have any). It is really good bread! It falls apart on you since it has so many chunks of fruit in it, but it is still worth making.. Very flavorful!

Spiced Apple Bread

2 2/3 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

2 cups granulated sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

4 eggs -- beaten

2 teaspoons vanilla

4 cups coarsely chopped apples -- Gala

1 cup raisins -- optional

1 cup chopped pecans -- optional

2 teaspoons sugar mixed with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and oil. Beat in eggs and vanilla, then stir in chopped apples, raisins, and pecans. Add the dry ingredients and mix until well blended. Grease 2 9x5-inch loaf pans and line bottoms with waxed paper. Greased waxed paper. Pour batter into pans, smoothing the top with a spatula or spoon. Bake for 20 minutes at 325°. Pull out rack and sprinkle loaves with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Continue baking for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; turn out onto a rack. Slice and serve Yield: "2 loaves"

1 comment:

Simply Life said...

Oh that bread looks delicious!