Gardening is something you learn by doing---and by making mistakes....
Like Cooking, Gardening is a constant process of experimentation, repeating the successes and throwing out the failures.
Carol Stocker

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Apple Bread

The apples on my sister's tree are getting ripe...time to start using them up.
This bread is slightly sweet with a crunchy sweet topping.  It's good right out of the oven, but if you let it cool, the apple flavor really comes through.  This bread is quickly becoming one of my favorites!
I wasn't able to get a picture of the bread sliced went too fast!

Apple Bread

preheat oven to 350 deg.

1 Cup Flour
1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Salt
1/2 Cup Shortening
1 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Cup Apples, peeled and chopped
1 1/2  TBS Evaporated Milk
1 Tsp Vanilla
1 Cup Walnuts, chopped (optional)

1/8 Tsp Cinnamon
1 TBS Sugar

Sift together Flour, Cinnamon, Baking Soda and Salt in a bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl cream Shortening and Sugar.  Add Eggs and mix well.
Add Apples, milk, vanilla and nuts to Egg mixture, mix well.
Gradually mix Flour mixture into the Egg/Apple mixture and mix well.
Pour batter into a greased 9x5 loaf pan.
Combine the topping ingredients into a small bowl and sprinkle on top of loaf batter.
Bake 350 Degrees for 1 hour.
Remove from oven, let sit for 10 minutes before removing from loaf pan.


Add apples to batter

Add dry ingredients and nuts

Sprinkle topping
Out of the Oven

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