Thursday, November 12

Apple Bread...

I spotted a recipe for Apple Bread in The Wall Street Journal  this weekend and just had to try it.  This bread is so delicious!  It was gobbled right up by the hungry hordes!


Apple Bread

1 stick plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for the pan
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons buttermilk or sour cream
2 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups peeled, diced apples
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts or pecans

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Butter and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan.  Make batter:  Use an electric mixer to cream 1 stick of butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, blending well.  Stir in two cups flour and salt.  Add baking soda to buttermilk and allow to dissolve.  Add buttermilk to batter, mixing well.  Stir vanilla and apple into batter.  Make topping:  blend butter and sugar.  Add cinnamon, nuts, and remaining flour.  Spoon batter into loaf pan and sprinkle with topping.  Bake until set, 55-60 minutes.  Let cool slightly before removing from pan, then transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.

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