Monday, October 13, 2014

Fresh Apple Bread

Posted by Tara

This recipe was used by my Great-Grandmother and Grandmother. It is a family favorite and the cherished recipe card has become hard to read due to so much handling over time. I was talking to my Nana (grandmother) about it the other day and she said when she was younger her neighbor had brought over some delicious apple bread. She asked if she could get the recipe and has been using this one ever since. All of the ingredients are just standard items you should already have in your pantry and spice rack. Easy-peasy!

First you will start by creaming your sugar and oil by beating it with a whisk. Then add eggs and beat again. It should look like this.

Next, slowly sift your dry ingredients in a little at a time. You will notice your batter will begin to get really thick. It's okay. Keep stirring.

After stirring in your dry ingredients, you will have a very thick batter. It may even be pulling away from the sides of the bowl as you stir.

Since it gets so thick, I usually add 1/2-3/4 cup of apple juice until it becomes less stiff and thick. If your's isn't thick, then no need to add juice.

Dice your apples into tiny, bite-size pieces. You can do larger ones, but I like tiny pieces throughout my bread.

Mix the apples into the thick batter. If it is still too hard to stir, add more juice. This is what mine looked like after the apples were mixed in. After that, you will want to grease your two bread pans before adding the batter. Split the batter as evenly as you can into the two pans.

1 c. cooking oil
2 c. sugar
3 c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
3 c. chopped peeled apples
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 c. nuts (optional)

Do not use a mixer or Bosch. This batter will be thick and will ruin your machine. Use a bowl and spoon. If you feel it's too thick, add a little apple juice.

Cream oil and sugar. Add eggs. Beat well.
Sift in dry ingredients and stir.
Add apples and vanilla and nuts and stir.
Bake 1 hour- 1 1/2 hour at 350 in 2 loaf pans.

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