12 October 2009

Apple bread's a big hit at our house...

Oven to 350˚

1/2 c butter
3 eggs
1 1/2 c white sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1 t vanilla

4 Granny Smith or MacIntosh apples, peeled & grated

3 c flour
1 t cinnamon
1 t salt
1 t nutmeg
1 t ginger
1 t baking soda

Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla. In another bowl sift together flour, salt, baking soda, and spices. Add dry ingredients gradually.

Butter, then line two loaf pans with parchment. Divide batter between the two.

Bake at 350˚ for 50-60 minutes (time will vary depending on moisture/size of apples, etc.). Cool in pan 10 minutes then turn out on rack.

Thanks to Stephanie Colgan for orchard photo - link to her work on right.