Showing posts with label fall cooking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fall cooking. Show all posts

Friday, September 18, 2015

I Can't Help Myself {Fresh Apple Cinnamon Loaf}


I'm going to confess right here, right now, I can't help myself, I'm addicted to baking breads. There, I said it, whew, I feel better! I all out love them! Plain breads, sweet breads, fruity breads, love them all. 

Seeing as how this is fresh apple season in our little neck of the woods, I've been trying out a new recipe for an Apple Cinnamon Loaf made with fresh North Carolina apples. Oh it's delicious y'all! Bless my friends that have been my guinea pigs. I've been making and giving away quite a few loaves trying to get this recipe just right. I think I've got it if I do say so myself. This recipe has just a wee little bit of sugar in it so that the natural sweetness of the apples can shine through. It is so good y'all. If you're already heading to the orchard or farmer's market this weekend, pick up some fresh, local apples and give this loaf a try! Enjoy y'all!


Fresh Apple Cinnamon Loaf

Ingredients:

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
1 cup fresh apples peeled and diced {approx. 1 lg. apple}
1/4 cup chopped walnuts {optional}
2 Tbsp. brown sugar {optional}

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350*. Grease and flour 9x5 loaf pan. 

Whisk together dry ingredients. Combine buttermilk, egg and melted butter in separate bowl then add all at once to dry ingredients. Gently stir but do not over mix. Fold in apples.

Place batter into prepared loaf pan {makes 1 loaf}. If so desired, sprinkle top with brown sugar and chopped walnuts.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Ready when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes then turn out onto cooling rack to cool completely.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


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