Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New recipe...

I just wanted to take a minute to share this recipe with everyone.  I haven't tried it yet, but just as soon as I can get into the kitchen and bake I will!!

Apple + Carrot Bread
courtesy of Cooking With Apples and Pears by Laura Washburn.
Apple bread with carrots sounds too good to be true, especially when we tell you that your whole family will gobble up this naturally sweet and nutritiously filling loaf in minutes.  The cold days are here to stay for a while, so fill your home with a comforting aroma from this fruit and veggie baked medley.

  • 1 3/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp each of ginger and allspice
  • 2/3 c of apple juice
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 lg eggs, beaten
  • 1 lg granny smith apple, peeled, cored and grated
  • 1 c grated carrots
  • 1/2 c coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and spray a 9x5x4 inch loaf pan with non-stick baking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice.  Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the apple juice, melted butter, and eggs.  Gently fold this mixture into the flour mixture to combine.  Use your hands to squeeze every last drop of moisture from the grated apple and carrots then add to the mixture, along with walnuts (optional) to combine.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the prepared sprayed with non-stick pan, and level the top.  Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted in the center of the apple bread comes out clean, 1-1 1/4 hours.
  5. Leave the loaf to cool in the pan for a few minutes then turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
  6. Slice as you would bread to serve, enjoy!
A large loaf goes a long way and keeps well.  This apple bread will keep in an airtight container for 4-5 days and just tastes YUM plain or if you want to indulge, spread with some whipped honey butter or cream cheese!

1 comment:

  1. Bake it! And then bring it to Americus to share! :)