Monday, October 20, 2008

Apple Bread and Cake Recipes

As requested by one of our loyal customers, here are two recipes we are loving this week! These both freeze well so if you have left-overs or want to bake for something in advance, these recipes will work.

Apple Streusel Tea Loaf

2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar (plus 2 tbsp for the topping)
1/2 cup butter
2 cups chopped, peeled apples (Missouri Pippin or Braeburn would taste great)
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and 1/2 cup sugar. Cut in the butter until course crumbs form. Reserve 1/2 cup of this mixture. Stir the apples and lemon zest into the remaining flour-butter mixture.

In a small bowl, mix the milk and egg until well-blended. Add to the apple mixture and stir just until moistened. Pour batter into a greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. In a small bowl, stire the reserved flour-butter mixture, cinnamon, and the remaining 2 tbsp sugar together. Sprinkle over batter. PRess down lightly. Bake 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Makes 1 loaf.

Autumn Apple Coffee Cake

1 egg
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
1 cup quick oats
1/2 cup melted shortening (we like to use butter!)
2 peeled, sliced apples (Braeburn would be awesome for this!)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 tbsp butter

Beat egg and 1/3 cup sugar together until creamy. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add alternately with milk to egg mixture. Stir in oatmeal and melted shortening (or butter). Spread half the batter in a greased 9" round baking pan. Arrange apple slices over batter. Spread remaining batter over apple slices.

Combine 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Bake in 375 oven 30 minutes or until done. Makes 8 servings.

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