On Tuesday the weather was warm and humid. I’m trying to finish my annual cleaning, however, the weather so far this week isn’t conducive to cleaning.
Over the weekend, when it was cooler, I was going through my recipe files for inspiration for a food blog entry. I took out my Delicious Orchards file and found an apple recipe from the fall of 1985. On one side is an All About Apples report from Eastmont Orchards and, on the other side, four recipes using fresh apples. One recipe that caught my eye was apple bread. Despite the warm conditions, I’ve made the bread.
You can tell it’s a dated recipe as it calls for using a meat grinder to grind up the apples. I could have dragged out my food processor, however, I used a box grater to do the job. All the ingredients were in house. It took two bowls to get the batter ready (one wet and the other for dry ingredients) and an hour of cooking time.
The apple bread baked up golden brown and had a cake like texture. The inside of the bread was also golden. I let the bread cool down before cutting a slice to taste it. It was delicious. Not sweet, a gentle hint of apple (I used Honeycrisp) and moist. It's a nice accompaniment to a morning cup of coffee or evening snack.
If you find yourself with more apples than you know what do with, consider making apple bread.
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