Friday, September 28, 2007

Battle of the Breads Part Two: The Loser Bread

I'm sorry to report that despite all my bragging, I lost this round of the bake off. Mr. Snowgoose and his pumpkin bread killed my apple bread. There was no contest. His bread was far more moist and spicy. By the end of my flight my bread was squished and had become more dense.

Here is the loser bread recipe. It's still good.

From Better Homes and Gardens:

Prep 15 minutes Bake 55 minutes Oven at 350.

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup sugar
1 cup finely shredded, peeled apple
1/4 cup cooking oil
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans


1. Grease bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of 8x4x2-inch loaf pan; set aside. In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside.

2. In another medium mixing bowl combine sugar , shredded apple, cooking oil, egg, and lemon peel. Mix well. Add dry mixture to apple mixture. Stir until just moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in nuts.

3. Spoon batter into the prepared pan. Bake in 350 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove loaf from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Wrap and store overnight.

1 loaf makes 16 servings.

This is what winning bread looks like. Recipe to follow soon.

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