|The very large loaf of apple cider bread.|
- 1 c. butter (2 sticks)*
- 3/4 c. dark brown sugar†
- 1/2 c. white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 c. all purpose flour
- 2 c. whole wheat flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 1/2 t. cinnamon
- 1/2 t. ginger
- 1/4 t. nutmeg
- 1/4 t. cloves
- 2 T baking powder
- 2 cups apple cider (generously measured)
- 2 cups apples (about 4 apples), peeled, cored, and chopped (it is all right if there is extra apple) I used mackintosh apples because I like the way they get mushy when cooked.
|I do not like chunks of fruit in my food|
so I put the apple chunks in my chopper
to make them extra tiny.
|The end result, after I took a sample.|
*When you cream butter and sugar something magical happens, the sugar cuts up the fat in the butter and helps it hold air bubbles. If you replace the butter with vegetable oil, there's no magic and the quick bread ends up flat, life less, and dry. It's still edible but not pleasurable to eat. For me this is a special treat for when I con't care about my LDL or a good treat for my husband and in-laws when apples are on sale.
†I haven't tried reducing the amount of sugar yet (since the replacing the butter with vegetable oil turned out badly) so I can't say how it would work out but I would try reducing the sugar down to 1 cup.