Monday, March 28, 2016

Holiday Apple Bread

Good Morning dear readers,  here's another lovely murder mystery recipe.  For those of you who don't read my blog often,  I cook recipes that I find in murder mysteries.  It's a fun thing to do and I just love the author Joanne Fluke.  Her recipes are the best to play with and create your own versions.  The bread recipe came from her book "Double Fudge Brownie Murder" and it contains a lot of recipes with a wonderful and unpredictable storyline.  So if your a foodie who loves a mystery check out the book comes with a lot of quirky and enjoyable characters.  So on to the recipe, I wanted to make something a little different for the holidays or it can be made as a family treat.  The thing I loved about the bread it was so easy and not difficult to run the hand mixer.  It wasn't has thick as the pumpkin bread which I like a lot.  The smell of the apples was incredible.  This recipe was altered to fit my families needs.  Here's what you'll need:

Set Oven 350 degrees

3/4 cups butter (left at room temperature)
1 package cream cheese (8oz) I used the kind made with Greek yogurt to cut down on fat content.
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 and 1/2 cups applesauce
3 cups all purpose flour (no sifting)
1 cup nuts  ( I used a 2 oz bag walnuts not big on nuts in my bread)

other essentials hand mixer, bread pans used 3 small ones, rubber spatula or just a good spoon

1st step

mix butter, cream cheese and sugar in mixing bowl until nice and creamy

2nd step

add the beaten eggs and the extract and mix

3rd step 

add baking soda, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg mix it all up until blended.

4th step

Measure out and pour applesauce in your batter mix up with hand mixer

5th step

Add your flour 1 cup at time mixing after each cup with mixer

6th and final step 

Fold in your nuts

Spray loaf pans with cooking spray fill pans have way with batter set oven to 350 degrees.  Cook for 35-45 minutes more if using larger pan.  Insert fork or toothpick to check for doneness.  Cool bread in pans and loosen with a knife around the edges and flip onto plate.  Now your ready to serve bon appetite

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