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Thursday, November 28, 2013
Mom's Spiced Apple Nut Bread Recipe
2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup raw finely chopped or grated apples
2 tbsp. white vinegar + water to make a full 1/2 cup of liquid
1/2 cup chopped nuts (your choice)
Sift together all of the dry ingredients. In a large mixing bowl cream together the vegetable shortening, blend in the sugar and add in the eggs, one at a time. Mix until smooth. Stir in the vanilla extract. Add in the flour mixture alternating with the grated/finely chopped apple and the liquid vinegar mixture. Stir to combine all ingredients. Stir in the chopped nuts until blended.
Lightly grease two loaf pans or spray with non-stick cooking spray...including the sides of the pan. Pour bread batter into prepare loaf pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until done. Remove from oven and let cool.