Introduction: Fast Moist Apple Loaf and Slow Apple and Walnut Bread!
This is an instructable for a fast and tasty moist loaf or if you like the nice long traditional method then we have the Apple and Walnut bread.
The Apple and Walnut bread taste lovely with butter with the crunchy nuts and raisins .
The Moist Apple Loaf is just like it's name...moist and delicious
Step 1: Moist Apple Loaf
This is so quick you can finish it it 30 min
11/2 Cups Flour
1 level teaspoon spices
1 level teaspoon bicarbonate soda
1 cup sugar
3 large Apples peeled and grated
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
2 eggs lightly beaten.
First...grease your loaf tin and switch on your oven and let it heat..when you deal with bicarbonate soda you shouldn't tarry once your mixture is done..if you do...you loaf will fall flat!
Sift flour with bicabonate soda and spices 3 times so the soda and spices will be evenly distributed.
Add the sugar and mix ..
then add the rest of the ingreadiants and mix will...you can use a wooden spoon or beater...it's the same :-)
Now pour into your greesed tin and Bake ...bake till your skewer comes clean..
Now taste it and tell me if you can if it's not the most moist apple loaf you have ever eaten!
Step 2: Apple and Walnut Bread
This is the traditional method...therefor it takes longe
1 Tbs yeast
4 Tbs sugar
1/2 Cup water
1/2 Cup Milk
6- or more cups of flour ( you would need more if your liquid is more or if your apples are more juicy)
3 large apples peeled and coarsely chopped
1/2 Cup walnuts coarsely chopped
1/2 Cup dried currents
2 Tbs olive oil
2 large eggs
2 Tsp ground Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp ground mace
1/2 Tsp All spices ( you could make this with equal amounts of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves)
1 Tbs salt
A - Mix Yest, sugar, milk , water and 2 cups of flour for about 2 minutes and cover with a cling wrap loose ly and leave to fement
In the mean time
B - Peel and coarsely chop the apples, and coarsely chop the walnuts.
In a bowl combine the apples, walnuts, currents,oil, egg, cinnamon, mace, salt , all spices and 1 Cup of flour.Mix well
C - Your 1 hr should be up now...Combine the Fermented mixture with the fruity mixture and mix ...add flour cup by cup until the dough clears
the side of the bowl.
Turn dough in to lightly floured surface and kneed till smooth and springy.
Add 1 tbs at a time while kneading if sticky.
Place dough in a greased tin and then flip it over so that its coated all over
Cover with plastic wrap and leave it at room temperature till it doubles it's size...approximately 1 hour.
D - Gently deflate and shape it into any shape you want on a baking tray. Leave it to rise a little and then bake .
I would say bake in 300 degrees...but i have found out each ones oven is different..so bake like you would bake a cake....and check in
Serve with butter...the nuts and raisins are delicious !