Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday's Meal

I love a good fruit bread. Here's a recipe for a delicious apple bread. Enjoy!!!

Yummy Apple Nut bread

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 cup of your favorite apple, peeled and chopped
1/3 cup chopped walnuts

1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a greased 9" loaf pan. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs one at time, add vanilla. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; stir into the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Fold in apple and nuts. Pour into your prepared loaf pan. For topping, combine the first four ingredients; cut in butter until crumbly. Set it aside. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes, remove and add the topping. Return to oven and bake for another 30 minutes or until bread tests done. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing.