Walnut Bread with Apples

DafeenahStarred Page By Dafeenah, 19th Mar 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/171v8ach/
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I love making fresh homemade breads. I know many people think baking your own bread is extremely difficult, but it really isn't. This is my walnut apple bread recipe. If you love banana bread, then you have to try this.

Baking Homemade Bread

Most people think baking your own bread is extremely difficult. I have been baking bread since I was 17. Other than buying a loaf here or there for PBJ sandwiches, most of our bread is homemade. The recipes are so simple and easy anyone can do them. Just have a little bit of confidence. In the beginning, you might not get the smooth loaf texture, but don't worry the bread will still taste yummy. With a bit of practice, you will soon be baking bread like a professional. Once you realize how easy and inexpensive it is, you'll be baking your own bread all of the time.

Ingredients

1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour,
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder,
1/4 teaspoon salt,
3/4 cup sugar,
2 large eggs, beaten,
1/3 cup butter, melted,
3/4 cup orange juice,
2 medium apple pealed and grated,
1/2 cup walnut halved, crushed*



*Most people chop the walnuts but I don't like the big chunks of nuts so I crush mine and then put a few copped ones just on the top after I have poured the batter into the pan, but you add chopped ones into the batter if you prefer. It's totally up to you.

Directions

Preheat oven to 350F.
Butter a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
Dust pan with flour; tap out excess.


Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
Add sugar stir with a fork.


Combine eggs, butter and juice in a separate small bowl.

Combine the dry ingredients in the bowl with the wet ingredients ; lightly mix in the egg mixture until just combined.
(I use my hands to mix but you can use a hand mixer if you prefer)

Add apple and walnuts and gently stir to combine the ingredients.

Spoon batter into prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until top is golden and tester inserted into center comes out clean.

Set aside and cover to cool.

I usually serve this warm with a bit of melted butter spread on top. It's great with a cup of coffee or tea. I always have a loaf of this or banana bread prepared. It's great to serve when guests stop by. You could also pour the batter into smaller individual sized pans. They make a great personalized gift for the holidays.

Hope you enjoy! If you try it, let me know what you think!

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Baking, Bread, Bread Recipes, Dafeenah, Recipe For Apples, Recipes, Recipes That Are Easy

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author avatar Jerry Walch
19th Mar 2011 (#)

Sounds and looks delicious. My wife is a bread freak. I'm going to have to make this for her.

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author avatar ppruel
19th Mar 2011 (#)

Banana is my fav fruit and bread too. I wanna grab some. Congrats!

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author avatar vpaulose
20th Mar 2011 (#)

Nice article Dafeenah. Thank you. Please add me to your list of friends.
Paulose

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author avatar Denise O
20th Mar 2011 (#)

I am with you hon, do not break the nuts. Nice work. Looks and sounds just lovely. Congrats on the star page, it is well deserved. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar foxpete88
20th Mar 2011 (#)

good article, thanks.-

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author avatar richardpeeej
20th Mar 2011 (#)

Oh yum this looks so delicious thank you for sharing this tasty looking recipe. We make bread here once a week and will try this next time.

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author avatar Greenfaol
22nd Mar 2011 (#)

This sounds so good. I don't tend to do breads outwith the bread machine but this looks uncomplicated, so i might just go for it :D

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author avatar Jill Vance
26th Mar 2011 (#)

I too make my own bread and this sounds lovely. Will have a go soon.

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