Sadly, it has been a busy enough couple of months that I haven’t been posting, though I have been doing some baking. This particular recipe I made in September when I was still looking forward to fall and the weather wasn’t quite autumnal yet. At this point, it is now deep into fall, but I cannot remember for the life of me anything outside of an impression of awesomeness from this bread. Obviously I will need to make it again.
The pan, however, was an acquisition from Cost Plus World Market, and is absolutely lovely and amazing.
Country Apple Fritter Bread
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
2 apples, peeled and chopped, mixed with 2 tbsp granulated sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350°F. Use a 9×5″ loaf pan and spray with non-stick spray.
Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in small bowl; set aside.
In a mixer bowl, beat granulated sugar and butter together until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time until blended in, then add vanilla extract.
Whisk flour and baking powder together in a separate bowl, then add to the creamed butter mixture and stir until blended. Mix milk into batter until smooth.
Pour half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan; add half of the apples and half of the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. Lightly pat apple mixture into the batter.
Pour remaining batter over apple layer and top with remaining apples and brown sugar mixture, and again pat apples into batter. Swirl brown sugar through apples using knife or spoon.
Bake 50-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack. Slice and enjoy.