dutch apple bread (and a baking challenge)

September 15, 2014

As I was reading through my More-With-Less cookbook I was overwhelmed with the urge to do some baking. One day I’d love to master baking yeasted bread from scratch, but I’m not quite ready to tackle that yet. For now, I was very inspired by the quick bread section of this particular cookbook.

Quick bread is any bread leavened without yeast. Technically this could include cakes and brownies and such, but I want to branch out from that. I set myself the goal to try ten new quick bread recipes.

dutch apple bread

My first attempt – Dutch apple bread – was rushed and I realized too late that I used baking powder instead of baking soda (I am ALWAYS doing that; I know the difference but they just get mixed up in my mind) but after a quick web search I figured it would probably still turn out fine and thankfully it did! The end result is most likely a little denser and not as full as it should have been but it was still yummy.

dutch apple bread

Dutch apple bread 
adapted from More-With-Less 

1/2 cup margarine (I used butter)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sour milk or orange juice (I used buttermilk)
1 cup chopped apples
1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt separately. Add dry ingredients and buttermilk alternately to butter/sugar mix. Fold in apples and walnuts. Bake in greased 9×5 loaf pan for 55 minutes, or until bread tests done (mine needed a few extra minutes).

dutch apple bread


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Comments on dutch apple bread (and a baking challenge)

  1. 1

    From Sheila:

    I love quick breads! And muffins! I usually throw in some oatmeal, for extra heartiness. I freeze them and hand them out for quick breakfasts!

  2. 2

    From San:

    That looks delicious!

  3. 3

    From Becca Hoelscher:

    Hooray for More-With-Less!!!

  4. 4

    From Sarah @ Beauty School Dropout:

    Yum! Looks perfect for fall. I predict you’ll have the hang of quick breads way before you finish baking 10 loaves… although you may enjoy eating them so much you’ll keep making them anyway! I mostly stick with banana bread as a way to use up brown bananas (and because it is DELICIOUS)

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