Golden Delicious, Rome, Jana Gold or any combination of firm cooking apples will do. A comfort eaten on it’s own but extra special served with softened cream cheese or a smear of butter for breakfast or a snack. This quick batter bread stores well in the freezer when completely cooled, wrapped in plastic wrap and foil then fitted in a freezer bag. Defrost in the refrigerator then warm in a low oven before serving.
Makes 3 loaves, 30 servings
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 eggs, beaten
3 cups peeled, shredded cooking apples (4 medium)
1-1/2 cups of chopped pecans
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup cooking oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
Butter and flour three 7-1/2x3-1/2x2-inch OR two 8x4x2-inch baking pans. Set aside.
In a medium bowl combine flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder; set aside.
In a large bowl combine eggs, apples, sugar, oil, and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture just until moistened.
Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool on wire racks. Wrap and store overnight before slicing. From Amelia’s Kitchen Cookbook