Okay I've been kind of a baking freak the past months but I have more to share. A couple days ago Morgan made the most amazing Apple Cake I didn't get any pictures but it was awesome!!!!!!! Then today I made Raisin bread, I've made a version of it before but it was swirl and you had to roll it, etc. I enjoy that but something with a little less fuss is right up my alley for sure! One other thing about sauce I gave you the recipe for, anyhow i had leftover of it so added it to my spaghetti sauce and yummy it was so good. Don asked me to do some experimenting while he's out of town, guess he didn't want to be a guinea pig. He said the combination of spaghetti noodles and pepperoni is something he likes so he suggested making the pizza sauce putting some pepperoni in it, and use it to top the spaghetti noodles. That's what is for dinner tonight so I will let you know how that goes.
6 apples, Mom uses McIntosh apples
1 tablespoon cinnamon
5 tablespoons sugar
2 3/4 cups flour, sifted
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup orange juice, didn't have any so used apple
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional) yuck, obviously didn't use those
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a tube pan. Peel, core and chop apples into chunks. Toss with cinnamon and sugar and set aside.
Stir together flour, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together oil, orange juice, sugar and vanilla. Mix wet ingredients into the dry ones, then add eggs, one at a time. Scrape down the bowl to ensure all ingredients are incorporated.
Pour half of batter into prepared pan. Spread half of apples over it. Pour the remaining batter over the apples and arrange the remaining apples on top. Bake for about 1 1/2 hours, or until a tester comes out clean
2 well beaten eggs
1 cup warm milk
1 tsp salt
2 cups flour
2 Tbsp instant yeast
3 c raisins (rinsed with hot water)
½ tsp cinnamon
½ c melted butter
½ c sugar
flour to make a manageable dough(about 4 cups)
Mix in order given. Let rise until double in bulk. Shape into loaves( 3 small or 2 large) cover, and rise again. For a shiny look, brush withmixture of 1 beaten egg and 2 Tbsp milk. Bake at 325F, 30 - 45 min.,depending on size of pans. Remove from pans to cool.