Friday, September 25, 2009

Apple Bread

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups diced apples
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 325*F. Grease two 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pans; set aside.
2. In medium bowl combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; set aside.
3. In mixing bowl beat the eggs, oil, sugar, and vanilla together, mixing well. Stir in flour mixture until just mixed. Fold in apples and pecans and spoon in to prepared loaf pans.
4. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until tested done when wooden pick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in the pans before removing to cool on wire racks. Wrap tightly to store.

Makes two loaves.

Note: I make a powdered sugar glaze to go over the tops of the loaves. 1 cup of powdered sugar to about 1 tablespoon and a half of water. Drizzle over top of loaves while still hot and let bread cool completely.