Sunday, 19 September 2010

Spiced apple loaf

Is it apple time or what??? I can see them on trees and even worse, squashed on the road side and I think its now a hindrance more than a 'pretty sight'. Last year we went to an apple orchard, well it was actually a cider tasting trip, and honestly, I've never seen so many apples in my life!!! If you don't believe me, take a look at these...

We were done eating so many varieties of apples, not to mention the amount of cider we drank:)

I have never made an apple pie or strudel or galette or anything because we get so many yummliscious pies at the super market...pop it in the oven for 15 mins and there you have amazing hot pie, with custard and cream on the side. It was a fav of ours when we had just moved to UK...and Pub lunches are never ever complete without apple pie and custard. Also, I'm very wary when it comes to working with dough, which has actually put me off pies and tarts. The next best thing to make with apple was a cake and that, I'm always game to do. So a spiced apple cake it was and boy it came out super duper moist and majestic with bits of apple slices and the cinnamon-nutmeg-clove flavour nicely blended in. So here is another dessert or tea time snack to welcome Autumn.

All purpose flour- 200 gms
Baking powder- 1/2 tsp
Baking soda- 1/2 tsp
Salt- a pinch
Cinnamon powder- 1/2 tsp
Ground cloves- a pinch
Ground nutmeg- a pinch

Granulated Sugar- 100 gms
Brown sugar- 50 gms
Butter- 45 gms
Egg- 1 large
Vanilla extract- 1/2 tsp
Bramley apple- 1 cup, cored, peeled and diced
Apple sauce- 3/4 cup

In a large bowl sift together the dry ingredients. Keep aside.
In a mixing bowl cream the butter and sugars (brown and white) with a hand held electric mixer or using a whisk till light and fluffy.
Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix again till well combined.
Now fold in the dry ingredients, alternating with the apple sauce*..starting and ending with the flour mix.
Fold in the diced apples as well.
Get a loaf pan ready, do the buttering, lining and the works and pour the batter into it. Its not really runny, so you'd have to smoothen it out to the edges a bit.
Pop it into an oven pre heated at 180C and bake for about 1 hr or till a skewer comes out clean.
Take it out and after about 5 mins, insert on to a cooling rack. 
Serve with a dab of vanilla ice cream.
Notes: *Now I didn't have apple sauce and I wasn't really in the mood to make it, so used flavourless oil instead...super moist it turned out to be.
Bramley apples can be substituted with Granny Smith if you prefer that
I used self raising flour, so omitted the soda bicarb.
You can make the same in muffin cases as well..you'd probably yield about 12.

31 comments:

Jaisy James said...

wow looks perfect

Kulsum@JourneyKitchen said...

Sometimes I wonder if I will ever be ale to make all the recipes I think I want to make. Every now and then some jump up the list and this certainly looks like one of them. Beautiful pictures!

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Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi,

Looks so amazing...yummy...can you send me some!!

Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Sweet Artichoke said...

Well, apple bread with these yummy spices is simply irresistible!

Susan and Abraham said...

wow looks perfect

Cool Lassi(e) said...

The loaf has a spicy appeal. Love all the pictures in this post.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious soft cake

GB said...

Last fall we had apples apples and more apples. I'm not looking forward to it this year! :(

Apple orchard and pumpkin farm visits are on top of the list of fun activities though...nothing can beat crisp fresh air and the glorious splash of color!!

aipi said...

Cinnamon n nutmeg always go great with apples in breads n pies..you have done a great job here..the pictures speaks for themselves!

US Masala

Satrupa said...

Gosshhhhh ....... The apple loaf looks sexy !!

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Fathima said...

That is a looot of apples... Love those perfect spiced apple loaves!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

ahhhhhhhhh...can smell the spices.....looks yum,delicious n droolworthy...wonderful pics

Parita said...

What gorgeous apples! Love the bread!

Umm Mymoonah said...

That apple tree just reminds me of UK, nice cake.

Sayantani said...

love this type of baking for the amazing aroma they fill the house with. perfect loaf love the crumbly texture.

Priya said...

Spiced Apple loaf looks scrumptious and super delicious..

Kairali sisters said...

never had this before, looks super soft...yummy

Silence Sings said...

Yammmyyyy...LOvely clicks....

Tamanna said...

mmmm looks fluffy soft and yummy

Nithu said...

Wow! Looks so tempting dear. Nice pics. Absolute delicious.

Monet said...

Just lovely! I was able to pick a dozen apple from my father's tree today, and this looks like it would have been a lovely recipe to use them for. I'm all about spice cakes during the fall!

Sanjeeta kk said...

Lovely texture and a beautiful cake!

Food Lover said...

That looks really yummy :)

Nostalgia said...

Looks delicious! Imagine.. apples squashed on the road. While in India, I would never have imagined something of the sort ever possible. You have a nice day.

Akila said...

wow really a lovely cake dear....
must try...

http://akilaskitchen.blogspot.com

Sarah Naveen said...

Gorgeous loaf...bookmarked..i have some apples from this weekends apple picking..i ll try and let you know...

Suja Sugathan said...

Spicy and yummy apple loaf..beautiful clicks..bookmarked

Tanvi said...

those trees look very beautiful and so does your loaf! I love hints of spices in baked goodies!

Satya said...

perfect loaf ...looks very inviting
congrats to sana n pari ...nice event neha

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

kothiyavunu.com said...

First time here..u have a lovely space.tempting looking apple loaf..perfect baking!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

whenever i hear people saying this timeof the year about making apple dessert, pie nd sauce ...i feel like i have do one looks like i will shift it to next year to do list :) gorgeous, i love nutmeg with apples they kick, love 2nd pic...Ah now i know the reason for new found love for cider :)