Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Apple Bread....Do it!!

This is a amazing loaf to have in your repertoire. Its a nice alternative to banana bread, and the smell in your house while its cooking will drive you slightly nuts! It can easily be made into a nice dessert by caramelizing some apples and laying them on top with a scoop of ice cream. This recipe is more than 70 years old!

Apple Bread

yield: 1 large loaf
  • 1.5 cup shredded granny smith or other tart cooking apple
  • 3/4 cup chopped dates (I use Iranian or medjool dates)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans and walnuts
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar or 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups all purpose or whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or yogurt


  1. Preheat oven to 350f. Have all ingredients ready to go. Chop nuts and dates. Peel and shred apples
  2. Cream together butter and sugar till light and fluffy
  3. Add the beaten egg and blend till smooth
  4. Add the apples, nuts and dates
  5. Add the dry ingredients and buttermilk/yogurt a little of each at a time
  6. Place into a parchment or wax paper lined loaf pan of your choice
  7. Let stand for 10 minutes
  8. Bake until done and a tooth pick inserted comes out clean. About a hour
  9. Leave in pan overnight before slicing if you can!

I spent a day last week, processing a few salmon I had in my freezer. Smoked and canned 8 pints worth of wild coho and Chinook salmon!

This photo was taking just outside gravel lake on the north Klondike highway. I love the Yukon winters!


  1. Your apple bread looks wonderful. I'm impressed with the height you have on it. What's your secret?

  2. Thx Janet! :) I guess the secret is the mold I used to bake it in. Its long, narrow and already quite high.