I was in such a hurry to get this up, so I had to put the loaf in the bag hot. See the steam!!!
If you were here, I would make each of you a little loaf of our CHRISTmas Apple Fresh Cake Bread. When we had our CHRISTmas shows, this is what we would serve. It is absolutely sooooo delicious!!!!!!! You will enjoy for sure. Try it! It is so easy. I put everything in my food processor after the apples and sugar have set . Here is the recipe.
CHRISTmas Apple Fresh Cake Bread
3 cups chopped apples
2 c. sugar
1 cup corn oil
2 cups unbleached flour
2 tea. cinnamon
1 1/2 tea. soda
1/4 tea. salt
1 cup chopped pecans
1 tea. vanilla
Chop apples peels and all in a food processor. Pour into a bowl and add sugar. Let stand at least a half an hour. In the mean time wash possessor and chop the nuts. After the apples have set their time, add to the food processor with all the other ingredients. Mix just long enough to wet all the ingredients. Don't over mix. Grease 7 mini loaf pans and fill with batter half full. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
I enjoy picking up sweet little plates at antique shops. They are great to put your breads, candies or what ever for a pretty gift. It doesn't have to cost much. I took an evergreen sprig and an ornament and there you have it. A nice gift for your Pastor and family, teacher, friend, great little housewarming gift. Enjoy our recipe. If you are in the area stop by. I will have one for you!!! Promise. I live right in the middle of Kansas. I am not hard to find. Look for the 5 horses and a two story farm house. smile......
Here is what it will look like before you mix. Mmmmmmmmmm doesn't it look so good??????
As I was baking this morning it made me think of the last CHRISTmas show we did. I didn't have a blog at the time so I thought you could see a little of our show.
You can't see the unit real well, but when we did the International Quilt Markets we would have to decorate our booths. We made a 8'X8' wood unit with a picket fence on the back for a wall and picket fences along each side and a little in the front. It also had a wood floor. It made it so cozy for people to walk into our booth. One time we made a little cabin. It was so fun. Oh, how I miss those days. It just got so expensive for our family to travel. So now we just stay home and let everyone else sell our things. On the top we had a canopy, that we put lights and garland all around. It was so fun to do. I am hoping, that after we get situated in our new farm, that one day we will do something like this again. You can come and we will have a party!
A shot of the picket fence in the front. I would hang garland and lights along the inside and outside of the fence and then hang ornaments on the garland.
I have always thought it would be so fun to make a unit like this in my house and have a place built on with a ladder for my grand kids to climb and have a place to go read books. With the high ceilings in the old houses it would be easy to do. HONEY P H I L, I need you!!!!!! Don't be surprised to see a picture with this done. When I was a little girl, if you couldn't find me, you could go look under the table. I would be there with Rebecca of SunnyBrook Farm. I loved those books and I loved cozy places to read. What we did as kids. I still like to make forts for my grand kids. smile They made Poppa and I lay inside the fort while we watched Nemo. I think they are going to be like their Grammie for their kids! Some would say that is good; our sons would look at you, like they look at me sometimes. It's just that look.
Now that I have had classes from Larry at Stutzman's Greenhouse, I think that my tree would look better. hehe! I really do miss having the CHRISTmas shows! It has been fun for me to reminisce today. Thank you for doing so with me.
Merry CHRISTmas Everyone!!!!!!!