Saturday, December 12, 2009

Our CHRISTmas Apple Fresh Cake Bread

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 eggs
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!!!!!!!



  1. Oh Linda ~ It is all SO BEAUTIFUL!! If I wasn't SO FAR away...I would definitely visit you!! Not for the bread for the are a sweetie! :) You bread does look lovely though...and what a great idea to package it up on a cute antique plate.

    May the Lord bless you and your family with a wonderful CHRISTmas!!

    With Love,

  2. **ammendment...should say "not for the bread, but for the friendship" AND..."YOUR bread"...I suppose I should really "preview" before hitting "publish"! ;-)

  3. Camille you made my heart cry and the Lord has blessed me with the wonderful friendships I have made. Heaven will be so fun when I get to meet you!
    Oh my, I know I put things up on my blog that are not proper grammar. I have a friend, Mary that helps me when I goof up. I hope you do enjoy the Jesse Tree Advent. At the bottom of the pdf it has ornaments that you can cut out and use. It is very simple.

    Blessings to you and your family and may CHRIST be so real for you this year!!!! Love you sweet friend, Linda

  4. Thanks for visiting me Linda! I am so glad we have "met" and one are right ~ We will meet in person...if not here in GLORY! God's people really are a blessing from HIM...don't you think?

    I am thinking to implement this Jesse Tree into our traditions hopefully next year. We are on track with our advent candles and readings for this year...thanks for providing the PDF looks great!

    May the Lord give you and your family a blessed CHRISTmas and New Year...HE IS SO GOOD!

    With Love,

  5. Linda ~ Would you mind if I copied your picture of the Jesse tree onto my blog and linked back to you??

  6. The bread looks delicious and sounds suprisingly simple. And the presentation and gift giving idea seems reasonable. Now why can't I get all this together and do something about it? I'll keep it in mind for next year when I'm in the planning mode. Decorations look very nice. OFHISPASTURE used to be my business name. My daughter and I did shows like yours. We miss it too.

  7. Linda, thanks so much for the recipe and the ongoing *wonderful* inspiration. You are truly a blessing! I love your CHRISTmas show booth & everything. Come on over to our blog if you get a moment during this busy season - we are having our first giveaway! :) -Tammy

  8. Hi Linda ~

    Thank you for the sounds yummy! I think I will try and make this for our neighbors for Christmas!

    Blessings on your weekend,

  9. I live in Omaha~! I'll be right over!!!
    Just kidding :o)
    I was just hoping to find a good, moist apple cake recipe, and this one looks like a perfect fit.
    I love your blog and have been visiting for a few weeks now. Thanks for a great place to visit!

  10. The cake looks wonderful, thanks for the recipe so I can bake it at home.
    Merry Christmas!

  11. Ohhh that cake look great! I will save off this recipe. Loved all your photos. Merry Christmas to you.

  12. Hi Linda! Thanks for this delicious-looking recipe - I'll have to go buy more apples! I am a new subscriber to your blog and have been enjoying your posts about Stutzman's. I'd say I'd come over for a bite of cake and some friendship; however, I live a long way away. My in-laws, though, live near you in Wichita.

    Have a Blessed CHRISTmas! Heather

  13. The bread looks delicious.. I'm going to have to print out that recipe. Thanks for sharing pictures of your past show.

  14. The apple cake bread is delicious. Even the kids gobbled it up. I guessed on the temp, and baked it at 350. Thank you for the recipe.

  15. Oops! I am so sorry I didn't put the degrees. I am so glad you like it though! It is one of our favorites at CHRISTmas time!


  16. I can't wait to try this easy and delicious looking loaf. My husband doesn't like nuts so I'm thinking of substituting raisins or chocolate chips like I do for my banana loaf - maybe even half & half raisins & maraschino cherries for a seasonal look. I think they should work out okay because the volume will be the same. Will let you know - and thanks again for the great recipe <3


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