Thursday, October 06, 2022
Tuesday, October 04, 2022
It's apple season and I can't think of a better way to use apples then homemade bread. This is one of the first recipes I make when fall arrives. I like to make up a few loaves and freeze them as I start to prepare for hibernation during the winter months. I have big plans for this bread this winter. I plan to bring it out of the freezer and make apple toast! I plan to slice it and make some delicious French toast with butter and syrup. Nothing goes better with cheese than apples and this bread makes excellent grilled cheese sandwiches! See why I love this bread? It's so easy to make, so good and so versatile!
Apple Raisin Bread
2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
1-1/2 cups warm water (110° to 115°), divided
1 teaspoon sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup applesauce
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons salt
8 cups all -purpose flour (or more)
1 1/2 cup apples, peeled and diced
1 1/2 cups golden raisins
2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons corn meal
In a small bowl, combine yeast, 1/2 cup water and sugar; set aside. In a large bowl, combine eggs, applesauce, honey, oil, salt and remaining water; mix well. Stir in yeast mixture. Gradually add enough flour to form a soft dough. Knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Punch down and turn over in bowl. Cover and let rise 30 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the apples, raisins and lemon juice. Divide dough into three parts; knead a third of the apple mixture into each part.
Shape each into a round flat ball. Place each in a greased 8-in. round baking pan that has been sprinkled with cornmeal. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
1 egg, beaten
¼ cup sugar
Brush each loaf with egg and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when tapped. Makes 3 small round loaves.
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1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Real maple syrup, warmed
Whisk eggs until well blended. Add vanilla and pour into a shallow bowl. Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, allowing bread to soak up some of the mixture.
Monday, October 03, 2022
Now and then you decide to eat a little lighter and healthier. So you try to come up with ideas that work but don’t scream out the word DIET. Still has to be good enough that you want a snack for breakfast or afternoon before dinner or while watching TV.
I love this snack. Not only are they sweet and delicious, they fill you up and keep you full all day. Apples are good… they’re healthy. So is peanut butter right? Lots of protein? And coconut…isn’t that a vegetable? Could be if it works. And we have to have something from the dairy group…. maybe some milk chocolate?
So here is my version of a healthy snack from the four food groups and I love them! I like them more than any cookie I’ve ever made. These are absolutely delicious and full of fiber which makes them so filling. Try them. You’ll think twice about making cookies!
Loaded Sweet Apple Rings
2 medium red delicious apples
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Core your apples so that you have perfect apple rings…all seeds removed. You can core before the apple is sliced or afterwards.
Slice your apple into rings (as thin or thick as you want them). Pat them dry with a paper towel.
Spread chunky peanut butter evenly over apple slices. Top with a sprinkling of the white chocolate chips. Sprinkle some coconut over the apple slices. Add on some white chocolate chips.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
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