Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Apple and Walnut Loaf

I collected these apples from my Mum's garden at the weekend to make a crumble and remembered to try out this recipe...

The apple make this really moist, a great autumnal accompaniment to a cup of tea.

Apple and Walnut Loaf:

175g unsalted butter at room temperature
140g soft light brown sugar
2 tbsp strawberry jam
2 eggs
140g plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
100g chopped walnuts
50g raisins
2 apples peeled, cored and chopped

A 23 x 13cm loaf tin, greased and lined

Makes 8-10 slices

Cream the butter, sugar and strawberry jam until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time.

Sift the flour, baking powder and cinnamon into the butter mixture. Stir in the apples, walnuts and raisins. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight if possible.

Preheat the oven to 170C (325F) Gas 3.

Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 50-60 minutes.

Adapted from the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook.

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