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
140g plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
100g chopped walnuts
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.