2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
or all-purpose white flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon*(see note below)
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 medium-size tart apple (such as Granny Smith's) peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 cup raisins and/or 1/2 cup unsalted mixed nuts, Optional
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 8 1/2x4 1/2-inch loaf pan or 6 mini bundt pans.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt; set aside. Combine the remaining ingredients and blend thoroughly. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine just until blended thoroughly (do not beat). Pour into the prepared pan(s).
Bake the loaf pan for 80 minutes, the mini bundt pans for 60 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the loaves comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes before removing from the pans.
If desired, serve with Clotted or Double Cream, Creme Fraiche, or with a little Apple Butter on the side.
You can substitute ground ginger for the ground cinnamon in this recipe, if desired.
Date: Aug. 4, 2002