Monday, September 22, 2008

Welcome Fall!

Cheddar Apple Bread
Originally uploaded by lasassone

First off, if you are into crazyquilting, embroidery or embellishments, I'm having a drawing on Getting To Crazy,my other blog, the link to which you will find over in the side bar.

Now back to the business at hand:

With the first hours of Autumn/Fall upon us today, I thought it would be fitting to post this recipe for Cheddar Apple Bread. I've noticed all the varieties of apples arriving in our markets in the past week or so and this looks like a great way of getting one of our fruit servings today. The picture was stuck into Mum's recipe book with her recipe, so I think this came from a magazine sometime in her 70+ years of cooking. I don't think she would have saved it if it wasn't good. If I have enough cheddar in the house, I will be making this today. Fire up the oven!


  • 2-1/2 C. flour
  • 3/4 C. sugar
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon

Sift those drys! Then in your bowl, combine well:

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 C. milk
  • 1/3 C. margarine, melted

Put those reserved drys into your egg mixture, combine and then add in:

  • 2 C. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 C. peeled & chopped apples
  • 3/4 C. chopped nuts (optional)

Stir well and then spoon into a well-greased and floured 9" x 5" loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 65 to 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand on rack for 5 min. and then remove from pan.


  • Mum doesn't have the nuts marked as optional, but we don't do nuts at our house and I suppose many are like us. I don't think it will make a difference; if it does, I'll let you know. I may use 1/4 C. of ground nut "flour" for flavour but you wouldn't want to do that if you're allergic.
  • I can't tell if she ever made this in the mini-pans, but I will probably do that, so later I can add how many little loaves it makes.

Yummmmm! Typing all that made me hungry!


crazyQstitcher said...

While seeking your DMC/TIF colours I stumbled into your kitchen LOL. Thanks for posting the Cheddar bread. I'll try it this week.

crazyQstitcher said...

Today I made the Apple Cheddar bread and while the DH prefers yeast proved bread to soda types, he freely admitted that "This is good" and went back for a further 2 slices.
I can't see the loaf lasting long. :-)
The recipe was easy to follow and make and your times were spot on.
I hope you will add more of your mum's recipes because I'll be back.
Thanks for posting.

Lyn said...

I tried your Apple Cheddar bread (with pecans) Monday and we liked it very much. Yesterday I served it to 2 of my grandchildren and they gobbled it up and said it was delicious, pecans and all! These 2 always tell you that they don't like nuts!

Thanks for sharing.

I hope you are feeling better.