I said it before, and I'll say it again, two things I don't kid about, cooking and politics. After my last post and talk about this Applesauce Brown Bread that I'm giving as gifts has had several of you wanting to try the recipe yourself.
This is Grandma's recipe, and the usual caveat applies - if it's Grandma's you know it's got to be good. (And no, Grandma didn't work for Smuckers.) :-D
I usually divvy it up into 2 small loaves, wrap them in foil and top with a pretty bow for gifts. Of course, I highly recommend keeping a loaf or two for yourself. It's so moist and sweet, you won't even need butter. Folks at the office have already started asking if they can expect one this year, so you know it's a hit.
Without further adieu...
Grandma's Applesauce Brown Bread
- Makes: 1 loaf or 2 small loaves
- Prep Time:10 mins
- Cook Time:45 mins
- Servings: 8
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 1/2 Cups of Applesauce (Chunky or Regular)
- 2/3 Cups of Softened Margarine
- 1 Egg
- 2 Cups and 2 Tablespoons of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- 2 teaspoons of Baking Soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cloves
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine flour, baking soda, cloves and cinnamon, sifting together until well mixed throughout.
- Blend sugar, softened margarine, egg, and applesauce.
- Combine two mixtures into one bowl, stirring well.
- Grease one large regular loaf tin or 2 small tins.
- Pour into tin(s) and place in oven on middle rack for 45 minutes.
- Bread is done when toothpick comes out dry of the middle.
- Set on wire rack to cool approximately 20 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!