November 14, 2011

Apple Currant Bread



Oh, fond memories of childhood.  That's what this fabulous fall bread brings back to me.  My Mom used to bake all the time when I was growing up. (Hmmmm ... were you wondering where I got it from??  The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, right?)  And this apple currant bread was one of my absolute favorites in her line-up.

Fresh apple.  Sweet currants.  Just a hint of cinnamon.  The crunch of chopped pecans.  Isn't that the perfect blend of fall flavors?  If it's not, well then it's pretty close! 

I hadn't had this bread in years.  And had truly forgotten how much I like it.  Then, while leafing through my family's cookbook, it struck me - "Hey!  I need to make apple currant bread!"  So I did. 

Bake yourself up a loaf of this beautiful bread, slice off a big hunk, and dig in.  You'll be glad you did.



Apple Currant Bread
Source:  My Mom
Ingredients
1/3 c. butter
2/3 c. granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 eggs
2 T. milk
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. peeled shredded apple (about 2 medium or 1 very large apple)
1 c. dried currants
1/2 c. chopped nuts (I use pecans)


Directions
1.  Cream together butter, sugar, and cinnamon.  Beat in eggs until light and fluffy.  Beat in milk and lemon juice.

2.  Stir together dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture, stirring just until moistened.  Fold in shredded apple, currants, and nuts.

3.  Spoon into a greased loaf pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  (I let mine go for the full hour and I think I slightly over-cooked it.  I suggest starting to check a bit before an hour is up.)

Enjoy!



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7 comments:

  1. I've never had currants before. I'll have to get some and try this bread.

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  2. I have never had currents that I can remember either, I think I would like in if it is in a nice bread like this.

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  3. This is such a pretty loaf of bread, and sounds so good!

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  4. Looks and sounds utterly delish! Fab photo too. Happy FF.

    :)
    ButterYum

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  5. Sounds delicious ! But we don't find dried currants hereby ... Gonna try with other dried berries.

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  6. I love recipes that bring back great memories. This bread is beautiful. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

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  7. this looks fantastic! Thx for linking up last week, sorry for the delay in visiting but sure glad I didn't miss this!

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