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When life gives you apples, you should be so thankful.  There are endless possibilities for the apple.  To finish off the bag of Cortlands I hand-picked in New Paltz, NY, I decided to make this Spiced Apple Ginger bread.  I adapted this recipe from one of my favorite blogs eCurry, and she adapted the recipe from the blog Food & Fun, which is a new one for me.  I love finding new food blogs to explore.  With every bite, there are different surprises of flavors that pop into your mouth.  This bread is full of all sorts of spices and they all go so well together.  Here is my adapted version of the recipe.  And yes, the photos are back!  It felt so good to bring my camera back out again. 

Spiced Apple Ginger Bread


  1. 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  2. 1/2 cup oil
  3. 1/4 cup soymilk
  4. 1/4 cup orange juice
  5. 1 eggs
  6. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  7. 1 tsp. vanilla
  8. 1.5 cups sweet apples – shredded or chopped finely
  9. 1/2 cup Prunes – chopped
  10. 4 tablespoons grated ginger
  11. 2 tablespoons orange peels roughly chopped
  12. 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds, toasted
  13. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  14. 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  15. 3/4 tsp baking soda
  16. 1/2 tsp salt
  17. 1 cup finely chopped Pecans
Combine and set aside the oil, soymilk, orange juice, eggs, ginger, sugar, and vanilla.

In another bowl, sift the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, Cumin Seeds (toast them in a pan for a few minutes until they are aromatic), baking soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients to oil mixture gradually. Next add the apples, prunes, orange peels and nuts.

Grease one loaf pan, or line it with parchment paper. Pour the batter into the pan, and bake at 325 deg F for 70-80 mins.

Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan after switching off the oven, then let it cool completely on a wire rack.
06/06/2012 04:46

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