Something got into me a few weeks ago. I can’t seem to stop making quick breads. First it was Banana Bread. Then, for some reason, I got an itch to make apple bread. Being the indecisive person I am, of course I had to make more than one version!
First I made this apple spice bread originally found at According to Jen. It tasted pretty good, but I made two mistakes: 1. I for got the pecans. Total bonehead mistakek there. Ooops! 2. Having multiple containers of whole cardamom is no substitute when recipes call for ground. I took those little seeds out of their pods; ground them in the blender. Added sugar and ground some more, but the teeny tiny seeds just didn’t break apart!
To be sure, the bread was incredibly moist, and very well received (my coworkers chowed down both days I brought in this sweet bread!) As long as I use the proper ingredients, there’s nothing holding me back from trying to make this bread again.
Next up was the Lavender Apple bread from Frugivore. I saw the recipe and thought, why not? I loved the Lavender Shortbread I made for the Mother’s Day Party. While this recipe was definitely on the drier side, it was earthy and light. I love the combination of flours. It’s nice and hearty without weighing you down.
Just the different flavor of this bread…even without the lavender is worth trying again. Have some with a bit of whipped butter, and you’re in heaven!
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