Saturday, January 18, 2014

Best nut loaf (a very old Better homes and gardens recipe) revised

I started cooking with a cook book my mother had received from her mother, a better homes and gardens cook book. There is no date on it but by the pictures I would say pre- 1950's. I remember her making this bread on special occasions. I revamped it and pulled the sugar out. It is in baking as I fill this out, so a picture will be added soon. Unhealthy version as it was written is under the directions.
Cook time: 1 Hr 30 Min  Prep time: 10 Min  Serves: 1 large loaf bread



BEAT TOGETHER
1 c milk (i used almond milk)
1/2 c unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp salt
1 large egg
4 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp oil or melted butter (I used butter)
THEN MIX IN
3 c flour (i used light spelt)
WHEN ALL IS MIXED WELL, FOLD IN
3/4 c chopped walnuts or pecans (i used pecans)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Spray and flour a large bread pan. Fold the dough into the pan and smooth out. Cook in the oven for 1 1/2 hours or until knife comes out clean.

Original unhealthy version as it was in the book
Omit the apple sauce and in its place put 1 cup sugar
increase milk from 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups
switch from spelt flour to regular flour.
take out the almond extract

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