Wednesday, October 22, 2008

whip it good!

(Le apple bread, by Gary Rith)

My mom makes pretty good apple bread, but I have improved her recipe greatly. For example, I add APPLES to my apple bread. I also cut a lot of corners so that it comes together quickly.

Preheat to 350, grease 2 loaf pans for medium loaves or one loaf pan for One gigantic loaf.

In large mixing bowl melt 7 tbs margerine---25 seconds
Add 2 eggs, whip it good with your spoon!
Add 2 cups apple sauce. whip it good with your spoon!
Add 1/2 cup sugar, stir like crazy.
Add 2 cups flour, 1 teas baking powder, 1/2 teas baking soda, a few shakes of cinnamon, stir like mad with your spoon!
Stir in either one enormous apple or 2 small apples plus at least 1/2 cup nuts.

Divide into the two pans and bake about 4045 minutes--until toothpick is clean, or if making one gigantic loaf, bake about 55-60 minutes.


In other important news, I dreamt that I came upon the scene of a murder in the woods and found the murder weapon, an axe!!! :::brrrr::: horrible.
Prior to that I had seen the little hamster, who backed out of the corner, under the shavings and looked at me. We aren't close, but we are there for each other.


Anonymous said...

Gary~Yummo is right.Looks good.Hey did you get snow last nigh,or is that an old pic?It sure was freezing down here.No snow though.

Anonymous said...

that was night not nigh LOL.

Fortune Cookies said...

mmmmmmm! that looks/sounds sooo delish! I'll have to omit the nuts, of course, since they'll kill Wifester, but I'm sure it'll still be tre` bien!

Lis Garrett said...


Hey - I did a doubletake at your new header and then had to glance out my back door. No snow - whew!

You are a trickster!

Janet said...

"4045 minutes"? Damn, that's a long time!

Gordo said...

Mmmmm ... Apple bread ...

I have that same scarf, Gary. ;-)

Giggles said...

I'm not a fan of cooked apples in things, but this sound fabulous. I especially like that it seems to have less butter and sugar, but probably loads of flavor with the apples and apple sauce!! I know a good recipe when I see it!! I may even try it with different fruits....thank you for sharing!

Hugs Giggles

Hilary said...

Clue: Mr. Hamster. In the woods. With an axe.

The apple loaf sounds and looks yummy!

Wep said...

Looks SOOO yummy!!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

The pic on the header is January, 2007. It is a bit of a trick! Our back yard in winter with the river and the ducks is very pretty, snow or no snow.
It was snowing for about a half hour while we walked the dogs at 7---the worst: sloppy wet flakes and rain and wind. Really cold and wet.

tt said...

Ummmm..4045 minutes and it's not even burnt! Wow.....who knew! lol

When I saw yr new pic at the top, I thought..."Holy sugarbabies!!!" ...already??!!
Glad to read it's from a while back..
I've got to make that bread! I'm growling now.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

"Prior to that I had seen the little hamster, who backed out of the corner, under the shavings and looked at me. We aren't close, but we are there for each other."

That might be the best line you've ever written, maybe even the best line I've ever read.

And? Now? I'm hungry for apple bread. Sure, my husband is all "I'm so hawt." and "I speak French." and "I bring my wife coffee." But Can He Bake? NOOOOOOO!

Farmer*swife said...

This will be great! I bet the kids would eat it hot for breakfast in the morning! And, we have a cold [cool] front coming in!

Oh Happy Day!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

best line? thanks Cheri, but I think it would read better with one more comma, now that I look at it again!
BAKE away everybody! And I have been told that men who cook are HAWT. I am therefore HAWT every dang day....

Anonymous said...

Hilary's comment:
"Clue: Mr. Hamster. In the woods. With an axe."


Gary, you tricked us. Here I was thinking you actually had SNOW. If I'd recalled your forecast correctly, I would have known it was a trick.
Now I've been called out on my love of snow. Rats. (Or is it Hamsters??)

Anonymous said...

Note to self: must try this recipe

I have the perfect hand-made wooden spoon to whip it good. ;)

Lynda said...

You should SO have a cookbook!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...


Maggie said...

look at all those comments!

I seem to be finding all kinds of yummy recipes today. This is going to be great with the homemade applesauce...I can't wait to make it!

fiwa said...

I refuse to believe that is snow from today in your header! I refuse! LALALALALALAL... I can't hear you!

But that apple bread - oh my god. I can't wait to try that with some honeycrip apples! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe and not being a blog tease with just pictures. I might have had to come to New York and hunt you down and HUG you or something. ;)

Rob said...

Hey Gary,

Great recipe... Werner and I are having guests over for brunch on Sunday and I'm thinking your apple bread might be a nice accompaniment to the main meal! We'll see how motivated I am to make it :-) Thanks for being such a gracious host on Sunday. We really enjoyed checking out your sweet pad and playing with Penny & Buster! We’ll have to have you guys over some time to meet Seamus and Roxy.


P.S. I like your music video selection—no Kate Bush, though… What gives?

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

OH! Kate Bush, yes indeedy....wonder if she is cousin to......

kate et jim said...


I almost jumped out of my chair, Gary! I used to have two bowls exactly like that! One was more shallow and larger (like a pasta bowl) and the other one was just like yours!


Did you make that bowl???
Can you make more???

Farmer*swife said...

I missed the murder and hamster part...gasp! Maybe you should take Benadryl? Then you can dream in full color!! With glass stairs, pulsing color lights, and everything!!!!

Makin' the bread in the early mornin!!!!! YAY!