I like donuts. I mean, I really, really like donuts. Or croissants. Or apple fritters. Sadly, for some reason totally beyond my comprehension, the donut shops in our town have the weirdest hours. They are open 11:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. That’s right. You have to be out in the middle of the night if you want a donut. Or Sunday morning, when they open from 7 a.m. to noon, but we’re lucky to make it to church in time as it is.
So I was pretty excited to try this Apple Fritter Bread recipe I found on Pinterest.
This afternoon I pulled out the ingredients which are pretty basic:
- brown sugar
- baking powder
- vanilla (that’s what’s in the rum bottle – I make my own)
It’s not difficult to make but it does require several bowls, measuring cups, measuring spoons, knife, and mixer.
The recipe says to bake it for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Well, I started checking at 50 minutes. And at 5 minute intervals until it had been baking for an additional 25 minutes. As you can see in this next photo, it was getting a bit crispy around the edges. I called it quits at that point but it was still slightly underdone in the center.
After letting it cool I cut a slice and drizzled with the cream icing:
So how does it taste? It’s pretty tasty and does remind me of an apple fritter. If I were to make it again I would try putting it in muffin cups instead of baking in loaf pan. It’s just too dense to cook all the way through in a reasonable amount of time.
If you really enjoy the baking process this might be worth it but I’m more of a cook than a baker. I thought it was pretty time-consuming and left me with a sink full of dishes.
On the other hand, I have to admit I’m looking forward to having a piece of this tonight with our evening cups of tea. We are watching the mini-series, “Edward and Mrs. Simpson“. It’s not Downton Abbey by a long shot but at least it’s British. 🙂
If this recipe sounds like something you’d like to try, here is the link:
That just leaves me with one more recipe to try from this original list:
I hope you are finding this little series interesting. I love the fact it forced me to start trying some of the recipes I’ve been pinning. I have another similar series coming soon so keep an eye out for it.