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:
Awesome Country Apple Fritter Bread
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.
Mmmm… I love apple fritters!
Really? Those are stupid hours for the donut shop to be open! We don’t have a donut shop around here… There are very few in this country, and they don’t make the variety of donuts you’re used to, anyway… But we have two alternatives.
There’s a really nice bakery up the road, which is open from 8:00am until 5:00pm. They have a decent selection of donuts there, including something they call an “apple puff” which is a sort of crispy donut filled with stewed apple and whipped cream. Going in the morning is your best chance of getting what you want, since they only make a certain amount of each thing every day, but they’ve usually got something available in the afternoon too. They’re open every day except Sunday… Only a few places are open on Sundays in this country, and those are mainly the big supermarkets and general stores (though not exclusively… Those are just the kinds of stores most likely to be open on Sundays, if that makes sense).
There’s also a smaller “bakery” right by our building, which is more of a tea room than a bakery, since they specialize in doing cakes and tea, where as the other bakery has a bigger variety. This one’s hours are weird though, since they only seem to be open some days, and then only something like from 11:00am until about 3:00pm. They do the most amazing blueberry cream cake though, and the slices are quite large.
By the way… Yes, I’m enjoying the series… I like reading about new recipes… Even if I don’t try many of them.
Deanna Piercy says
We don’t really even have much in the way of bakeries here. I’m feeling a bit deprived. Ha! I wish we could return to the days when most stores close on Sundays. Life is so busy that a day off each week would be nice.
I’m glad you are enjoying the recipe series. I think the next one will be a selection of recipes chosen by David but after that I may do vegetarian recipes. 🙂
Ha! There’s us over here excited because some stores are open on Sundays now, and you’re wishing some of yours weren’t? Too funny! Most of our stores are closed by 6:00pm too, though some (the kinds that are generally open on a Sunday) stay open a bit later… Some of the bigger grocery stores recently became 24 hour stores, for example.
Anyway… Awesome about the recipes! Don’t forget, help yourself to any on my website! 🙂
Deanna Piercy says
Oh, I do remember being glad when things started staying open. But at my ripe old age I see some advantages in slowing things down a bit. 😉
Thank you for the recipe offer – I do plan to try some and share them. I really need to go back to the ones you did for me back on Dee’s Kitchen, reformat and add some photos. Then I can share those again, too.