Tomorrow I am bringing food in to my daughter's school for the Teacher's Dinner the PTO provides. I decided to bring a salad since last week I had blogged about greens and salads. I'm going to stop and get the ingredients at the last minute so it's fresh. I have a bottle of Ranch Dressing and a bag of Caesar Croutons purchased this weekend. I have apple bread in the oven tonight. This is the recipe I used:
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
3- 3 1/2 cups diced apples *see note
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
Mix together the oil, eggs, sugar and vanilla til combined in a medium sized bowl.
In a large bowl sift the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add the apples and mix in with the flour. Next add the wet ingredients, stirring with a large spoon until combined. Divide between two loaf pans that have been sprayed well with cooking spray or buttered. Place the pans on a cookie sheet and bake on the middle rack at 325 degrees F. for 1 1/2 hours. Cool, and slice.
Notes: I bought a bag of marked down assorted apples at the store, peeled and diced enough for 3 cups, but it was a little over, so I threw those in too. I also sprinkled brown sugar on the top of each loaf before baking. My oven runs hot and I lowered the temperature to 300 degrees F.
I like to cool and slice my bread before bringing it to potlucks or dinners such as this one at school. It's easier for people to put on their plates, plus it allows me to control the number of slices so everyone shares nicely:)
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