03 February, 2011

Apple Prune Bread


Which three foods would you like to have with you if you were stranded on a desert island? I was thinking about that today at lunchtime, as I was baking yet another variety of an apple bread. Anyway, two things came immediately to my mind: apples and red wine. Several hours later, I still haven't decided on a third one. I've got bread and cheese on my mind, but none of them is fully convincing.
I think, there is no other fruit, vegetable, food, dish, beverage that I know I will enjoy as much as apples and red wine until the end of my days, on a daily basis.
Therefore, another apple bread. I have been infatuated with prunes lately. A combination of both in a loaf cake had to be inevitable. The result is inevitably gorgeous: fruity apples together with tangy prunes and crunchy walnuts and a hint of cinnamon just have to be a no-brainer. Good ingredients, great flavor, good for you. Bon Appetit!
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APPLE PRUNE BREAD

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup prunes, pitted and chopped

2 egg whites
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup palm sugar

1 cup grated apple (ca. 2 medium apples)

Yields 1 loaf
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Preheat oven to 175C/350F. Grease loaf tin or line with  parchment paper.

In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir in chopped prunes and walnuts. Set aside.
In a smaller bowl, beat egg whites, Stir in olive oil and palm sugar until well combined. Fold in grated apple. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
Transfer batter to prepared loaf tin. Bake for 45-50 minutes, until cake tester comes out clean.
Let cool completely on wire racks.

4 comments:

  1. Bread, cheese and red wine for me on the desert island. I would be hoping that there would be some fruit I could pick to keep me healthy! Apple in baking reminds me of my favourite Aunt and happy days. I really like this recipe.

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  2. Cheese would definitely be my number 1 item on the the list, nuts would be nice too and fresh fruit like Sally said. The apple prune bread looks absolutely delicious, I'll try making it with sifted spelt flour. Do you think that would work? Thank you for the recipe Anja.

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  3. Can you substitute regular sugar for palm sugar?

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  4. This bread is AMAZING! Thank you for sharing. I'm making my second loaf tonight!

    P.S. I chose to chop the apples instead of grating them and it turned out great!

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