EQAO by lL4X730


									Apple Bread

Pella is a community in central Iowa whose cooks have a reputation for excellent
Dutch cooking. Their recipes are prized all over the state. Prep: 25 min. Baking 1

2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. Sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp. Butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup buttermilk or sour milk*
2 tsp. baking powder
2 eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
2 cups shredded peeled apple (about 4 medium)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

For topping, in a medium bowl, stir together the 2 tablespoons flour, the 2
tablespoons sugar, and the cinnamon. Cut in the 2 tablespoons butter until crumbly;
set aside. In a large bowl, beat the 1/2 cup butter with an electric mixer on
medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in the 1 cup sugar until combined. Add
the buttermilk or sour milk and baking powder; beat until combined. Add the eggs
and vanilla; beat until combined. Add the flour and salt; beat until combined. Stir in
the apple and nuts.

Spoon batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with topping.
Bake in a 350° oven for 60 to 65 minutes or until a wooden toothpick<br>inserted
near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove
from pan. Cool on wire rack. Wrap in foil or plastic wrap; store overnight before
slicing. Makes 16 servings.

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