Since our CSA box comes from our local orchard, we can be assured of having apples in the box each week. But each time they are different varieties. Luckily, we got some nice, tart Granny Smiths…
So I could make this bread.
I have to say that the final bread was not what I had expected. I guess the flavors melded together because I couldn’t distinguish the flavors of the apples or cheese, or even the nuts, which really surprised me. But what I did get, was a very moist, satisfying bread with a nice crust that went great with my daughter’s pumpkin butter.
Autumn Apple and Cheese Bread
by Jim Coleman
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and grated
4 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded
1/2 cup chopped walnutsTo prepare this recipe:
Preheat the oven to 350°. Lightly grease a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the honey and eggs.
In a separate bowl, sift together the whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and blend until just combined.
Fold in the apple, cheese and walnuts.
Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.
Place the pan in the oven and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Turn the loaf out onto a wire rack and let cool completely.
Makes 1 loaf.