Sour Cream Apple Cardamom Quick Bread
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups grated apples (I used Cortland)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour loaf pans and reserve.
In a mixer, cream together the butter, oil and sugars. Add the eggs, vanilla and sour cream. Sift together the cardamom, salt, baking powder, baking soda and flour. Mix into the creamed ingredients, a little at a time, until incorporated, taking care not to overmix. Stir in the walnuts and apple. Divide batter between the prepared pans.
Bake for approximately 60 to 65 minutes, or until a toothpick poked in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes, then remove to a rack and turn right-side-up to cool completely.
Makes two 9 by 5 inch loaves. (Or four smaller loaves if you own the same Nordicware pan that I have.)
Notes: This comes out very moist (the sour cream) and tastes rather more of cardamom than apples. I find it goes very well with a piece of quality cheddar on the side. A yummy way to continue to use up my supplies from the orchard.Posted by Jennifer at October 5, 2005 8:43 AM | TrackBack