October 5, 2005

Apple Cardamom Bread

Sour Cream Apple Cardamom Quick Bread

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
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

I was looking for a great recipe using cardamom. Thanks. I will give this a shot!

Posted by: Sarah Lou at October 6, 2005 9:40 PM

This cake is delicious, though it's definitely more a cardamom bread than an apple bread. Not that this is a problem, but it was a bit of a surprise during that first bite.

Posted by: Michael at October 10, 2005 9:50 PM
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