Thursday, November 20, 2014

Apple-cheddar-thyme quick bread


I'll be starting all my posts off now with the bad photo apology as I'm still dealing with camera issues.... But, I couldn't let the opportunity to post this bread recipe during apple season slip by - this quick bread is too delicious to not share. It's like a slice of autumn. I've been making it to serve along side of soups like cream of cauliflower and split pea now that it is getting cold here. This bread has a lovely sweet and savory flavor combination with pretty flecks of apple and thyme throughout the loaf and in each slice. It creates a wonderful fall aroma in your home while it bakes. My ten-year old cousin and my mom loved it when we had them over for dinner recently. I think it would be a great Thanksgiving dinner bread as the flavors compliment turkey and fall vegetables very nicely. 

I adapted this recipe from this one over at Gimme Some Oven. This recipe will make one 9" loaf of quick bread. 

Apple-cheddar-thyme quick bread
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 cup whole milk
1 cup lightly packed unpeeled grated apple (preferably a sweet variety)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2-1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly butter the loaf pan.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. 

Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs and milk. Use a wooden spoon to mix in the flour mixture until almost combined and then stir in the apple, cheddar, and thyme until just combined.

Spread the batter into the loaf pan in an even layer. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until it is lightly golden and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let the bread cool before slicing, but the bread is best served still slightly warm.


What was I cooking one year ago?: pumpkin gingerbread cookies
Two years ago?: smoked paprika & maple glazed delicata squash
Three?: ginger-clementine cranberry sauce
4?: Tex-Mex turkey-stuffed baked winter squash

18 comments:

  1. I love how this has elements of sweet and savory in it!

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  2. This bread sounds so good! Just love the moist apples and cheese together. Lately we have been having a string of the worst light days in HK with heavy haze so difficult to get good shots. Hopefully it will pass soon.

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  3. Lovely bread! I like all the ingredients in it!

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  4. Ooh, this sounds just lovely! What a great combination of flavors. I'd love this with a big bowl of chili. Yum!

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  5. This sounds great. What could be better than mixing apples and cheddar together? Oh wait, adding thyme! I have to try this one.

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  6. Another bingo. Breads are high on my radar list right now, because they make great gifts. Apples and cheddar are classic. I love thyme. It's an herb I grow.

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  7. Mmmm. I love quick breads and this one looks perfect for fall. Also soup + freshly baked bread in the winter is my FAVORITE THING EVER. making this for sure. :)

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  8. This looks great, would be nice to take to work I think.

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  9. Apples and cheddar make such a great combination and I find the smell of fresh herbs in baked goods to be so intoxicating this time of year.

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  10. I love this hearty and flavoursome quick bread. Perfect to serve with a bowl of hot creamy potato soup.

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  11. apple and cheddar in a bread sounds delicious.

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  12. love all the flavors in this bread! :)

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  13. Apple and cheddar, sounds and looks delicious in this quick brea Amy...
    Have a great weekend :)

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  14. Hi Amy, yum! apple, cheese and thyme, love these flavors!

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  15. This bread looks delicious, Amy! It sounds perfect with soup!

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  16. oo sweet, savory, herbal, this checks all the boxes! and it definitely looks like something my kid would eat, which is a huge plus :) i can't wait to try it.

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  17. Dear Amy, what a delightful recipe - the ingredients sound very harmonious - the combination of sweet apple, cheddar and thyme sounds so comforting and delicious - there is no such thing as having too many quick bread recipes, especially at this time of year. So delicious with a bowl of soup, a seasonal salad or slathered with some really good butter!
    I shall take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!
    Andrea

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  18. savory quick breads are so fun! i love all the yummy fall flavors in this one :)

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