Tuesday, September 28, 2010

YUMMY post and a GIVEAWAY!

I have been baking now that the weather is cooler... it's always nice to bake something as we tend to crave for comfort food. I love the smell from the oven! Since I have to do a project for Digital Doodles and used combined digital images from different set. I chose this cute Home Sweet Home set and this Thankful  set. I decided to print them both on the same card stock. I re-sized  the house images smaller and then added the sentiment. I made my own pattern paper,  so to speak.  But first I want to share my home made Apple Loaf with you. It's super easy to make and great for snack or breakfast....or anything in between! Here is a collage on the process of the quick-bread making...does it look enticing to you?
So as promised, I will share the Apple Loaf Recipes right here!
Wet ingredients
Butter/margarine                                1/2 cup (you can use 1/4 plain yogurt and 1/4 margarine as substitues)
Granulated sugar                                1 cup (or less...I watch my sugar intake)
Eggs                                                    2
Vanilla                                               1 tsp
Shredded, unpeeled apple (packed)  1 cup     
Dry ingredients
All purpose flour                                1 cup ( mix in whole wheat will work,too)
Baking powder                                  1 tsp
Baking Soda                                      1/2 tsp
Chopped walnut                                 1/2 cup (optional)
Prepare the wet and dry ingredients separately and mix the dry into the wet ingredients. Mix the batter and stir until moistened. Grease 9x5x3 inch load pan. Bake in 350 F (180 C) over for 45-50 min. Let stand for 10 min. Then remove from pan. Place to cool. Enjoy!
Here are my finished project! I made my own "loaf topping" decorations. All you need is some distress inks, some paper for masking. I used the border punch and Japanse tape to finished off the trims.
The Apple Loaf was wrapped in waxed paper. Add some brightly colored flower and raffia....you get this!
It's easy to make two ( just  doubled the recipe). One sheet of my own pattern paper is perfect for two!

 Hope you try this simple Apple Loaf recipe and top it off with your very own gift wraps! YUM! Don't forget to enter my little givaway (see here)! AND you've got check out the DT work at Digital Doodles (see here). If you like Kathy Martin's digies, just comment in her blog and you may just win one FREE set of digie of your choice! Trust me, you'll be inspired as it is SPOOK-tacular!

22 comments:

Cheryl Nelson said...

Yum, YUM, SUPER YUM!! LOVE your project!

Barb said...

You are always such an inspiration! Love the wrap you made for the loaves of bread! And it looks so yummy! Wonderful post tonight, V!

donna mikasa said...

...I have Internet once more! Love your "bread wraps"! So clever, Virginia! The colors, the design, and I love how you tied it with raffia! Thanks for the recipe, too! Yummmmmm....

Simone said...

Yum Yum Yum!! Thanks for sharing the recipe Virginia - the loaves look soo yummy! Love your bread wraps - they are gorgeous! Beautiful colours and love the way you used raffia! :)

Dawn said...

What a great idea to wrap the bread with your own patterned paper. It turned out awesome looking and the bread sound wonderful... I can almost smell the wonderful baking here!!!! Can't wait to try out the recipe

Isha said...

This is one of the most yummy creativeness I have seen Virginia. Yummy Loaf(thnx for the recepie) wraPped in even yummier wrapper. TFS.

Linda said...

naaaaaaaaawwww. that is so cute!! I'll have to try this recipe asap! I make a banana loaf that Isabella & Matt both devour! I'm sure they'll love this--but I wont be showing them your gorgeous wrapping, because then they'll expect me to make theirs look just as beautiful! lol

Nat said...

Hi Virginia, these Apple loaf's look so yummy and I love how you wrapped them!! This would make such a lovely thinking of your treat!! I will have to try your recipe. Thank you so much for inviting me down to Waterloo. I would love love love to stop by for a visit and meet you. I am working quite a lot these days but If I can get some down time in the next few weeks I will be sure to let you know. Thank you so much!! Huge Hugs and Smiles :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Wow! What a great post Virginia!
Love your idea of wrapping the homemade goodie in such a fancy way!
You're so thoughtful!
Thank you ~

Heather Maria said...

I've just had lunch and would love a slice of your yummy looking apple loaf to go with my tea! Your packaging looks wonderful - brilliant gift! Thanks for the recipe Virginia, I'll be baking it very soon I'm sure!

Sarah said...

Wow! These look fabulous, Virginia! Love the wrapping and the loaves look delicious!

Nicky Hsu said...

Hi Virginia, Yum~~~. Thanks for a yummy recipe and I love how you wrap it. A great haliday gift idea.

Audrey Pettit said...

These look SO delicious and so beautiful, Virginia! I love the collage paper you created with the Doodles. Such a great way to make some patterned paper, and I love how you could change the colors out for different occasions. And Yum-O on the recipe. I am definitely going to give that a try!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a clever way to use those houses!!! (Check out my recent post for another fun house card with Kathy's great image). Yummy bread.

Kathy Martin said...

Bravo on a beautifully designed project and yummy presentation! This is fantastic V! I'm going to have to give your recipe a try! ;) Love your bread wrappers, the design and the colors! Perfection! :)

Stamping Cafe said...

Thanks for sharing the yummy recipe, Virginia!! Love your beautiful project, the colors and the design are just perfect! You ROCK, girl!!

Trinh said...

Ooh your recipe looks so yummy! I'm going to give it a try this weekend. And I love the design of your wrappers; so pretty!

Karen from MI said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOUR BEAUTIFUL BLOG, Virginia! I know that this "baby" has brought you SO MANY SMILES! You've kept everyone inspired and coming back for more for an ENTIRE YEAR!! You're amazing! Love that you have a wide variety on your blog, especially your RECIPES! Can't wait to try this one out in my NEW KITCHEN! LOVE your SWEET PROJECTS, Virginia. They are ADORABLE and will make the PERFECT GIFTS! Anyway, just wanted to drop in and say, "HI" and that I'm thinking about YOU on your BIG DAY! Love, Karen xoxoxoo

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

These look GREAT Virginia! Love the wrapping you've created and the raffia. The recipe looks delicious too! I know what you mean about comfort food. I just made banana bread the other day.

Marilyn said...

I truly love your food segments, Virginia! I have also tried out some of them,and they are so delish, and wonderful. You are a very talented, and lovely, lady. What a great gift idea, and you decorated the bread loaves so beautifully! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Marilyn

Alice Wertz said...

awww.... i am drooling..... will have to get some apple and try this this weekend!!! it looks so yummy and easy to make!! thanks for the recipe, Virginia!!! =) beautiful wrap, too! i may have to use this idea!! =)

Alice Wertz said...

why do you leave the apple unpeeled? is there any reason for that? and how you shred it? in food processor? thanks! we are going to try this for sure!! =)