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!
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)
Vanilla 1 tsp
Shredded, unpeeled apple (packed) 1 cup
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!