Sunday, September 23, 2012


apple spice bread collage
Apple Squeeze Weekend ... and annual affair in Lenox celebrating community with music, craft booths, hay rides, face painting, and all that is APPLES ...
  • apple pie
  • apple butter
  • apple cider
  • carmel apples
  • cider donuts
  • and the much anticipated bags of Honey Crisp Apples - a treat beyond all imagination that says "It's Fall" like no other
RECIPE NUMBER ONE: I'm always on the search for gluten free recipes - somthing that tastes good, works for a quick on-the-go breakfast, and satisfies Mike's tastes for sweet. Nicole Hunn of Gluten Free on a Shoestring came to my rescue this last week with a wonderful recipe for CHUNKY APPLE MUFFINS. The verdict: yup, he likes them. This is a recipe that will become a definite Fall staple in the book of recpes.
Just click on the image to be linked to her site for the recipe.
chunky apple muffins
RECIPE NUMBER TWO: This next recipe has been a favorite for several years ... unfortunately, not gluten free but it is bread machine friendly. When we lived in Oregon I taught a "Dinner Quilt" class on Friday nights. The gals would pack APPLE SPICE BREADtheir car up with everything they needed for class that night before they went to work Friday morning and come straight to the quilt shop right after work for some wonderful "girl time" while quilting and being treated to a wonderful dinner. I fixed dinner, designed the pattern, and taught the class. It was time for them to be treated and pampered like the wonderful strong creative women we all are.
A Fall favorite in the dinner class line-up was PUMPKIN SOUP & APPLE SPPICE BREAD. Today we have the recipe for the Apple Spice Bread which can be made in a bread machine, and you can find the pattern for the quilt HERE. It is available as a regular pattern to be shipped (wholesale inquiries welcome) and is also available as an electronic download pattern ... an e-pattern. MQS 123E PUMPKIN SOUP

(For a 2-pound loaf)
1 ½ cups water
3 tablespoons butter
4 cups flour
½ cup cut-up dried apple
3 tablespoons dry milk
3 tablespoons sugar
1 ½ tablespoons salt
3 teaspoons apple pie spice
1 ½ teaspoons bread machine yeast
Add ingredients as directed for your bread machine.
Use the Basic/White cycle with a medium crust setting.
Remove baked bread from the pan and cool on wire rack when finished.
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