The nicest thing happened this week.
Someone wrote me a letter. It was from a man. Who lives in Turkey. He wrote to say he had made a recipe that I created. He found it online, and decided to give it a try. He made it for friends who were coming for tea. He suggested adding grated nutmeg and powdered ginger because that's what he did and he liked it. He called the recipe lovely. And he thanked me. And that, my friends, is what this whole thing is about.
Not the thanks. That doesn't matter much at all. It's about the making-people-happy-with-food thing. Coming together with like minded folks over a recipe. If Nigel lived closer, I'd be tempted to invite him for dinner.
Apple Dried Cranberry Loaf
- 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3/4 cups brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/4 cup olive or canola oil
- 1/4 cup yogurt (plain or vanilla)
- 1 cup diced apples
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Whisk together the egg and egg white and set aside.
Add the remaining ingredients to one large mixing bowl. Add the beaten eggs and combine all of the ingredients well. Be careful not to over mix.
Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a knife inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean.