This past week, some new neighbors moved in next door. I thought I'd be all neighborly and make them something nice to welcome them to the neighborhood.
Have you ever had great intentions that didn't turn out so great? You know, like baking these amazing Apple Butterscotch Mini Loaves with the intention of bringing the new neighbors at least 2 of the 4 loaves. I mean, it's only right that you try at least one loaf to make sure that it is, in fact, cooked and tastes great. You don't want to bring your new neighbors uncooked food.
When you take the loaves out of the oven, you notice that one of the loaves is just not pretty enough to take. It has a huge crack down the middle like a pound cake does when it bakes. (Oh, pound cake. That reminds me, I have to post my outstanding marble pound cake recipe for you one day. Delish!!….but back to the being neighborly thing…) Ok, so that particular loaf isn't going next door. That will be the tasting loaf.
So, you start taking the loaves out of the pan. One breaks. That leaves the 2 loaves for the neighbors.
You get sidetracked doing motherly housewife things, and your husband comes home and notices that you baked. He decides to try a piece…of one of the 2 good loaves. You see where I'm going with this?
You now have one good loaf. You can't take one loaf. It's tiny, and there may be like 20 people living there. You'll just have to eat it. I mean, it's only right. You don't, after all, want your neighbors to think bad of you.
So here's the recipe. Enjoy it yourself or take it to your neighbors….
Apple Butterscotch Mini Loaves
1 1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
4 medium apples, peeled and chopped
5 oz. butterscotch morsels
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 4 mini loaf pans.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla until well combined. Mix in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Fold in apples. Pour into mini loaf pans. Sprinkle each loaf with butterscotch chips and press down slightly. Bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely before slicing.
Nutrition info: YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW (Trust me, it's better this way!)
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