Finally got this bread baked, Friday Nov.9. For me I like this bread but next time maybe add a little thin spread of apple butter on each slice. The bread is not too sweet, so for those who enjoy less sugar, this bread is for you! The family did enjoy it, yeah! Another recipe to make again sometime. It is a good autumn bread. Again this is not one recipe I remember my mom making up, maybe after I left the household to be on my own.
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup C and H dark brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs, unbeaten
1 cup grated raw apple ( about 2)
1/4 cup buttermilk or sour milk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Sift together first seven ingredients; set aside. In mixing bowl combine shortening, sugar, and eggs; beat well. Stir in apple and about half of sifted dry ingredients. Add buttermilk and blend. Add rest of flour mixture and stir just until well mixed. Blend in nuts. Pour into greased 9x5x3" pan and bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes, or until done when tested. Cool on rack. This bread slices best after cooling for several hours or overnight.