Thursday, October 23, 2008

Stribling Apple Bread

About 20 years ago (am I right, Dad?), my parents created the family tradition of going to Stribling Orchard in Markham, Virginia to pick apples in the fall. Jeremy and I have continued that tradition in our little family--wherever we move, we always find an apple orchard to explore in October... Well, this month my brother Dave brought some of his friends from L.A. to give them the East Coast (a.k.a. Midaxlantic) fall experience, and of course at the top of his list of "things to do" was to go to Stribling. They kindly let us tag along, and we had a great time together. So here, in honor of all our Stribling memories...

Stribling Apple Bread (or muffins)
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1 Tbsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 cups apples, peeled and chopped

Preheat oven to 350. Cream sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla. Sift flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add dry mix to wet mix, along with apples. Mix until well-blended; note that batter will be quite thick. Grease and flour loaf pan (or muffin tins); cook loaf for 1 hour, or muffins about 20 minutes.


Laura said...

I loved these as muffins!! I am making some tonight with the apples I got today. Thanks for sharing!

Mormhand said...

karezy, we first went to stribling in either 1982 or 83. we have a picture of annie in a backpack on uncle CT's back, taken in late Oct 83. Dont know if we went the year before or not. Thanks for keeping a good thing going,

love Dad

Karen said...

OK, I stand corrected--25 years!!!!! Thanks, Pop :o)