Wednesday, September 3, 2008

APPLE BREAD

2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 apple
1 pkg active dry yeast
3/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg
1/4 cup shortening
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Melt butter in pan. Mix 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over butter. Cut apple into thin slices and arrange in rows on sugar mixture. Sprinkle a few raisins over apples if you want. Stir together with spoon in a large bowl yeast and warm water. Add 1/4 cup sugar, salt and 1 cup flour. Beat 2 minutes or until batter drops from spoon in sheets. Add egg, shortening and rest of flour and beat until smooth. Drop batter by small spoonfuls over apples in pan. Cover pan and let rise in a warm place until double, 50 to 60 minutes. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until brown. Immediately remove cake from pan by turning upside down onto serving plate. Use a 9x9x2-in pan.

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