Friday, March 25, 2011

Almost 30% Wholemeal Apple Bread

I'm hooked onto Pink Martini's songs these days.
And my blog songs will be Pink Martini's for a long long time..I guess...
Their inspiration was drawn from music from all over the world, 
crossing genres of classical, jazz and old fashioned pop.
If you love jazz, you will definitely love their soothing vocals and music. Fantastic!  
one song of their lyrics in "Splendor in the Grass" goes like this...

"Life is moving oh so fast
I think we should take it slow
rest our heads upon the grass
and listen to it grow"

Isn't it so true?
we should slow down our pace at times and admire the wonderful stuffs around us =)

After listening to them, I feel like baking so much!
But knowing that I gotta go out soon,
I goggled around for recipes and found one which doesn't need much time

My apple bread  =)
I modified the recipe as I've ran out of all purpose flour...
and the mixture was really dry after mixing wet and dry ingredients together, 
so I added freshly squeezed orange juice!
Luckily it turned out fine!

Surprisingly it's a soft and moist bread, more like an apple cake =D
and it's the still the same even on the next day.. 

look at the apple chunks..
it gives a slight crunchy bite...
Next time I will add more apple and reduce the orange juice.

 The crust of the bread is a little bit crispy when it's served warm...
nothing beats freshly baked goods! Am I right?

I'm submitting this to Jess from Bakericious again!
For the Aspiring Bakers #5 (Fruity March)! third time..!


 Apple Bread

(A) Dry Ingredients
120 All Purpose Flour
65g Wholemeal Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Salt

(B) Wet Ingredients
60g Vegetable Oil
1 Egg, Beaten
5 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 Freshly Squeezed Juice of Medium Sized Orange (approximately 60ml)
1 Large Apple Skinned, Cored, Coarsely Chopped
20g Raisins/Sultanas (Soaked in water for 10 minutes and roughly cut with scissors)

1. Combine (A) dry ingredients together in a large bowl, mix well.
2. Combine (B) wet ingredients in another bowl and mix well.
3. Pour (B) wet ingredients into (B) dry ingredients and mix till just well. Do not overmix.
4. Pour mixture into lined baking pan and bake in preheated oven of 180 degrees for 30 minutes.
5. Remove from oven and let it sit in pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to cooling rack.
Let it cool completely before storing.



  1. This bread look very nice and healthy to me. What a great recipe.

  2. Healthy and Wholesome recipe! looks so yummy~

  3. looks really healthy and delicious!

  4. I should try baking with whole wheat flour too, seems to be much healthier...:)

  5. Hi Zoe, Jess, Jean and CG..HEHEHEHE..yeah please try this recipe! =)
    I think it's a bit healthier..