What kinds of ingredients do you normally use when making things like this apple bread? Do you prefer organic? I try to sue organically sourced products when I can, but sometimes, that isn’t always possible. I find that if you soak your apples in a sink full of cider vinegar, lemon juice, and water the pesticides will clean right off. It’s better than just rinsing them or wiping with a paper towel. Check out what my pals over at Just A Pinch had to say about organic ingredients:
” I only buy organic milk because it lasts so much longer. While I think organic is groovy and all that, under normal circumstances I’m not up for paying double for an ingredient. I say this just so you don’t feel like you need to get a special milk for this. Get what you can afford and don’t feel bad. Notice my generic self-rising flour and generic vegetable oil. Please don’t ever let anyone make you feel like a bad person or parent for buying what you can afford to buy. Budgets are tight and we do the best we can – and I think you’re doing a pretty darn good job!”
I’m with them! I do enjoy using organic ingredients when I can find/afford them. However, don’t feel like you have to break the bank over buying these ingredients. Organic, unfortunately, is much more expensive than non-organic products. Like I said, I use them when the budget allows.
2 c sifted Gold Medal flour
1/4 c Domino sugar
3 tsp Clabber Girl baking powder
1 tsp Morton salt
1/2 tsp Arm & Hammer soda
1/2 tsp McCormick cinnamon
1 1/2 c Apple Bay, pink applesauce (i am sure any pink applesauce will do)
2 Tbsp melted Crisco shortening
1/2 c Fisher nuts (if desired)
Sift together the dry ingredients. Beat into 1 1/2 cups pink applesauce. Add to dry ingredients with 2 tbsp melted shortening. Nuts may be added.
Bake in a greased and floured loaf pan at 350 degrees for 40 – 45 minutes or till done. Check it at about 35 minutes.
Made this bread today and couldn’t find pink applesauce in store but used 4 drops of pink coloring.