Apple season is here, and what better way to embrace the crisp flavors than by baking some mouthwatering apple bread? These easy-to-follow apple bread recipes will fill your kitchen with the warm aroma of cinnamon, cloves, and apples.
Apple Breakfast Bread
Start your day on a sweet note with this Apple Breakfast Bread. For this amazing delicacy, start by mixing 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup sugar in a bowl till they’re creamy, and then beat in 2 eggs.
In a different bowl, sift together 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, a dash of salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon cloves. Add pre-blended butter, sugar, and egg mix to your dry-sifted ingredients.
Fold in 2 apples (sliced or shredded) to the mixture and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for an hour. Resist the temptation — let the bread cool for 15 minutes before indulging in a slice… or five!
Cranapana Bread is a delightful combination of berries and fruits that just screams festivities in every bite. And if you haven’t quite worked out what the name means, it’s a mouthful of a combination — cranberries, apple, and banana!
For this delightful dish, in a bowl mix 2.5 cups flour, 1 cup white sugar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 3/4 cups milk, and 2 eggs (beaten) until well combined. Next, stir in your 1 cup chopped cranberries, 1 mushed banana, and 1 apple (peeled and cored) until they’re all well combined with the batter.
Then pour the mixture into a prepared pan. Bake for an hour at 350°F until a toothpick comes out clean, and then enjoy!
Apple-Walnut Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread
This pull-apart bread layers fresh apples and toasted walnuts, infusing your home with the delightful aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg as it bakes.
Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F and brushing a fluted tube pan with 1 tablespoon of melted butter. In a bowl, combine white sugar, ground cinnamon, and freshly ground nutmeg. Mix 1/4 cup of this spiced sugar with minced apples, ensuring they are evenly coated.
Next, separate the cinnamon roll dough, cutting it into quarters and reserving the icing. Begin layering in the prepared pan. Start with 1/2 of the apple mixture and 1/2 of the toasted walnuts at the bottom. Roll 1/2 of the cinnamon roll quarters in the remaining spiced sugar and arrange them atop the apples and walnuts.
Drizzle 1/2 of the remaining melted butter over the dough. Repeat this process. Bake this for around 45 minutes. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then flip it onto a plate. Allow to cool for a further five minutes before generously coating it with the icing. Perfect!
Sundays were happy days for everyone because of the beloved comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. Even though the strip was discontinued in the mid-1990s, many still remember the lovely comical bits of the boy and his tiger. It was fun to read what they were up to in articles about all sorts of important things – it was a breath of fresh air! And one lucky man still gets to enjoy a small part of the antics today!
Fan Buys Calvin and Hobbes Strip
One very lucky fan of the comic strip gets to relive the memories over and over because of a recent purchase he made. The person remains unnamed, but recently he purchased a hand-colored Sunday strip that ran on May 24th, 1987. He paid the sizeable amount of $480,000 at a Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Signature sale.
Sold Comic Strip Broke the Record
A previous record for a sale of a Calvin and Hobbes strip was set in September, when a 1992 February strip was sold for $216,000. The recent purchase of the unnamed fan not only broke this record but tied it as the most valuable original newspaper strip ever sold at an auction.
Black and White Unpublished Strip
Lee Salem, the late editor of Bill Watterson’s creator of the Sunday strip, sold another one from his collection earlier for $120,000. Watterson drew the black-and-white illustration in 1988, but it was never published. The strip depicts the loving duo sitting back-to-back, reading a newspaper about some outrageous take of a woman marrying an Alien Elvis clone.
Calvin and Hobbes can easily be considered one of the most beloved Sunday strips that ever was, and as Charles Solon, an animation writer, said – no strip has been able to fill the space since its publishing was stopped. Many people remember the cute antics to this day, and those lucky enough to have purchased a memorable strip can relive the memories every day!