Saturday, September 19, 2009

~Apple Prayer Bread~

Greetings and Holykisses!

Come on into my kitchen and set a while! Maybe a slice of apple prayer bread, fresh out of thee oven will warm your weary soul! Let me explain: I learned a few years ago, from my niece Jamie that when making something home-baked for someone to put your prayers inside!!
And that's exactly what I do when I bake/cook for others now.

This recipe is for one loaf of bread, so I quadrupled it, so I'd have one loaf for my family, and three others for prayer-gifts. Sweet Charlene asked for this recipe, "with" pictures, so here you go Charlene, and everyone else who wants to give it a try!

I have 4 vintage pans that I love to use the most. They look like they've been used hard, but they make really good bread, and I think they came from a bakery. They're two pans that are attached. I found them I think at the salvation army, and they were quite a find! Since then,
I've seen them on Ebay and they go pretty high, so if you ever see them at a yard sale or something, grab em! I think you'll love em!
Apple Prayer Bread for 1 Loaf

While you add ingredients... pray a "blessing" for every person who eats this bread. Pray for their health, and all their needs. Get specific!! I pray as I add ingredients, and especially while I'm stirring and stirring!!!
1/2 cup of shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon soda in 2 Tablespoons milk

Mix all together and add 2 cups diced, raw apples. Pour into loaf pan and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar on top.
Bake for 1 hour at 325

This is what I do differently than most recipes. I always butter the bottoms of my pans really well. No spraying, ... I use margarine or butter. Then, I mix up extra cinnamon sugar and coat the bottoms and sides of the pans. ~You know how the tops of breads and muffins always tastes the best? Well, THIS way, you're ensuring the sides, and bottoms taste JUST as yummy! It's my favorite baking tip and it also makes the bread come out of the pan really easily too!
So after the bread dough is mixed up and put in the cinnamon sugared bottoms, I sprinkle it on the tops too. And off to thee oven they go for an hour. I always test with a toothpick in the center before I take them out.
Warm out of the oven.... can you smell them? Mmmmm...
Here's a piece just for you!! How about a cup of coffee to go along with it?
May you be blessed!!!!!!!!!!


Debbie said...

This bread looks absolutely yummy!!! Would love to sit a spell and chat with you while having a piece :-)

Denise said...

Yummy, yummy, in my tummy.

My ADHD Me said...

I was thinking how that looked so good I could almost smell it,,,and then you wrote "Can you smell it?"

Barb said...

Looks wonderful
Yes, I think i will have a piece, and could i have tea please?

blessings you sweetie.

Barbara jean

Joyfulsister said...

Okay sweet sistah!!!
I have to try this, I got me a new oven and I can't wait to learn new recipes. How are you, You know I wish you were my neigbor we would have so much fun I just know!!

Holykisses and Jesus Hugz Whoo hoo

Anonymous said...

Oh...Lea! Thank YOU so much for blogging this just for ME!!! I cant wait to make this and YES...I can smell it all the way to Texas! I know it is gonna be heavenly and cant wait to pray over some people in my life that need some prayers! Such a neat idea! Bless you SWEET FRIEND!


Anonymous said...

Okay, I am off to make the bread, Lea! I have some extra apples that would bake up perfect. I hope someday to find bread pans just like yours! They are awesome. Thanks for the recipe... Love you! Janie

Yolanda said...

What a fun post and awesome pictures you have shared this beautiful Sunday afternoon.


BECKY said...

Oh My , Sweetness!! I sure have missed my daily sugar from over here!! I was smiling and tearing up at this post!! Gosh just have the sweetest heart!!

I am going to do this very thing when I make the bread for my little fall gift baskets for my friends, and goodies for my family. How very precious! I know it makes our Savior smile!!

Thank you thank you thank you Lea, for all the JOY you add to my days!! Sure wish I could spend some time just chattin' with ya over a piece of that bread and some coffee!!

May your week be full of wonderfulness, my friend!!
Love ya lots!

irene said...

Yummmmmyyyy!! I can smell that bread. What kind of apples do you use? Coating the pan with cinnamon and sugar...thanks for sharing your secret. And the aroma of prayer with that bread!! Unbeatable!! Thanks Lea XXOO

Amber said...

Oh my, does that bread look absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Barb said...

Thanks for coming by.
I'm glad you like the post and are still smiling.


hugs and blessings
Barbara Jean

PS Can i have a second piece?? =0)

Sharon said...

These look fantastic, and yes I would love some coffee! I was sitting here just imagining the smells in your home, and then funny you mentioned it. Wow that slice looks so good, and I'm loving the plate it's on.

Great share!!

Edie said...

Mmmmm Lea those look really delicious and a great gift idea with a prayer tag attached.

I'm on my way with a cup of coffee for both of us!

From the Heart said...

How did I miss your last two posts?
I can just imagine how that bread tastes but it would stick in places on me where I don't need it.
Let's see we were gone to my husband's Church Homecoming where he was raised. Actually we were gone all day Sunday. Monday, he took me shopping and left me by myself while he walked. But guess what the Lord put a very pretty "little" lady who was shopping also right where I was and we got to talking and she helped me so much. I get confused when I'm in stores. She stayed right with me the whole time and even showed me how I could use two jackets with several different colors of pants or skirts. She must have been an Angel sent from God. It was so awesome.

Wish I could cook again. I use to pray over everything I made especially if I was taking it somewhere else or we were having company.

You are such a blessing.
Luv u,

MidniteScrapper said...

Oh, wow. I'd take a free day just to eat some of that...and can't forget the coffee!! =] Love ya!

Jensmere said...

I'm drooling all over the keyboard!!! lol Looks wonderful..thanks for sharing...can't wait to try it!
Love you, sweet sister,