My family has obsession with Cinnamon chips, we always have them, it’s basically our chocolate chips since my mum is allergic to chocolate. I decided to make this bread because we still have tons of homemade applesauce from all the apples we have had the past few weeks. It makes the bread very moist and yummy, best when it’s warm.
Apple Sauce Cinnamon Chip Bread
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine (softened)
1 cup of sugar
1 3/4 cups of flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup sweetened applesauce
1 cup cinnamon chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Grease a 9x6x3-inch loaf pan. (I think that’s just the standard size)
2. In a large bowl gradually add sugar into butter, cream until light. Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy.
3. In a separate bowl combine all the dry ingredients.
4. Combine half the dry mixture with the butter mixture. Then add in 1/2 cup of applesauce and combine. Repeat with remaining dry mixture and 1/2 cup of applesauce, mixing after each. Mix in cinnamon chips.
4. Pour into pan. Bake for about 1 hour. It’ll be a nice golden brown and a toothpick will come out clean. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pan.
Over last weekend I did my first full blown event. Not just a cake but was fully in charge of everything that went on. It was stressful and demanding but it was so fun! To look at the smiling faces as people munch on my food and the compliments on the event felt awesome. I’m sure you have seen dessert tables popping up all over the place. Well I’m going to tell you how I did my first dessert table, and man is it easy.
First you gonna want to decide whats going to be on your dessert table. Then you figure out how to display these tasty treats. I have stocked on many different cake stands and serving platters during the last year so I had that covered for the baked goods but I then needed to find something to hold the candies. I found at target the above canisters between prices of $5-$8. It doesn’t have to have a lid it can be any kind of vase, I just liked the lids because it kept the food fresh.
Then you need to choose a theme, or colors. I chose rainbow, which went with the theme of the party. It’s really fun when you go for a certain color and only get candies in that color. The ribbon I found at a craft store for about $2. Then get some cute stationary paper that goes with your theme. Then I went on the computer and typed out what was going to be in each jar and printed it.
Cut out the words in a certain shape and cut out that same shape from the stationary slightly bigger then the printed word. Glue the word on the stationary using a hot glue gun. Then measure out the ribbon to fully fit around the jar. Glue the ribbon around the jar(don’t worry glue will easily peel off for later use of the jar) and then glue the wording on the front of the jar on the ribbon.
Make sure to give your table some bounce by adding different levels. Put square cake pans where you like under your chosen table cloth and then put treats on however you would like, so there are levels.
Fill jars with candies, and place baked goods one various sized platters. That’s how to make a basic dessert table but the possibilities are endless. Have Fun!
Adjusting back to regular life has been rather hard. I flew home the day before school started for me while the kids were still at camp enjoying their last week. On the plane ride home I thought to myself the kids are at the creek now and their eating grilled cheese now. Then as if I had been a daze for the whole flight I realized we had landed in Oakland and I was home. There was no way I could go back now. I slowly walked off the plane and entered the empty airport. As I walked down I saw behind a gate my parents, my mum waving at me like a mad women and my dad just smiling. As soon as I got close enough, my mum wrapped her arms around me like I had been gone an eternity but I really didn’t mind. We got my luggage and drove home. When I got home both my sisters were there and my parents had made a feast. We talked,laughed and ate. That night I went to sleep in my bedroom that had four walls around it unlike the tent I slept in all summer that had no walls and I could look out at the stars at night. Then the next morning I woke up and went to class. That’s when it really hit me that I wasn’t at camp anymore, I had to wear normal clothes, put make up on and actually do something decent with my hair. But I quickly got in the swing of things, but everyday I thought about what everyone was doing. Now though camp is over, the kids are home, counselors are traveling, and the camp has been shut down. I think it was one of the best experiences and that if given the chance to do work at a summer camp one should take that opportunity in a heartbeat. I have fully gotten back into the swing of things and have been baking up a storm. A friend of my mum’s has given us so many apples we don’t know what to do. I have made so many things but my favorite thing so far are these muffins. The apple sauce that’s in it make them really moist, and the cinnamon chips and crumble add the perfect sweetness.
Apple Cinnamon Chip Muffins
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 1/2 cups chopped apples
1 cup miniature cinnamon chips
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 12 cup muffin pan.
2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
3. In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar and eggs until smooth. Mix in vanilla and applesauce. Stir in apples, and gradually blend in the flour mixture. Fold in the cinnamon chips. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin pan.
4. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture is like coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over tops of mixture in muffin pan.
5. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Allow to sit 5 minutes before removing muffins from pan. Cool on a wire rack.