I’ve said it a lot recently, but this year has been jam packed. My dad was able to come to Berlin for a last minute visit a few weeks ago, I’m working on loads of fun projects, and we managed to sneak in a trip to Belgium last weekend. In the midst of it all, we’ve had the perfect autumn. Bright yellow leaves cover the city, the air is crisp, but not too cold, and, every once in awhile, the afternoon sunlight is breathtaking.
I know the cold snowy winter will be here any day, but for now it’s been the perfect apple weather. And luckily, the CSA has sent bushels and bushels of apples our way. I love to snack on apples with cheese, so when I came across this bread recipe, I thought it was the perfect way to use some of the apples. Not too sweet, moist, and with a nice tang from the Gouda, this bread is the perfect side for a big bowl of vegetable soup or chili, and is also a wonderful snack toasted with butter and jam.
Apple-Gouda Bread, adapted loosely from Everybody Likes Sandwiches
Servings: 1 loaf
1¾ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup apple cider
½ cup yogurt
⅓ cup canola oil
2 tablespoon brown sugar
1 cup grated apple
1 cup, plus 3 tablespoons gouda, grated
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8×4 loaf pan and set aside.
Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the apple cider, yogurt, oil, egg, and sugar until well blended. Add in the grated apple and the flour mixture. Stir in the 1 cup of gouda in three additions. Evenly pour the batter into the greased pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, until the cheese has melted. Cool, slice, and serve.