Clara Gluten Free

Apples, con't.

Due to the ongoing of Project Use Up The Apple-Picking Apples, here is another apple recipe- this time, apple-cheddar bread- that comes with it's own story to boot. Here goes: I always cook bread to 200 degrees F,  but for reasons still unbeknownst to myself, I decided this bread was done earlier. I pulled one of the loaves out of the pan, discovered that it was still gooey in a bread-that-is-waaay-underdone way. So I put the half-loaf that had come out of the pan back in the pan, back in the oven and cooked it to full temperature. Chilling. I know. In the meantime, the other loaf stayed in the oven, and baked up drama-free:

In the end, the (cooked) bread was very rich and tasty and also used three apples and lots 'a cheese, which second to apples we usually have in, um, overabundance. 

Apple-Cheddar Bread- 2 loaves

2 cups brown rice flour
2 cups sorghum flour
1 cup tapioca flour
2 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp xanthum gum
2 1/2 tsp salt (reduce if the cheese is salty)
3 eggs
1 stick of butter
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tbsp cream
3 large sour apples, sliced thin
1 1/2 cup 1/2" cheddar cubes
Extra cheese for the top of the bread

1- Preheat the oven to 400 F, grease and flour two loaf pans

2- Mix up the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, then the wet ingredients, then combine the two. The dough should be fairly moist and not crumbly. 

3- Stir in the apples and cheddar. It will be kind of hard, because with the additions, there will be lots of heavy dough. Use your hands if necessary.

4- Put the dough in the loaf pans, place in the oven and cook for about 40 minutes until the internal temperature is 180 F (use a instant read thermometer). Put the extra cheese on top, and finish off cooking to 200 F, about 15 minutes. If its taking a really long time, and the cheese is getting darker than you would like, decrease the temperature and cook longer, depending on your oven.

5- Pull the bread out, and let it cool on a cooling rack (to let the air get underneath the pan) for about 10 minutes, or until it starts to pull away from the pan. remove the bread and serve warm. 

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