A lot of my bakes have been sweet ones recently but I was keen to try out a recipe that was listed in the Cakes section of the latest Great British Bake Off Book- The Great British Bake Off Everyday. It doesn’t contain sugar but it is a savoury loaf where the sweetness comes from the natural sugars within the apple in the recipe. The recipe for Cheddar, Apple and Walnut Loaf caught my eye when I first got the book at the beginning of August and finally two months later I got round to making it!
Last Tuesday was one of my half days at work where I worked the morning and came home at lunchtime to see to our dog and to catch up with the ironing over programmes on Sky+. I didn’t bake at all during the previous week and was itching to make something. It had to be something quick to prepare and to put in the oven while I was ironing. The Cheddar Loaf also sounded so inviting! Trouble was I didn’t have enough spare cheddar. I had some Wensleydale though and I knew that it would work well baked in a cake and it goes perfectly with apple. Also, I didn’t have any bran cereal so I substituted some porridge oats instead.
Here’s how this scrumptious loaf was baked:
Once the loaf was baked I was still nowhere near the bottom of my ironing pile despite catching up with Downton Abbey in the meantime. I think ironing makes me hungry but as the loaf was still very hot I had to make do with a cup of tea until it was cool enough to handle.
I took the loaf into work and was very surprised to see that the tin was empty by Friday lunchtime. I thought as it hadn’t got any salt in it, it would put people off but when I checked the tin, all there were were crumbs! I will definitely be making this again and will also try it with Cheddar to see how it compares.
Love Sam xx