Monday, February 2, 2009

Apple Bottom Jeans

Nelly clearly had something gustatory on his mind when he penned the luscious tune "Apple Bottom Jeans." This recipe is definitely dedicated to those fine gals who wear the boots with the fur. (Who is this Shorty, anyway? "Could we all be Shorty?" she asks hopefully.)

Apple Bread

1 cup flour
1/2 cup oat flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 beaten egg
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups peeled, shredded apple
1/4 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

First you grind your own oat flour. I put oatmeal into my beloved Krups coffee grinder, of course. Works like a charm.

Next you shred the apples. I used organic Washington State apples purloined from housemate #1.

In one bowl, combine dry ingredients, including walnuts. In another bowl, combine oil, sugar, egg, and apples. Combine wet and dry ingredients: stir until just moistened. Scrape batter into bread pan (which you've of course already sprayed with Pam or Pam-like substitute). Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50 minutes or so, until wood toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan for a short while; remove from pan onto wire rack. Slice off a chunk when you can no longer stand it.

One final note. Housemate #2 found this gem online.