Danish Apple Bread
My mother-in-law's 30th anniversary is coming up soon, and I'd really love to make her some apple bread! They had it on their honeymoon in a Danish-themed town called Solvang, in California, so I'm assuming it's Danish instead of Swedish, but I could be wrong. She described it as more like a bread than a cake, with a glaze on top. So it could be anything from a coffee cake to a yeast loaf.
Does anyone know of any particularly Danish recipes for "apple bread"? Or, if there's no such thing, I'd love to hear any recipes that sound similar!
I looked at those, and I've added some of the recipes for it to my 'to try' list (aren't those pictures scrumptious looking?), but I'm not sure that they're quite the right thing. I'm starting to suspect that it's more of a coffee cake or monkey bread deal than an actual "bread", mostly based on her description of a glaze. But around here, even 'banana bread' is actually banana pound cake, so who knows.
Aeblekage i.e. Apple Cake
6 oz butter (soft room temp)
6 oz sugar
6 oz self rising flour
1 lb tart cooking apples (peeled and thinly sliced)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 TBS sugar
1 TBS chopped blanched almonds (optional)
Pre heat oven to 350
Grease well a 10" springform pan.
Beat the butter and sugar until light and very fluffy. It should be nearly white. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Sift the flour and fold it into the egg batter. This will be quite stiff.
Spread half of the batter in the pan. Top with half of the apple slices. Put in the rest of the batter. Arrange the remaining apples in an attractive pattern on the top of the cake. Dust with cinnamon sugar and chopped almonds.
Bake for 35 - 40 minutes.
adapted from Elisabeth Luard, The Old World Kitchen