This Apple Nut Bread recipe is from yet another collection of handwritten recipes.
I found this is an accordion-style filing box at an estate sale in Owosso, Michigan. The filing box is decorated with the title “What’s Cooking?”
The lady of the house must have been an avid cook as there were hundreds of cookbooks.
But what did I grab? The handwritten ephemera…and a cookbook or two or three.
And if you’re curious about Mill Owners Mutual Insurance Company, it was founded in 1875 in Des Moines, Iowa. It’s no longer in business.
I imagine, like many companies, it was either gobbled up by another company or closed.
Unlike the insurance company, the apple nut bread looks like it would stand the test of time.
Apple Nut Bread
- 1 cup apple grated
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup shortening softened
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons buttermilk
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup nuts walnuts or pecans
Here are the only instructions: Let stand in pan before baking. 9x5x3, 350, 50-60.