Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Too much to write!

Too much to cook!

Too many pansies to plant!

But ... there's always thyme to share one of my favorite loaf cake recipes. It's great to feed hungry holiday guests. I always make a few and freeze them.

Makes 1 loaf.

3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup chopped, peeled apples
1 Tablespoon minced lemon peel
1 1/2 cup flour
1 Tablespoon fresh thyme, leaves only
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl beat oil with sugars and eggs. Stir in apples and lemon peel. Mix flour with remaining ingredients, then add to apple mixture. Do not over mix. Spray bottom of 9” x 5” loaf pan with oil. Pour in batter and bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes.



Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
~Angela :-)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

That sounds delicious! Thank you! Your pansies look pretty...

Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Jen r. said...

Wow, that food looks awesome!
Happy TG!

Cathy said...

Happy Thanksgiving Barbara!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Hi Barbara,

Just stopped by to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

And as usual, your treats look much too yummy!


PAT said...

Happy Thanksgiving a couple days late, Barbara!

The thyme cake looks wonderful.


Mary said...

Wow, that sounds delicious! Love those pansies, too. :) Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

CONNIE W said...

Beautiful photos!

Susie Q said...

A lovely recipe! Thank you for sharing.
I hope your holiday was glorious Barbara. These photos certainly were!


cjan said...

Hi Barbara,
I hope that you were able to get everything done that you wanted to get done for the Thanksgiving Holiday!

Pansies to plant?? How wonderful. It's snowing outside here, as we speak. The wood stove and fireplace are going full guns... It's cold outside.

Hope you had a special Thanksgiving.


All Things Bright and Beautiful....Creative Flair Chic said...

those pansies in the boot of the car are sooooocute!!

All Things Bright and Beautiful....Creative Flair Chic said...

Those pansies are sooooo cute!!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Thank you, Barbara, you always have the most exciting recipes!

Hope you Thanksgiving was wonderful, and relaxing. Is there a cookbook in your future??

xo Lidy

bed frames said...

Happy thanks giving to everyone. We are preparing foods for our dinner right now and I think I will suggest to them that we should apple thyme cake. Thank you for sharing the recipe.