Friday, August 10, 2012

Apple Scrapple

 A dense cinnamon, apple bread with a slightly crunchy brown sugar crumble on top.

Bread Ingredients:                                                    

2 granny smith apples  
1 1/2 cups milk                                             
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast                               
2 1/2 cups flour                                                        
1 teaspoon salt
2 T. cinnamon
4 T. melted butter
4 T. sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

Topping Ingredients:

1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut apples into small chunks, then microwave for 3 minutes.
  • Dissolve yeast in lukewarm milk.
  • Combine flour, salt, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and egg in mixing bowl.
  • Pour milk and melted butter into flour mixture and mix until combined. 
  • Knead for about three minutes, then add apples and knead until apples are combined with dough.
  • Form dough into ball, put in lightly oiled bowl near oven (on stove top) and let rise 20 minutes.
  • Take the dough out of bowl, re-knead slightly, re-shape into ball and let rise 20 more minutes.
  • Again, take the dough out of bowl, re-knead slightly, re-shape into ball and let rise 20 more minutes
  • Combine ingredients for topping.  If butter is too hard, place near oven to soften.
  • Re-shape dough into a ball and place on a lined pan. Gently spread topping mixture across the top of the dough and make one large cut down the middle.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.  Rotate pan, cover with tinfoil, and bake for another 20 minutes (bake for approximately 45 total) 
  • Cool on rack for about an hour before serving. 


Flip it!

Add your favorite type of nut at the same time you knead in the apples!
Serve with butter or apple butter!
If not serving immediately, warm-up a slice in the microwave for 25-30 seconds!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Cherry Apron

I saw this fabric and thought it was too cute so I wanted to find a project to use it for.  After going through some of my Pinterest boards I decided this was the perfect project!  The red fabric actually has little white polka dots but they didn't really show up in the picture.  My waist sash somehow ended up a little narrower than the one in the tutorial, I am not sure what I did differently, but it still works!


Flip it!

Use holiday fabric to make your baking more cheery!
Make a kid size apron with the extra fabric!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Ribbon Clothespin Clips

These are super easy to make!


Mod Podge
Paint brush


Measure the length of your clothespins and cut strips of ribbon that are just slightly longer.  Apply a thin layer of mod podge to one side of the clothespin.  Center the ribbon on the clothespin and apply mod podge over the top of the ribbon until it is completely covered.  Let the ribbon dry and then trim off the extra ribbon (it is easier to do this when dry rather than wet with mod podge or trying to cut the exact length of the clothespin).  Apply a small amount of mod podge to end of the ribbon where you cut to keep it from fraying. 

Flip it!

Add magnets to the backs and hang on the fridge!
Use to keep papers organized!
Hang along a ribbon or wire to hang Christmas or birthday cards!
Use pretty paper to cover the clothespins!