Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease your loaf pans or use disposable liners.
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and spices. Set aside.
In a separate bowl (or mixer) cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Then add eggs one at a time and mix until super-fluffy.
Stir in apple cider until well combined. The mix will loose all fluffiness and look lumpy – this is normal.
Add the flour/spice mixture into the butter mixture and stir gently until barely combined. Don’t over-mix.
Gently fold in chopped apples. Don’t over-mix. Are you over-mixing? Stop that. Embrace the lumpiness.
Spread batter evenly into prepared pans, filling no more than 2/3 full.
Bake until barely golden and just done. Approximate baking times for various pans:
50-60 minutes for a large loaf pan
20-30 minutes for medium loaf pans
15-20 minutes for muffin/cupcake pans
|Unbleached All Purpose Flour||1 ¾ Cups|
|Packed Brown Sugar||½ Cup|
|Baking Powder||2 Teaspoons|
|Ground Ginger||½ Teaspoon|
|Ground Nutmeg||¼ Teaspoon|
|Softened Butter||6 Tablespoons|
|Apple Cider||¾ Cup|
|Apples Chopped Medium/fine (2 Medium Apples)||1 ½ Cups|
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