*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                        Apple Cider Bread or Muffins
 
 Recipe By     : The Red Lion Inn Cookbook
 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Bread
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           butter
    1 1/2  cups          sugar
    3                    eggs
    4      cups          flour
    1 1/2  tablespoons   baking powder
    1 1/2  teaspoons     salt
    1 1/2  teaspoons     cinnamon
    2      cups          apple cider
    1      cup           apples, peeled -- cored and chopped
    1      teaspoon      cinnamon
 
 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Grease and flour 2 loaf pans or 18 
 muffin
 cups. Cream the butter and 1 1/4 cup of the sugar together in large bowl.  
 Add eggs and cream thoroughly. Sift the dry ingredients together.  Add 
 them to the egg mixture, alternating
 with the apple cider.  Stir in the chopped apples. Divide the batter 
 between
 the prepared loaf pans.  Combine the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar with the
 cinnamon in a small bowl, and sprinkle it over the batter. Bake at 375 
 degrees for 50 to 70 minutes for bread, or for 30 to 40 minutes for 
 muffins, or until
 a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Yields 2 loaves or 18
 muffins.
 
 
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 NOTES : The flavor of this recipe will improve if the baked bread is 
        allowed
        to rest for 24 hours after it is baked.                     *