Most Americans eat some kosher food every day, but chances are they’re not aware of it. Take a walk down the aisles of any supermarket and you will see that certification appears on over 60% of America’s produced foods that are certified kosher, from the coveted Oreo to the thirst-quenching Coca-Cola. Over $150 billion of kosher certified products are consumed annually, and spending continues to rise dramatically.
This amazing cake contains brown sugar, raisins, chopped pecans, apples, cinnamon, and oatmeal.
3 cups apples, peeled and chopped
½ cup water
1 cup brown sugar, packed, divided
2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon allspice
1 cup oatmeal
½ cup raisins
½ cup chopped pecans
2 eggs, beaten
¼ cup melted shortening or oil
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a saucepan combine the chopped apples, water, and 1/2 cup of the brown sugar. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the apples are almost tender and then cool.
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, oatmeal, raisins, and pecans; stir in the cooled apple mixture, eggs, remaining brown sugar, and the oil. Mix together until just moistened.
Bake in a 10-inch bunt pan for about 40 minutes. Cool for about 10 minutes before removing for the pan.
Serve the bread warm or cold.
The bread may be lightly frosted with a mixture of 1 cup powdered sugar and 2 or 3 teaspoons of warm water.