"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
1 cup sugar1 teaspoon baking soda ½ cup shortening½ teaspoon salt 2 eggs, beaten1½ teaspoon buttermilk 1 cup apples, grated½ teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour1 cup nuts
Topping: 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and apples. Sift flour, soda and salt together. Add to creamed mixture. Add buttermilk, vanilla and nuts. Pour into loaf pan. Sprinkle top with topping. Bake at 350° for 60 min.
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