WHY did I freeze these? Oh, I could eat one right now! Anyway, make and enjoy - they just take a cup of applesauce so just a couple of any damaged or withered apples will suffice.
2/3 cup (4 oz; 113 g) butter, melted (or 150g if I translate it from an online site. I used 4 oz anyway)
2 cups brown sugar (I halve this amount which would be about 4 oz/113g)
1 cup applesauce (drat, just use a tea mug!!!)
1 tblspn. grated orange peel
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups all purpose (plain) flour (11 oz/300 g)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup chopped pecans (I left these out as none in cupboard)
Confectioners' sugar (icing sugar, also omitted).
Preheat oven to 350 deg. F. Combine first two ingredients in a large bowl and blend well. Beat in next 4 ingredients and reserve. Sift together the flour, powder, salt, and soda and stir into applsauce mixture. Stir in nuts if using. Spread batter in a greased 10 x 15 inch pan (25 x 38cm) and bake for 40 mins. Remove, cool and dust with confectioners' sugar if using.
Scrummy : )
I also ended up making breadcrumbs as I absent-mindedly shredded stale bread for the birds (it was going mouldy or I'd have toasted it obviously). I was halfway through the 2nd heel of the loaf when I looked down and saw the loaf I was MEANT to be tearing up at my feed. Yup, you've guessed it, I was chucking out the current loaf. Sigh. So I left what was untorn to be eaten with cheese in chunks, and made breadcrumbs instead . . . Some people freeze them undried, but I prefer to dry mine in a very slow oven and keep them in a jar to make stuffing with or coat fish or goujons.