I was baking the other night when I wrote that poem.
The result has proved to be quite popular. I had to make a second batch of loaves.
Thought you all might like the recipe! It doesn't really shrink or banish anyone...it seems to attract those who like cinnamon and raisins...
2 3/4 c unsifted all purpose flour
2 c sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cloves
1 3/4 c unsweetened applesauce
1 1/4 c plain nonfat yogurt
3 eggs or 1/2 c egg substitute
1/3 c vegetable oil
1 1/2 c raisins ( I like jumbo ones)
heat oven to 325.
In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda and powder, spices.
Add applesauce, eggs, yogurt and oil. Blend till mixed. Do not beat, it will start to rise and you don't want to beat it all out. Fold in raisins.
This will fill one bundt or tube pan, or two loaf pans, or one large loaf pan and three mini ones. Bake for 50-60 minutes. Should turn a lovely brown shade. If using a combo of pans, watch the smaller ones for doneness sooner. I cool completely under a tea towel before removing from the pan.
This is pretty healthy! Only 190 calories a serving, 4g protein, 3g fat.
Also, if you try to eat this hot it will seem puffy like cake instead of a moist bread. It is way better cool, trust me.
ps. absinthe is really awful tasting. I don't recommend it. Wink.