This is a very special bread for me - it involves alot of work, but when it's baked and you have a bite, it's wow wow wow! I was lucky to have homemade applesauce on hand(I used recipe number 12802). I didn't have nutmeg so I used cinnamon in place of that. I don't get macadamia nuts easily here, so I used walnuts that I had in plenty. I made the second loaf the next day, wrapped it in beautiful red-green wrap, bow n all, and put a little toy Santa in the centre, my Santa had a cake in his hand and the lady I gifted this to, was totally all oohs and aahs when she got this gift!). I had refrigerated the batter and so it was in perfect condition the next day. The first bread I baked for an hour in my AMC Dutch oven, but, I got a few remarks like - it is not baked perfectly, so, my second loaf, I baked for 1 hour 50 minutes. That was just awesome! I loved it and so did my family. Thank you so much for answering my request for a papaya bread, and not just "a" papaya bread, it should be called, "The world's best papaya loaf"! Endless world of thank you's to you for sharing this mouth watering yummy loaf. Thanks!
I found that the finished item was a bit heavy and lacked a distinctive flavor as the papaya was overwhelmed by the applesauce and spices. Had I not had an over-abundent papaya crop I would have not tried this recipe and would not recommend it to anyone that has to purchase papaya.
This bread saved me! I had a ton of papaya left from a school project and nothing to do with it! This bread is super yummy (my boyfriend said that it tasted like zuccini bread, although I've never had it) and super moist. I used walnuts, due to the high cost of macadamia nuts. Mmm...so good! This bread got me through my exams with flying colors! I loved it!
Used chunky applesauce! wow