Apple Bread

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So here is what I am supposed to be doing: packing, cleaning, sorting.  Here is what I did: bake some bread.  Made some honey cinnamon butter to go on top.  Took some rather crummy photos of said bread and honey butter.

Queen of procrastination.  Awesome.  Well, at least we had breakfast for a few days…even if the packing isn’t done.

Apple Bread

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 3 small apples
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 2  tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons instant yeast
  • 1/2-3/4 cup water

In your food processor, puree 2 of the 2 apples.  You can peel them first, you don’t have to.  Dice the third apple.  If you already packed your food processor, dice all the apples.

In a medium bowl, stir together flours, spices, and yeast.  Add in eggs, pureed apples, and honey.  Stir to combine.  Slowly add in water until dough comes together and is tacky but not too sticky.

Turn out onto a floured surface.  Knead dough until smooth and elastic.  Incorporate apple chunks when kneading dough.  Cover with a clean, lint free towel and allow to raise for about 1 hour.

Punch down dough and knead for about 2 minutes.  Divide dough in half and shape as desired.  I shaped my dough into 2 round loaves.  Place shaped dough onto baking stone covered in cornmeal or parchment.  Cover with a clean, lint free towel and allow to raise for another 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  If desired, beat an additional egg in a small bowl until frothy.  Brush egg wash over dough.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 40-45 minutes.  Cool and enjoy with honey cinnamon butter.