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Friday, October 19, 2012

Rustic Triple Apple Bread

I enjoy making homemade bread. Probably as much as my family likes eating it! :) There is something so comforting about bread making. I find the process almost therapeutic. I won't lie, sometimes, I rely on my handy dandy bread machine to help me out a little in the mixing and rising. I have never figured out how the exact same bread baked in the bread machine comes out heavy and dense ..... but taken out of the bread machine, it's light and airy? Anyone out there have the same problem? Personally, I do not like my bread baked in the machine - so I use the dough only setting 99.5% of the time.

I ran across this recipe a few years ago in a Taste of Home magazine. I loved the idea of Apple Bread, but hated the idea of baking it in the bread machine. The dough is a little sticky to work with, so be sure to flour your work surface fairly well. The end result is well worth the effort, I think.

Rustic Triple Apple Bread
Slightly adapted from Taste of Home
Yield: 1 loaf (1½ lb.)

¾ cup finely chopped, peeled apples
¾ cup warm juice
¼ cup warm applesauce
1 tbsp. butter, softened
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg
2 cups bread flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2¼ tsp. active dry yeast

In a bread machine pan, place all ingredients in the order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting. Check dough after 5 minutes of mixing and add 1-2 tbsp. water or flour if needed.

Just before turning the dough out, grease a rimmed cookie sheet and set aside. Preheat the oven to 375°F. 

When cycle is complete, turn dough onto a floured surface. (Dough will be sticky). Roll dough into a rectangle, dusting with flour as necessary to prevent sticking. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting on the long side. Fold ends under and pinch seams to seal. Place dough on prepared cookie sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 20 minutes. 

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove bread to a wire rack to cool completely.

I hope you enjoy!

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  1. Apple bread sounds really nice. I do make some of my own bread the old fashioned way.I like old fashioned :) I love the kneading part,like you said it's good therapy. I use 1/2 wholemeal plain flour and 1/2 strong white bread flour. I mix the dried yeast with warm water and honey until it bubbles. It works so well. I'm posting it on my blog on Sunday. x

  2. Does this bread actually taste like apple? It sounds really yummy. I might need to add it to my weekly baking :)

    We'd love for you to share this post at our Finished Friday Linky.

  3. Hi Jaime
    Wonderful looking bread!
    I can almost smell it....:)

  4. Mmmm your bread looks wonderful! I'm sure it would be absolutely delicious with some homemade apple butter! YUM!

  5. This looks really good! Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday.


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