Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Raisin Apple Bread

I made this for my workers yesterday and they loved it.  I served it straight out of the oven so it was still warm.
 Dice 2 apples into small cubes and add them to a pan with a pat of butter.

 Sprinkle lightly with some sugar and cinnamon and cook this for a couple minutes just until the apples begin to soften. You don't want these to be mushy.

 Sit them by your window to cool.  I guess they could cool on your counter but that's not nearly as dramatic.

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 4 – 4 ¼C. flour
  • 2 T rapid rise yeast
  • 2 1/2  (soften them by soaking in hot water and then draining)
Mix all of the ingredients and knead until you have a nice smooth ball of dough.  Place it in a buttered bowl, cover it and let it rise for almost 2 hours.
Dump it on your counter and cut it in half.
 Roll each half into a 12 X 12 square (roughly). Sprinkle half of the cooled apples along the bottom half of the dough.

Roll the dough into a tight cylinder.
 Form each of them into a loaf and place them on a parchment covered cookie sheet.  Cover and let them rise for about an hour.  Brush them with an egg white wash and sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar.  Bake them in a preheated 325 degree oven for about 40 minutes until they turn golden.

 Good house smells!

 Cool them on a rack.

 This would make great french toast.

 You can see the thin line of apples through the middle.