May 14, 2012
Apple and Nut Bread
This bread is packed with healthy juicy red apples, protein filled mixed nuts like hazelnuts, cashew's, brazilian and pecan nuts, to make this bread even healthier I added crushed rye. What do you think? Can a bread get more healthy than this?! I was a little disappointed though, because the bread doesn't taste anything from the apples as I'd hoped it would. But the apples made the bread juicy and it's still a nice bread for a healthy breakfast.
Apple and Nut Bread, 4 loafs
100 grams of fresh yeast
1 L water
4 apples, grated
2 1/2 dl crushed rye (250ml)
1 tbsp salt
2 kg wheat flour (I mixed and used 50/50 wheat and rye flour)
3 handful of chopped mixed nuts
Crumble the fresh yeast into a bowl and add lukewarm water (37 d C.). If you are using dry yeast, let it dissolve in warm water min. 43 degrees C. Set aside for 10-15 minutes while the yeast dissolves.
Place crushed rye into another bowl add boiling water, set aside for 10 minutes, to let the rye go softer.
Add salt, grated apples, crushed rye and almost all flour into the yeast mixture. The dough should still be a little bit sticky. Make sure you don't use too much flour as it will make the bread dry and dense. Work the dough by hand for about 20 minutes or in a kitchen aid for about 10 minutes. When you feel that the dough is ok, cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and set aside to rise to double its size for about 40-60 minutes. Place the bowl in a warm place.
The dough is ready when it's slightly glossy. If you work the dough too little, the bread will turn out dense. One trick is to take a piece of dough between your thumb and index finger, pull finger apart, if the dough between your fingers are thin and elastic, you've worked it enough. Otherwise....work it more:-)
Sprinkle some flour onto work top and place the dough on top. Work the dough once again, this time, just a little bit, add extra flour if the dough is too sticky. Divide the dough into 4 pieces and place in loaf tins.
Leave and let rise for another 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees C.
Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes, until your bread has lots of colour. Let cool on an oven rack.
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