Friday, September 14, 2012

Apple-Cinnamon Braided Bread

Apple Cinnamon Braided Bread

Never in my dreams did I think I'd bake a bread like this some day.Heck I didn't even think I'd bake stuff at home!Anyway,baking bread is still like magic to me.I find the procedure so therapeutic,like it is for many.The measuring,kneading and proofing the dough all adds to the charm of bread making.

I love recipes which do not require fancy ingredients.After all to bake bread you only need flour,yeast,sugar salt and water right?It is with this thought I approached this recipe aptly named 'Grandmother bread'.I tried out the base version once and liked it.So decided to try this pretty braided bread filled with Apple chunks and Cinnamon.It is indeed a heavenly combo!

Apple Cinnamon Braided Bread

Apple Cinnamon Braided Bread
Recipe source - Chickens in the Road

For full ingredient list and ideas for using the same recipe for different breads,refer the site.

Method

I made the dough in the food processor.You can knead it by hand too. 
Apple Cinnamon Braided Bread 
Mix together flour,salt,sugar,1 1/2 tsp gluten(optional),yeast and warm water to a smooth and pliable dough.
Apple Cinnamon Braided Bread 
Knead for 5-7 minutes or till the dough becomes silky and soft.
Apple Cinnamon Braided Bread 
Lightly oil a bowl and place the dough in it to proof.(about an hour or so)
For the filling -
Apple Cinnamon Braided Bread 
Mix together butter,brown sugar,flour,cinnamon and apples.
Apple Cinnamon Braided Bread 
Roll the dough to a rough 8/12 rectangle on floored surface.Spread the apple filling in the middle.At the sides of the filling,cut the dough at 1' intervals.
Fold dough strips over the filling to wrap alternating to make a braid.
Carefully remove the loaf to a greased baking sheet.Brush the top with melted butter and cinnamon.
Let it rise till doubled.
Bake at 180C for 30 minutes.
Apple Cinnamon Braided Bread
Yeastspotted


29 comments :

  1. That braided bread looks very delicious divya,nice effort..

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  2. Divya, FP makes bread so easy! I love the pintail knotted breads. This one looks delish.

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  3. Good Morning Divya! OMG. The bread looks amazing and you have really done an amazing job and the braid has come out well. I should try it out very soon! Thanks for the recipe :-)

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  4. I so wish I could have this for breakfast now :) Flawless look and you are an awesome baker Divya :)

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  5. REally I too find easy going brads more approachable ...Looks too good..Love the neatness

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  6. Firstly love the simple and new look to your blog Divya and also what a perfect and neat bake. Seems its from a master baker to me

    Priya
    Rose Celebration Cake for Husband


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  7. Where do you get quality yeast and glutten in chennai?

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    1. In Chennai,you can check out Viveka Essence Mart/Venus essence mart on Waltax road.

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  8. Lovely!!!! Whole house must be smelling Divine with Cinnamon!!! :)

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  9. Whoa!! You are bread baking pro now!!! Awesome bread Divya - very neat!

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    1. Thanks Suma,coming from you I take it as a compliment!

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  10. This has come out so perfect !! Bookmarked at once !

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  11. The braid looks perfect, yummy bread!

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  12. wonderful presentation and lovely bread.

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  13. awesome recipie divya...where do get the gluten ? instesd of rapid yeast can we use normal yeast ?

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    1. Gluten is available in most shops which sell baking goods.Where are you based at?Yes you can use normal yeast but you'll have to proof it first before adding it to the flour.

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  14. superb Divya...totally loved it

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  15. wow! Divya, love the braids and the step by step tutorial..happily following your blog :)

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  16. wow!! love the braids and the step by step tutorial. happily following your blog :)

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  17. Hi, I'm new around here! I saw your bread on velvet aroma - its beautiful and looks soo good :)

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  18. I am new to your site and absolutely loving all your posts. Appreciate the step by step tutorial for breading the bread.The bread looks perfect.

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  19. WOnderful idea to have apple cinnamon stuff, the braids are perfectly done.

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  20. i love the braid divya its so perfect and neat, i wish i could have a bite. All your baking recipes are wonderful and i am glad i found ur blog. keep up the super good work. god bless:)

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  21. Hi Divya, Did you bake the cake in Microwave?

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Divya.

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