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
Recipe source - Chickens in the Road
For full ingredient list and ideas for using the same recipe for different breads,refer the site.
I made the dough in the food processor.You can knead it by hand too.
Mix together flour,salt,sugar,1 1/2 tsp gluten(optional),yeast and warm water to a smooth and pliable dough.
Knead for 5-7 minutes or till the dough becomes silky and soft.
Lightly oil a bowl and place the dough in it to proof.(about an hour or so)
For the filling -
Mix together butter,brown sugar,flour,cinnamon and apples.
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.