Monday, January 26, 2009

Swirled Cinnamon Apple Bread

The title itself is mouth watering. I love to stay in my kitchen and feel the fragrance from my oven enveloping me.

Ingredients: (For 1 pound Bread Machine)
Milk - 1/3 Cup
Egg - 1
Butter - 2 Tbsp
Bread Flour - 2 Cups
Sugar - 2 Tbsp
Salt - 1 Tsp
Active Dry yeast - 1 tsp
Shredded peeled Apple - 1/2 Cup
Finely chopped, peeled Apple - 3/4 Cup
Toasted chopped walnuts or pecans -1/4 Cup
Packed Brown Sugar - 1/4 Cup
Ground Cinnamon - 1 Tsp
Butter - 1 Tbsp
Powdered Sugar

Procedure :
1) Add the first 8 ingredients to your machine according to the Manufacturer's directions. Select Dough Cycle.
2) When cycle is complete, remove dough from machine. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
3) Meanwhile, for filling, in a medium mixing bowl, stir together the chopped apple, walnuts or pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
4) On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 14 x 9-inch rectangle. Spread with 1 tbsp butter and filling.
5) Beginning at both short ends, roll each end up, jelly roll style, to center.
6) Place loaf, rolled side up, in a greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Cover and let rise almost double (30 minutes).
7) Bake in a 350 degrees oven for 30 minutes or till bread sounds hollow when top is tapped with fingers (If necessary, loosely cover with foil for the last 10 minutes to prevent browning).
8) Remove from pan; cool on a wire rack.
9) Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.