Apple Bread with Almonds

Red apples

Apple Bread with Almonds

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  • 125 ml warm buttermilk
  • 250 ml apple puree
  • 50 ml + 1tsp beet molasses (Cane molasses, maple syrup, honey)
  • 20 g fresh yeast (7g dry yeast)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 250 ml rye flour
  • 400 ml bread flour (min 12% protein)
  • 100 ml almond flour
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Sliced almonds



In a bowl sieve together bread flour, and rye flour. On a hot dry pan toast the almond flour for 20-30 sec. Mix with the flour.


Add the fresh yeast to the flour, rub the yeast into the flour with your fingertips, for 3-4 minutes, ensure it's rubbed in completely.


In a bowl whisk together buttermilk, apple puree, and molasses stir well. Make a dough gradually adding the flour mixture to the buttermilk and pear puree mixture (adding a little more flour if the dough feels sticky). Add salt at the end.


Knead the dough again, place it into the greased bowl, and cover with a clean tea towel and leave to rise in a warm place for 45-60 min until doubled in size.


Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface, and shape the dough into a loose ball, and transfer onto a baking paper. Cover and let rest for 20 minutes.


Preheat the oven together with the baking tray to 440F. Whisk together 1 tsp molasses with 2 tbsp water, brush with the mixture the bread and sprinkle with sliced almonds. Place the bread with baking paper onto the hot baking tray.


Bake for 5min, reduce the heat to 400F and bake for 45 min. Switch off the oven, transfer the bread on a grid and keep it in the oven for 10-15 min, leaving the oven door ajar.


Take the bread out of the oven and cool down completely on a wire rack.

Loaf of almond bread with apples
Sliced almond bread with apples
Peach jam on a bread and in a jar

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    October 5, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Yelena it looks great again.Just thinking what I could use instead of buttermilk as there is none here!
    Maybe drinkyogurt?

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    October 5, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I am always amazed by your creations & photography……another one in line…..awesome.

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    October 5, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Dzoli: when I dont have buttermilk in the fridge I make my own by adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to 1 cup of milk & let it sit for 5 minutes….the milk will curdle & that becomes instant buttermilk.

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    October 5, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Whery yummy snack. It is very good diped in jam.

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    October 6, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Dzoli, I think drinkyogurt will do fine. I used goat butter milk and it was a little sour, so I think yogurt will be better.-)

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    The Three Little Piglets
    October 6, 2011 at 2:23 am

    If you can resist eating this, it would make such a beautiful gift all wrapped up like that!

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    October 6, 2011 at 5:28 am

    Absolutely stunning…and I love that it had molasses in it!

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    October 6, 2011 at 10:46 am

    OMG! This bread looks amaizing!

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    October 6, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    You need to teach me how you get these gorgeous photos. Gorgeous, as usual!

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    October 6, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Dear Gribarazzi,

    I am learning myself, still working on perfection-)

    But thank you very much for your comments, it means a lot to me, really!

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    October 8, 2011 at 11:13 am

    This bread looks perfect! So pretty =)

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    October 11, 2011 at 2:26 am

    Such a pretty bread! love the apple and almonds in it!

    Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog

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    Baker Street
    October 11, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Gorgeous! Just gorgeous!

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    Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family
    October 12, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Your photos are just gorgeous and the bread looks fantastic.
    Thank you for sharing 🙂

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