Bread

Apple Bread with Almonds

Adapted from Carina Forum

Red apples

Apple Bread with Almonds

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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

1

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.

2

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.

3

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.

4

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.

5

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.

6

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.

7

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.

8

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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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Dzoli
    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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    Alpana
    October 5, 2011 at 10:41 pm

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

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    Alpana
    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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    Anonymous
    October 5, 2011 at 11:08 pm

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

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    Yelena
    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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    Anonymous
    October 6, 2011 at 5:28 am

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

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    Corina
    October 6, 2011 at 10:46 am

    OMG! This bread looks amaizing!

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    Grubarazzi
    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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    Yelena
    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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    Peggy
    October 8, 2011 at 11:13 am

    This bread looks perfect! So pretty =)

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    Richa
    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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