Apple Bread

Apple Bread, Lake Superior Kitchen, fall food

This is one of my favorite recipes right now.  It smells amazing, looks amazing, and tastes so wonderful.  I wanted to make something similar to Great Harvest’s Apple Bread, but didn’t want to use sugar.  This is perfectly honey sweetened.  I could easily eat the whole loaf with butter, but I’ll try not to.

Apple Bread

makes 2 round loaves

Ingredients:

1 1/2 c very warm water

1/3 c honey

3 T olive oil

1 t salt

4 1/2 c bread flour

1 t cinnamon

2 t yeast

1 apple, chopped into cubes

 

Directions:

  1. Pour warm water into large mixing bowl.  Add the honey and stir.
  2. Add the cinnamon, salt, and olive oil and stir.
  3. Start adding the flour, 1/2 cup at a time.  After one cup is added, add the yeast.  Then continue adding the flour until the dough is leaving the sides of the bowl.
  4. Add the apple chunks and knead the dough for about 5 minutes.
  5. Cover and let rise for 1 1/2 hours
  6. Place large, oven safe, cast iron pot in the oven and preheat the oven to 425 F.
  7. Grab half the dough and shape it into a round loaf.
  8. Using potholders, remove the pot from the oven and place the dough in the pot.  You shouldn’t have the grease it, unless you have an old scratched up pot like I do.  Then, spray it with a little oil before putting the bread in.
  9. Keep the potholders on and place the lid on the pot.
  10. Put the pot back in the oven and bake the bread for 20 minutes.  Remove the lid and bake for another 5 minutes.  Remove from oven and let the bread cool on a cooling rack.

Apple Bread, no sugar, Lake Superior Kitchen, fall food