Apple Braid Bread #TwelveLoaves

Apple Braid BreadAnd we welcome the Autumn season with some inspired and delicious recipes made with apples, yes the #TwelveLoaves team, made a bunch of different types of bread and because is apple picking time, you can make all of them.
My take this month on a delicious apple inspired bread is something the I love eating growing up, Braid Bread, the bakeries in my country have all kinds of braid bread, sweet or salty you just can’t decide in just one.
I try this recipe a couple of times and is not your typical bread recipe, is more compact and doesn’t rise a lot.
The most important here, is the you make the bread and enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea, because in the cool afternoons there is nothing better than that.
Enjoy

INGREDIENTS

For the Dough:

  • 21/2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup soft butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup warm milk
  • 2 teaspoon of dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

For the filling:

  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 apples, cut into chunks
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon grown cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Dulce de Leche

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Bread 1

Add the yeast to the warm milk and let it proof for about 5 minutes, you can sprinkle some sugar to help.
In a bowl mix flour, eggs, vanilla extract, salt add the yeast (once ready) and mix to combine with a wooden spoon, add the butter little by little and mix until is all incorporate.
In a slightly flour surface, place the dough and knead for a few minutes, place in the bowl aging and let it rest for 30 minutes.

Bread 3

 

In the meant time place dulce de leche, cinnamon, salt and apples in a pot and cook for 5 minutes in low heat. Let it cool completely, this is important we don’t want a hot filling for out dough.

Bread 4

Ok now the fun part, form a rectangle with the dough and place it in a baking sheet cover with parchment paper, add the filling in the center and cut the sides, about 10 each side, but from the center to the outside, is a little messy but thats ok, my little daughter help me with this one and it was super fun.

Bread 5

See what  I mean, when I have help everything looks so beautiful, ok then put the little pieces one on top of the others, remember to close the ends, you can brush some egg mix with little water to make it more brown and delicious.
Bake for 40 minutes.

This recipe makes 1 braid bread.

Preparation time: 45 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

#TwelveLoaves is a monthly bread baking party created by Lora from Cake Duchess and run with the help of Heather of girlichef, which runs smoothly with the help of our bakers.

Our host this month is Heather from girlichef, and our theme is Apples. For more bread recipes, visit the #TwelveLoaves Pinterest board, or check out last month’s mouthwatering selection of #TwelveLoaves Pear Breads!

#TwelveLoaves: Apples

If you’d like to add your bread to this month’s #TwelveLoaves collection, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Post your Twelve Loaves bread on your blog, making sure to mention the Twelve Loaves challenge in your blog post (this helps us to get more members as well as share everyone’s posts).
  2. Please link your post to the linky tool at the bottom of this blog. The bread MUST meet the Twelve Loaves theme (October = Apples).
  3. Share your Twelve Loaves bread (must be baked and post this month) on your blog by October 31, 2014.



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