Apple Cinnamon Bread

This is one very soft, delicious, aromatic bread. A fusion of fruit and flavour in fluffy homemade bread. If you like Apple and the unique flavour of Cinnamon you will love this bread. This bread is not only soft on the day you bake it keeps soft for days and the best part is it smells and tastes great. Here is my recipe for Apple Cinnamon Bread :

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Total time: 3 hours

INGREDIENTS

500g strong bread flour (you can also use plain flour but bread flour is best)

3 and 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast

1 teaspoon salt

2 medium size Apple (Peeled and chopped)

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

3 and 1/2 tablespoon Sunflower/Vegetable oil

65g Sugar

120ml milk

50ml lukewarm water

200g Tangzhong (Click HERE for how to make Tangzhong)

 

DIRECTIONS

Prepare and measure out all ingredients.

In a small bowl mix  the lukewarm water,1 teaspoon of sugar and yeast and whisk. Leave the mixture for 5-10 minutes till the yeast foams.

Activated yeast

In your stand mixer bowl, add the chopped apple, flour, salt, sugar and mix.

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In a different bowl whisk together the milk, tangzhong and sunflower oil.

Add the yeast mixture and milk mixture into the flour mixture and using the dough hook, knead until the dough is smooth and elastic. This takes roughly about 15minutes.

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Note: The dough will be wet and sticky at first but when you knead well it becomes elastic. You can also knead using the kneading function of food processor. Kneading by hand is not advised as the dough will be very sticky and you might be tempted to add more flour but it’s doable.

When the dough is smooth and elastic, make into a ball shape, place into a greased bowl and cover with a wet towel. Leave the dough till it’s doubled in size. This takes about 50 minutes.
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Punch down the dough and put onto a flat floured surface. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin and sprinkle the cinnamon on the rolled out dough.
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Shape and place into greased bread pan, cover with the wet towel and let rise for another 50 minutes or until the dough doubles in size.
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Preheat oven at 180 degrees centigrade (gas mark 4) for 5 minutes and bake bread in pre heated oven at 180 degrees Centigrade (370F) for 30 minutes.
 After the 1st 15 minutes baste the bread with egg for a shiny glaze. This step is optional.
By now your kitchen will be filled with lovely aroma of cinnamon 🙂
Take bread out of the pan and put on a cooling rack to cool. Apple Cinnamon bread is ready.
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Apple Cinnamon Bread
Apple Cinnamon Bread
Apple Cinnamon Bread
Apple Cinnamon Bread
You can Serve this with hot chocolate, Jam, Butter  and so many more. The possibilities are endless.
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4 thoughts on “Apple Cinnamon Bread

  1. Hello Kemi.

    If i dont leave this comment, it would be a sin. I tried out the apple cinnamon bread today and o boy! was it good!

    Like you said, the whole house was filled with the aroma of cinnamon plus something baking…it was heavenly. My husband chose to walk in then and he actually had the bread hot..thats how good it was.

    Thanks for posting the recipe and the steps and ever since i discovered the tangzhong style…., its been da bomb!

    Go girl…thumbs up cos you have two kids and how you do it, i dont know…But Thanks for sharing your ideas.

    1. Aww..bless you Wumi. Oh Yes the aroma of cinnamon and home baked bread is just great .I definitely relate to eating it hot..the bread is a winner and you might see urself baking bread almost all of the time.lol
      You asked how I do it with 2 young kids..God and comments like yours keep me going! Thank you so much for taking out time to write this feedback. I appreciate 🙂

  2. Pls dear, the egg to baste the bread is it the yolk, white or the both of them (the whole egg) thanks

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