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
500g strong bread flour (you can also use plain flour but bread flour is best)
3 and ¼ teaspoon active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
2 medium size Apple (Peeled and chopped)
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
3 and ½ tablespoon Sunflower/Vegetable oil
50ml lukewarm water
200g Tangzhong (Click HERE for how to make Tangzhong)
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.
In your stand mixer bowl, add the chopped apple, flour, salt, sugar and mix.
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.
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.