Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sweet breakfast bread

I made a large amount of rich sweet bread dough in the breadmaker using the following:
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 large spoonfuls of butter (say 3 tbsp)
  • 8 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 7 cups plain flour
  • 3 tsp fast action dried yeast
This made a lot of dough and I refrigerated half of it and used the rest to make a fruity stuffed bread. 
I rolled out a large rectangle of dough, filled it with some chopped and peeled apples, dried cranberries, crushed walnuts and a sprinkling of cinnamon. You can use pretty much anything as filling: dried blueberries, pecans, chocolate, raisins, sultanas, dates, apricots etc.

Cutting outward from the filling to make radial strips and folding these over resulted in something rather homely looking...

Which was baked at 200 degrees Celsius for about 25 mins to give something no less homely but still quite delicious. This is great as a breakfast bread and I think it would go really well with some custard as a dessert.

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