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Apple Wheat Bread

Apple Wheat Bread

Apple Wheat Bread

This does not taste like apples.  Use it as you would any plain wheat bread.

This is another recipe adaped from that reliable Breads from the California Culinary Institute.  I’ve made it for years and it never fails me.  I’ve veganized it, and their directions are way too fussy, so here are mine.  For more details, see my Beginning Bread.  Makes 2 loaves.

  • 2-1/4 c warm water
  • 1 T yeast
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1-1/2 t salt
  • 2 T oil
  • 1 large apple: peeled, cored, and shredded
  • 2 c whole wheat flour
  • 4 c + white flour

If using a machine, put everything except 2 c of white flour in a mixer with a dough hook and let it beat the batter a few minutes.  Slowly add the remaining flour.  I like to stop adding flour just as it’s about to climb the dough hook, and let it knead like that for 5 minutes.   Then take it out and knead it by hand just a minute, adding flour – it will probably not need as much more flour as you think.

If making by hand, you can put everything except 2 c flour in an extra large bowl, optionally beat it with a hand mixer a few minutes, then slowly add flour as you stir/knead.  Knead 10 minutes or more.

Let rise 1-1/2 hrs.  Punch down and form into two loaves or rolls.  Let rise 1/2 hr.  Bake loaves at 350 for 40 minutes, to 200 degrees internal temperature.

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One Response to “Apple Wheat Bread”

  1. Michal said

    This sounds great! I’ve been searching for good whole wheat breads. I’ll have to try it as soon as possible!

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