Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Apple Cinnamon Bread

1/2 C milk
3 T sugar
2 tsp salt
3 T margarine
2 packages active dry yeast (4 1/2 tsp)
1 1/2 C warm water
2 apples, peeled and chopped
4 C wheat flour
1-2 C white flour

1/2 C sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

Place milk, sugar, salt and butter in small pan. Heat over low heat until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Cool to lukewarm.

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add milk mixture, wheat flour and apples. Mix. Add remaining flour 1/2 C at a time. Knead in mixer until dough is smooth and elastic.

Place dough in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover. Let rise in warm place about 1 hour until doubled in bulk.

Punch dough down and divide into three pieces. Roll out each piece into a rectangle. Brush with butter and sprinkle cinnamon/sugar mixture on top. Roll up into loaf and place in greased baking pans. Cover. Let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk. Bake at 400 degress for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with butter.

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