Saturday, November 5, 2011

cinnamon raisin whole wheat bread

cinnamon raisin whole wheat bread
4 cups whole wheat flour
1-3/4 cups very warm water
1 cup raisins
8 dried apricots, cut into thirds
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1-1/2 teaspoons ginger
1 heaping tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons yeast

breadmaker - set breadmaker to dough setting
add ingredients in order suggested by the manufacturer

by hand -
Put sugar, salt, raisins, apricots, cinnamon, ginger into bowl. Add water and applesauce. Add 2 cups of flour, one cup at a time. Stir. Add yeast. Stir. Add the rest of the flour. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead. Add more flour if necessary. Put into bowl, sprayed with nonstick vegetable spray. Cover. Let double in size. Punch down.

Turn into bread pan that has been sprayed with nonstick vegetable spray
Put in oven.
Let rest 5 minutes.
Turn oven to 350 degrees.
Bake for 40 minutes.
Turn oven off.
Leave bread in oven until you can handle the bread pan without a potholder.
Let cool.

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