cinnamon apple twist bread

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this cinnamon apple twist bread is a must bake this fall

cinnamon apple twist bread

if i could spend every day baking bread i would be a very happy girl. it is far more enjoyable than say making beds, doing laundry, vacuuming. i do enjoy grocery shopping, but i would much rather bake bread than make dinner. i’d actually rather eat bread than dinner too.

cinnamon apple bread twist

so i cannot believe it has taken me this long to finally participate in the king arthur flour monthly bakealong. this cinnamon apple bread twist is the 14th bakealong recipe, and i have  been planning to bake along since month one. every month i get the new recipe, save it, and then life happens. work commitments, school commitments, that pesky housework. usually, i don’t even remember until i get the next month’s recipe.

cinnamon apple bread twist

one look at this cinnamon apple twist bread and i knew this month was the month. as much as people look forward to pumpkin spice everything, that is how i feel about apple season. i’ll take apples and cinnamon over pumpkin spice every time. luckily the kids feel the same way because this bread is addicting. i could have easily eaten an entire loaf myself.

cinnamon apple twist bread

don’t let the steps intimidate you; it’s actually much easier to make than you think, and after the first bite you’ll already be planning your next twists.

cinnamon apple twist bread

cinnamon apple twist bread

cinnamon apple twist bread

Ingredients:

  • for the bread -
  • 3 1/4 cups AP flour
  • 1/4 cup potato flour
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp butter, very soft
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp warm milk (just barely above room temperature)
  • for the filling -
  • 1 large apple (I use granny smith) peeled, cored, and grated
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • dash salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • for the glaze-
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • dash salt
  •  2 to 4 tablespoons heavy cream (you want to be able to drizzle the glaze)
 

Directions:

  • whisk together all of the dry ingredients
  •  add the butter, vanilla, egg, and milk, and mix until the dough begins to form
  • let the dough rest for 30 minutes
  • after the rest, knead by hand or with a dough hook until the dough becomes soft and smooth
  • place the dough into a greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled size - about 1 1/2 hours
  • make the filling while the dough rises
  • in a saucepan toss the apple with lemon juice, sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon
  • cook over low heat just until the apples begin to release their juices
  • increase the heat to medium and cook until the apples thicken (this will only take a couple of minutes)
  • set aside to cool
  • once the dough has risen, divide in half
  • on a lightly floured surface roll each half of dough into a rectangle 10x12
  • spread filling over each, leaving at least 1/2 inch border on all sides
  • beginning from the long side, roll each rectangle into a log and seal the ends
  • using a very sharp knife cut each log in half lengthwise
  • carefully place each half on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet
  • keep the filing sides up and braid from the center to the ends (repeat with the other two halves)folding the ends  underneath and pinch to seal
  • cover both twists and let rise 1 hour
  • preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • bake 30 minutes, and allow bread to cool 1 hour before glazing
  • to make the glaze - whisk together the sugar, vanilla, salt and cream
  • drizzle glaze over cooled twists
           
recipe from king arthur flour

cinnamon apple twist bread

the apples in this bread are so good. the next time i bake these twist i definitely plan on doubling the filling amount. it may get messy, but i think it will be worth it.

cinnamon apple twist bread

even if you are a lifelong member of camp pumpkin spice, i think you’ll love this cinnamon apple twist bread as mush as i do.

cinnamon apple twist bread

enjoy!

and if you ready to take the king arthur challenge, print the recipe along with helpful tips. and when you’ve finished baking , remember to post your photos, tagged #bakealong.

cinnamon apple twist bread