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Apple loaf

Apple loaf

The sweet apple flavour makes this loaf really delicious - serve it with your favourite soup

What you need:

  • 600g/ 1lb 6oz Allinson Seed and Grain Bread Flour
  • 1-2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 15g /1/2oz Allinson Easy Bake Yeast
  • 75g/3oz cooking apple, grated
  • 150ml/1/4pt apple juice
  • 200ml/7floz tepid spring water
  • 1 tbsp mixed seeds

What you do:

  1. Put the Allinson Seed and Grain Bread Flour into a bowl with the salt and Easy Bake Yeast.
  2. Pour in the apple juice, tepid spring water and grated apple. Mix together to make a dough. Leave to rise in a warm place for up to 1 hour.
  3. Tip the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10-15 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  4. Shape the dough into a round or oval shape and put onto a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with the seed mix. Cover with a large bowl to prevent it forming a skin on the outside. Leave in a warm place until doubled in size, for up to 1 hour.
  5. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas mark 8. When the loaf has almost doubled in size, slash it down the centre with a sharp knife.
  6. Reduce the oven temperature to 190C/170C fan/gas mark 5 and bake the bread for 40-45 minutes until golden brown and hollow when the base is tapped.

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