Friday, November 16, 2012
Posted by Lara.
1 Tbs. active dry yeast
3/4 cup warm water (110 to 115 degrees)
3 cups all purpose flour, divided ( I used 1-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour + 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour)
1-1/2 cups finely chopped apples
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 Tbs. sugar
2 Tbs. vegetable oil
1 tsp. salt
BREAD: In a large bowl, combine yeast and water; stirring to dissolve yeast. Allow to rest for about 5 minutes. To the yeast mixture, add the all-purpose flour (1-1/2 cups), the chopped apples, shredded cheese, eggs, sugar, shortening, and salt.
Beat for about 2 minutes.
Gently stir in remaining flour (1-1/2 cups of white whole wheat flour).
Cover batter and allow to rise for 50-60 minutes.
Cover and allow to rise about 40 minutes or until nearly doubled.
Bake for 45-55 minutes in a 375-degree oven or until loaf sounds hollow when gently tapped.
Remove from pan and cool on wire rack at least 15 minutes before serving with some apple butter!