Saturday, April 4, 2009

Cardamom Apple Turnovers and Swirl Bread

I just made these turnovers for breakfast. Next time, I'd add more apples and less sugar to the filling. I thought 5 would be enough so I used the other half of the dough to make a swirl bread. Recipe as I made it below. Based on the original from Scribbit.

  • 1 T yeast
  • 4.5 c all purpose flour
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 1 t cardamom
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 c butter, softened
  • 1 c milk
  • 2 apples
  • cinnamon
  • allspice
  • nutmeg
  • ginger
  • salt
  • sugar
  • raisins, butter, brown sugar
  1. Use bread machine to make dough on the dough cycle (This can be done overnight).
  2. Remove and knead several times on floured surface. Cut in half.
  3. Divide one half into 5 pieces.
  4. Peel apples, quarter and then core. Cut each quarter into 4 pieces.
  5. Sprinkle with lots of cinnamon. Add allspice, nutmeg and ginger to taste. Add a dash of salt. Optional: Add a half teaspoon of sugar.
  6. Shape dough piece into circle. Place 3-5 slices of apple on half. Fold over and seal.
  7. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Let rise 30 minutes.
  8. Bake 25 minutes at 175C.
    Swirl Bread
  9. Shape dough into rectangle.
  10. Spread softened butter over all or sections of surface.
  11. Sprinkle with brown sugar and raisins.
  12. Chop remaining apple slices from above. Spread evenly on dough.
  13. Roll from short side. Place seam side down in lightly greased bread pan.
  14. Let rise until 1.5-2x, about 30-45 minutes.
  15. Bake 175C for 30 minutes.

** I thought the dough was a little too sweet, and the apple filling didn't need any additional sugar. The bread was a little too airy for my liking. The turnovers were tasty and filling, but next time I'd like more filling and less bread.

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