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CINNAMON SWIRL BREAD with apples, dates and walnuts

CINNAMON SWIRL BREAD with apples, dates and walnuts

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So here it is!My new home 🙂 It feels so strange when I think I’ve got my own website. AAAAAA!!!I’VE GOT MY OWN WEB!I keep pinching myself…hoping I’m not going to wake up from this awesome dream 🙂 A lot of time and effort went into this new place. This includes some sleepless nights, when I woke up at 3.00 am with some new ideas and had to write them down in my ”secret” notebook using the light from my mobile phone. But you know – it was all worth it. It’s like moving house – you might hate all the hassle but when you sit down in your new place, you just feel happy.
And I am so bewilderingly happy! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Everything is possible.If you have a dream, you can really make it come true. But it doesn’t happen just like that. First of all,you make a wish, then you work hard for it, fail, work even harder, fail again, work harder and harder and you finally make it happen.(and of course making it happen feels like forever!) 🙂
So if there is something you really want, just keep going!

If any of you were here before, I would love to hear your feedback – please let me know what you think of the new website.

Ok!Recipe. It’s a pretty good occasion to celebrate,right? Let’s have a bash – a house welcoming party! 🙂 For this occasion I’ve made this awesome cinnamon swirl bread full of apples, dates and walnuts. The recipe comes form Joy the baker and it’s truly amazing. I’ve only made some small changes – used less sugar and more butter plus an extra yolk.Instead of berries I added apples, dates and walnuts to create more autumnal version. Hope you like it as much as I do. 🙂

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Makes one loaf



200 ml milk
12g fresh yeast or 6 g dry
pinch of sugar
300g bread flour
2 egg yolks
40g unsalted butter, melted(cooled down)


100g unsalted butter, room temperature
4 and 1/2 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
150g apples, peeled and diced
30g walnuts
50g dates
1 egg, beaten(for brushing)


Make the dough:

1.In a large bowl, heat milk until warm(but not hot). Stir in the yeast and sugar. Then add the egg yolk and melted butter. Whisk together until thoroughly combined and let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes.
2.Add the flour to the milk mixture, stirring everything until it comes together then knead the dough by hand until it’s smooth and elastic – this will take about 10 minutes. Shape dough into a ball and place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with cotton tea towel and let it rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Make the filling:

1.While the dough rises, combine the butter, sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.

Shape and bake the loaf:

1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2.Grease a 10″ cast iron skillet or pie plate.
3.After the dough has doubled in size, turn it out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead gently. Roll out dough to a 18″x12″ rectangle.
4.Spread the cinnamon filling over the dough into an even layer, leaving a 1″ border around the edges. Sprinkle apples, dates and walnuts over the cinnamon filling. Roll the dough up lengthwise into a long log and pinch seam to seal.
5.Using a sharp knife, cut the log in half lengthwise leaving 1 inch of the end uncut. Starting at the uncut end, braid the two pieces by carefully lifting the left strand over the right strand, repeating this motion until you reach the bottom of the dough.
6.Join the two ends, creating a ring with the dough, and press ends together. Transfer the dough ring to the prepared cast iron skillet or pie plate. Brush ring with the beaten egg.
7.Bake for 35 minutes until golden brown. Check with a skewer if it’s ready.(When you prick the bread, the skewer should come out clean – if it doesn’t keep in in the oven a little bit longer).
Enjoy xxx
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2 komentarze

  1. Nathalie C. | Devoted Foodie

    12/10/2014 at 21:20

    Love your new site! And, this recipe looks delicious. Yum!


    • Bea

      13/10/2014 at 17:57

      Thank you Nathalie 🙂 🙂 🙂 It means the world to me!


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