What would I do differently next time - Soak the dried fruit to plump them a bit, and I think the bread would look lovely if you replaced some of the golden raisins with dark raisins or dried cranberries. Okay, here's my photo tutorial. As a reminder, the recipes made during this project are not being shared, but I will share my commentary about each recipe, followed by a full photo tutorial. salt 1 1/2 c. unbleached wheat flour 1 tsp. Place the loaf, seam side down, on a parchment lined sheet pan and cover with plastic wrap that has been coated with cooking spray. See more ideas about swedish … With a piece of tape, mark the side of the container at approximately where double the height of the dough should be after rising. I'm not generally a fan of dried apricots, but I really liked them in this recipe. Again, lightly coat the surface of the dough with nonstick cooking spray, cover with plastic wrap, and mark where double the height should now be after rising. The torpedo-shaped dough should be about 10 by 3 by 2 inches high. The top slash doesn't quite have the right angle. Fold down the two upper corners about 3 inches to form a triangle and press down the dough. Bake for 5 minutes, then lower the heat to 400F and continue baking for 30-40 minutes. 4. (The dough will fill the container fuller than before because it is puffier with air.) While the bread is baking the apricot bits on the surface will probably burn. Cover and let the biga sit at room temperature for 6 hours. Set it on the prepared baking sheet. Program the machine to mix for 3 minutes and set it to go through the 3 minutes of mixing. Next up - Golden Orange Panettone, February 9, 2015. Okay, now for the fun part. Transfer the biga to a 2-cup container that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Room temperature, 2 days; airtight: frozen, 3 months. Stir once or twice to ensure even toasting and avoid overbrowning. Swedish Speja (Apricot, Raisin, Walnut Bread) Makes: Two 10 inch by 3 3/4 inch by 3 inch high loaf 20.2 ounces / 573 grams. Cut into small circles 2 1/2 or 3 inches. Swedish Apricot Nut Bread This is my mom’s recipe. Chill 1 hour. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and allow to sit at room temperature for 20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 450°F/230°C. Moisten edges with water. Oct 7, 2018 - This type of Swedish spiced seeded spelt loaf is very popular in Scandinavia at Christmas time. Oatmeal Soda Bread with Apricots is so easy to make. NOTE:  a variation of this recipe has been published here. Grated rind of 1 lemon (Make sure … I served it with a generous schmear of really ripe triple creme brie - flavor match made in heaven! Cover the container with a lid or plastic wrap. 1 egg, slightly beaten. Bread Machine Method Into the container of the bread machine, pour the water. Cool completely. (The longer amount of storage offers more flavor. (The dough should weigh about 18 ounces/510 grams.) Whisk in the salt. Let the dough rest (autolyse) for 20 minutes. Rose suggested a temperature of 75F to 85F so I split the difference. Mix into a dough. I've been in the states over 50 yrs and have missed so many things and getting recipes for what I long for is exciting so I hope you will enjoy this as much as I am. If using dried yeast, dissolve in the warm milk first, let stand 10 minutes, then add the rest of … Mix in the melted butter until thoroughly blended, then fold in the apricots, cheese, fennel seeds, lemon zest, and almonds. I used a quarter sheet pan because it fits inside my bread proofing box. The recipe also calls for gold medal bread flour - it's much easier to find. Forty-five minutes or longer before baking, set an oven rack at the lowest level and place the baking stone or baking sheet on it. Here are the dried apricots. soft butter 1/2 c. honey or real maple syrup 1 tsp. Let the dough rise in a warm place (ideally at 75° to 85°F/24° to 29°C) for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, until about 11 by 3½ by 2⅛ inches high, and when pressed gently with a fingertip, the depression fills in very slowly. My dough reached the proper height in about an hour. If time allows, for extra flavor, give the bread the second rise overnight in the refrigerator instead. We're going to need this biga in a minute, but first we need to weigh the dried fruit. Turn the walnuts onto a clean dish towel and roll and rub them around to loosen the skins. To make ckbk work, we log user data. The pan on the oven floor is going to take quite a bit of abuse. You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right. Place a sheet pan or cast iron pan lined with foil on the oven floor. This blob of dough is starting to look good - transfer it to a 2-quart container that has been coated with nonstick cooking spray and allow it to double in size - approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Use sharp scissors, dipped in water if it is sticky, to cut the biga into many small pieces, letting them drop into the water. I liked the brown color achieved, but I was surprised the bread didn't rise a bit more in the oven. Okay, I'm over it. But lately I’ve been diving deep into bread baking and I knew I wanted to make some sort of yeasted bread with the apricots. Add the eggs one at a time, beating … Cool the bread on a wire rack for 2 full hours before slicing. The only thing you have to beware of when using fresh apricots, you need to use the sweetest apricots you can find. Give it a four-sided stretch and fold (gently stretch out one side at a time and fold it into the center). Place a baking stone on the bottom rack of the oven. Not sure that really mattered, but that's what I was thinking. You can do this at room temperature, or use a bread proofing box if you have one. Set the apricots in a staggered row lengthwise across the dough, under the triangle. Place a cast iron pan, lined with aluminum foil to prevent rusting, or a sheet pan on the floor of the oven. When I saw this Apricot Ginger Bread come out of the Test Kitchen, I was in awe. *As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Let the dough rest for 20 minutes. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. With a silicone spatula or wooden spoon, stir in the water. Mix with a spoon until combined. Cover and rest for 1 hour if the dough was refrigerated (20 minutes if not). I think one of the … Add the raisins and walnuts and knead on low speed for about 1 minute, or until evenly incorporated. Bread Machine Method Into the container of the bread machine, pour the water. With a straight-edge razor blade or sharp knife, make three ½ inch deep by 2½ inch long diagonal slashes in the top of the dough. I bought the book but, of course, it was in Swedish. 2 Tbsp softened butter. Copyright © 2014 by Cordon Rose, LLC. Cover the dough and let it rest for 20 minutes before shaping (1 hour if it has been refrigerated). Stagger the dried apricots just below the folds. Add another 50ml/1¾fl oz water and … The directions say, "stir for 3-5 minutes", but it's kind of weird to stir a solid mass for so long. To make the dough, place the strong white flour, salt, butter, warm milk, yeast and egg in a mixing bowl. By using ckbk, you agree to our, Oven Temperature 325°F/160°C for the walnuts; 450°F/230°C, then 400°F/200°C for the bread. Happily, one of the commenters on my blog offered to translate it for me. 1) Soften the starter In a large bowl, or mixer bowl if using a stand mixer, place the water and tear in the starter in small pieces. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. I wasn't able to find pumpernickel flour or coarse rye flour, but I did find stone ground rye. Right on the tail end of finishing this bread, our kitchen renovation started, so things have been "slightly" hectic. The dough is then returned to the 2-quart container and you can either let it double in size at room temperature for 45 - 60 minutes, or let it rest in the refrigerator overnight. Jul 30, 2015 - I'm Swedish born and bred and a bakers daughter so I am really excited about this board. Start the first slash about 1 inch from the top end of the dough and start each of the following 2 slashes about 1 inch before the end of the preceding one. Then you simply mix in the other ingredients and pop it into the oven. Today Rose's Alpha Bakers share our 10th selection as we bake our way through The Baking Bible. Program the machine to knead for 10 minutes. 3/4 c chopped walnuts. But, even after the apricot season, you will be able to make these lovely Apricot Almond Pastries with canned apricots or even peaches, if the peaches are somewhat small. Stir to form a soft dough. Then flip it over and tuck the corners under. 5. Select the Dough cycle and press Start. Twenty minutes or longer before baking, set an oven rack in the middle level of the oven and preheat the oven to 325°F/160°C. Okay, this recipe begins with a biga made with both flours. I also didn't place the apricots all the way to the edges of the dough because I was concerned doing so would prevent the loaf from staying closed. I chose to use my vegetable roasted pan. Special ingredients and/or equipment needed - pumpernickel or coarse rye flour, half sheet pan, parchment paper, dried apricots, golden raisins, walnuts. By the way, Rose apparently told one of the Alpha Bakers that the rye flour can be replaced with the same amount of bread flour, so there you go. One word of caution here. Immediately shut the door and bake for 5 minutes. In a bread machine, put milk, egg, butter, sugar, salt, bread flour, and yeast in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Swedish Apricot Walnut Bread Geez Louis, I'm behind with my posts! I probably did it for a minute or so before I declared the step done. However, the spiced savoury loaf packed with nutritious spelt flour, dried fruit and seeds, is perf… Method. Starting from the top, roll the dough to encase the apricots. TBB – Swedish Apricot Walnut Bread February 02, 2015 by Monica in Baking , Baking Club , Bread , Cookbooks , The Baking Bible As a home baker, I think we all get comfortable with our baking, collecting those recipes that speak to your own flavor profiles and those of our family. 1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt (I used Himalayan pink salt) 1/2 teaspoon rapid rise, instant, bread machine, or active dry yeast (I tested using rapid rise and active dry) 1 and 1/3 cups water, slightly warmed. (An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read about 205°F/96°C.). In a separate bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy. My intended taste testers for this bread included a person who is allergic to nuts so I omitted them. Like a nice comfy blanket, no matter what, when you wrap yourself in it, you are safe. I made this bread for the Julbord ('Christmas table') which is the main meal served during Christmas (on the 24th December). Optional ingredients and/or equipment suggested - digital scale, digital instant read thermometer, bread proofing box, clean spray bottle, shallow disposable foil pan. This bread is meant to be served with a cheese course but it is still delicious with a healthy slather of butter. I weighed the exact amount of apricots, but ended up adding one more to make it look pretty. 1 c dried apricots. My cast iron skillets were too tall to fit under the baking rack so that wasn't an option. Swedish Apricot Walnut Bread - ButterYum Today Rose's Alpha Bakers share our 10th selection as we bake our way through The Baking Bible . This is a great breakfast and snacking bread, and leftover slices are perfect for french toast. TBB - Luxury Chocolate Buttercrunch Toffee, TBB - Bourbon (Whiskey) Pecan Butter Balls, The Hazelnut Praline Cookies that Never Were, TBB - Praline Meringue Ice Cream Sandwiches, Touch of Grace Biscuits - The Bread Bible, TBB - Chocolate Pavarotti with Wicked Good Ganache, TBB - Golden Orange Panettone with Chocolate Sauce, As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Put the flour, salt, yeast, butter, sugar, eggs, milk and 50ml/1¾fl oz water in a bowl. Add more salt and mix on medium speed for 7 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk together the bread flour, pumpernickel flour, and yeast. Let it rise until it reaches the mark, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Disclamer - this recipe was photographed over the course of two days, at all different times of the day - please forgive the horrid nighttime pics. Using sharp scissors, cut the biga into small pieces and place them in the bowl. It looked like something you’d pay top dollar for in a high-end bakery. Let the dough rise in a warm place (ideally at 75° to 85°F/24° to 29°C) until it reaches the mark, 1 to 1½ hours. Plan Ahead Make the biga a minimum of 1 day or preferably 3 days ahead. This fantastically easy yeast bread is made with all-purpose flour, chopped dried apricots, and candied orange peel. Use baking soda A simple modified brioche bread and I have this braided apricot yeast bread with dried blueberries. I discovered this exceptional bread called speja (which translates as “scout” or “spy”) from an award winning Swedish book by baker Johan Sörberg when I visited his bakery, Riddarbageriet, in Stockholm. It’s really simple to make you just need to plan ahead to soak the dried fruit in advance. Add the salt and set the machine to go through the knead cycle, which will include 3 minutes of mixing and 7 minutes of kneading. 1 c sugar. Fold the 4 sides in toward the center of the dough. 1 1/2 c. dried apricots 1 1/2 c. water 2 tbsp. Continue baking for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and a skewer inserted into the center comes out almost clean. And this bread recipe looks simple compared to Panettone.. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured counter and press the dough down to flatten it slightly. Jan 4, 2016 - As a home baker, I think we all get comfortable with our baking, collecting those recipes that speak to your own flavor profiles and those of our family. Sprinkle on the salt and knead the dough on medium speed for about 7 minutes. Apricot bread. Quickly but gently set the baking sheet on the hot stone or baking sheet and toss a handful (about ½ cup) of ice cubes into the pan on the oven floor. TBB: Swedish Apricot Walnut Bread . The bread is done when an internal temperature of 205F is reached. When you reach the bottom edge of the dough, pinch it firmly against the outside of the dough to make a tight seam. As our fearless leader, Marie Wolf said, "we are nothing if not ecumenical in this group, and so it is not surprising that we mark Jewish Arbor Day." I don't think the recipe specified seam side down, but it seemed like the logical thing to do. Using a spatula or dough scraper that has been lightly coated with nonstick cooking spray, turn the dough onto a lightly floured counter and gently press down on the dough to form a rectangle. Grease a 9" x 5" loaf pan. Stand Mixer Method Into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, pour the water. Coarsely break the nuts into a bowl, scraping off and discarding as much of the skins as possible. I had to release the excess gas from my container a couple times - probably wouldn't have needed to do that if I had covered my container with plastic wrap. I don't have a lame, so I used a new retractable box cutter that I purchased to use in the kitchen. Push down the dough and lightly coat the surface with nonstick cooking spray. It was as visually stunning as it was delicious, but I moved on with my work day and forgot about it until a few months later. All rights reserved. Okay, so I need to hone my dough slashing skills. Mist the dough with water. (See recommended rising environments.). Place room temperature water in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the raisins and walnuts and reset the machine to mix for 3 minutes. The original recipe involved making a sourdough starter, but because I didn’t want anyone to miss out on this special bread, I adapted it using a simple biga, which also gives it amazing depth of flavor. Crank the heat up to 450F for at least 45 minutes before baking. It's my "sacrificial" pan - the one that I don't mind how abused or burnt or bent or beat up it gets. This is when I start baking up my apricot blueberry coffee cake, apricot, cherry and plum pie or my blueberry Swedish cake. Alpha Bakers: Swedish Apricot Walnut Bread Aye, we are making full recipe this week, matey! How does it taste - Better than expected, especially when paired with a very ripe triple creme brie. I incorporate less flour when I use a pastry cloth so I pulled mine out. Time to slash the dough with 1/2-inch deep slits. Start rolling from the top down - roll tightly. Jul 14, 2020 - I have to say that I'd forgotten how much I respect the process of making bread by hand (and the Kitchen Aid), and I'm so thankful to be part of the Alpha Bakers so that I can rediscover it again. How does it look - As a whole loaf, it's nothing to write home about, however, when sliced, this bread's stunning beauty is revealed. You can set your address, phone number, email and site description in the settings tab.Link to read me page with more information. Fold the top corners down about 3 inches. Whisk those ingredients together in a small bowl. Cover the dough loosely with plastic wrap that has been lightly coated with cooking spray. Remove the bread from the oven and transfer it from the baking sheet onto a wire rack to cool completely, top-side up, at least 2 hours. Lower the heat to 400°F/200°C and continue baking for 15 minutes. Time to shape the loaf. She has made it for several family holiday gatherings. 3/4 cup dried apricots, quartered. Press the risen dough into a rectangle, stretching the 4 sides as needed. This week's selection - Swedish Apricot Walnut Bread. Cover the top of the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rest for 20 minutes. 1/2 to 1 c brandy. Then pop the loaf into the screaming hot oven, toss the ice cubes into the pan on the oven floor, and quickly close the oven door. Author: Faithy | at:Monday, February 02, 2015 | Category : Bread, RAB | Baking the Panettone has pushed me into bread-making mode. With dried cherries instead of golden raisins, due to raisin-phobia among some of the intended audience. I pushed the blade out until it reached 1/2-inch long. Preheat the oven too 350°F. 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