Sunday, November 29, 2009

Apple Bran Bread [makes 4 loaves]

I am making this at present, at David's request--had a terrible time finding the book with the recipe in it, and, did a search to see if I'd sent it but came up dry, so, once I found the book, decided to type it out for you as I  make's a yummy bread, especially good when spread with cream cheese.
2  cups raisin bran [or bran flakes if you're not fond of raisins]
1/2 cup sugar
2 T. butter
1 1/2 cups sweetened applesauce
pour 1 1/2 cup boiling water over above ingredients in large bowl and let stand until lukewarm.
Dissolve 1 cake or packet [I buy mine bulk, so 1 1/2 Tbs.] yeast in 1/3 cup warm water, and add to lukewarm mixture [be sure is not too warm, lest it kill the yeast] and knead in sufficient flour to make bread dough--apx. 8 cups.  Knead.  cover and let sit to raise apx. 1 hour or until doubled.  Knead again, cover and let raise again until doubled.  punch down, divide into 4 loaves and shape, and place into greased pans, cover and let raise until doubled [apx. 1 hour]. Bake about 45-50 min in preheated 350 oven...yummmmmy!

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