I m baking for #BreadBakers after a very long time. Since i m already doing Bake-a-thon along with some fellow bloggers, i didn't want to miss this month's Bake for #BreadBakers too. This month's theme was Overnight Breakfast Breads, hosted by Holly Baker. Overnight bread's are a blessing when you have a family that is always hungry when they wake up and want a delicious breakfast right in the bed. Mine is one such family. They are voraciously hungry on weekends, so the moment they are up, they come to the kitchen like a jerry mouse smelling its cheese, asking me "What is for Breakfast amma?".
Mommies too need their equal share of weekend, what say? Overnight breakfast bread, can be prepared the previous day, kneaded, shaped, and left it the fridge to proof. Next day morning, you just need to keep them out for an hour and bake. I already have an overnight No Knead Bread, both sweet and savory.
While looking for some interesting bakes, i came across this Apple Fritter monkey bread from Barbara bakes. Oh i just loved the look of it, made it immediately this weekend, ohh we loved it totally. The whole house smelled delicious with cinnamon and apples, something which no air freshner can match.
I have altered the recipe a bit, to suit our taste. I served it with generous chocolate sauce and some toasted seeds and nuts. It was one awesome breakfast.
Inspired from Barbara Bakes
2 Cups Whole Wheat flour
2 cups All purpose flour
2 & ¼ teaspoon instant yeast
¼ cup sugar
2 teaspoon salt
⅓ cup of fruit juice( i used store-bought peach-pineapple juice)
2 tablespoon of chia seeds or ¼ cup of flax-seed meal
3 tablespoon butter
½ - ¾ cup warm milk
Chocolate Sauce and toasted nuts and seeds for Serving
3 Royal Gala Apples
2 tablespoon butter
2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
3 tablespoon sugar
Let's make the apples first.
- Wash, peel and core the apples. Chop them into small cubes. In a sauce pan, melt butter, add chopped apples, sugar and cinnamon to it.
- Cook in a slow flames, until apples are cooked soft and almost all the liquid evaporates. Let it cool completely.
To Make the dough
- Add the chia seeds/flaxseed meal to the fruit juice and let it sit until used .
- Take both the flours, yeast, sugar and salt together in a food processor bowl. Run the processor to mix the flours well.
- Add chia seeds infused fruit juice to the flour mix and start kneading. Now slowly add warm milk to it. Kneading as you add. Do not add all the milk at the same time. I made this mistake and ended up having the shaggiest dough everrrrrr!!.
- Add around ½ cup milk to the dough and knead the dough. When it comes together as a ball, add the cooked apples to the dough and continue kneading to a soft dough.
- Once done, remove the dough on to a floured kneading surface and knead well to a smooth and soft dough.
- Let the dough rest in a well-oiled bowl for 90 minutes. Since the climate here is a bit cold these days, i allowed it to proof for 90 minutes. If it is warm in your place then 1 hour would be more than enough for the dough to double up.
- Once the dough doubles, remove it on to a floured kneading surface, punch it down to remove the excess air. Knead a couple of times. Divide the dough into 45-60 small portions. I baked the bread in two different pans. If you have a 12 cup bundt pan, then you can make it as a single bundt.
- Grease the pan liberally with melted butter, layer the balls in the pan. Original recipe, dipped the ablls in butter and coated with some cinnamon sugar, that would way tooo much calorie for my family, so avoided doing that.
- Once the balls are layered in the pan, brush the top liberally with melted butter and spread some sugar. Cling-wrap the pan and let it sit in the fridge overnigt or atleast 6-8 hours.
- Next day morning, an hour before you bake, take the pan out and let it sit on the counter for an hour or until it reaches room temperature.
- Preheat the oven to 200C and bake the bread for 30 minutes. Once out, remove the bread to a cooking rack, brush again with melted butter and let it cool compeltely before you rip it apart!!! 🙂
- While serving, pour a liberal amount of chocolate sauce and sprinkle roasted seeds and nuts and eat like a royal. After all you should eat breakfast like a King!!! 🙂
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December is a busy time for celebrations and getting together with family and friends. It is always nice to think ahead and to make dishes ahead of time so that you-- the baker-- can enjoy the fruits (or breads!) of your labor with your loved ones. Here is what the group is sharing today, enjoy!
Braided Holiday Stollen from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Bran Muffins from Cali's Cuisine
- Christmas Morning Muffins from Food Lust People Love
- Christmas Morning Sticky Buns from Sara’s Tasty Buds
- English Muffins from Ruchik Ranhap
- Fruity Butter Bread from Magnolia Days
- Gingerbread Breakfast Loaf from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Herbert’s Traditional Overnight Bread Loaf from G’Gina’s Kitchenette
- Old Fashioned Doughnuts from Cooking Club
- Onion Bagels from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Overnight Apple Fritters Monkey Bread from I Camp in My Kitchen
- Overnight Belgian-Style Yeast Waffles from A Baker’s House
- Overnight Brioche Cinnamon Rolls from Hostess at Heart
- Overnight Pecan Sticky Bread from Cook’s Hideout
- Stollen Muffins from Baking in Pyjamas
This is also part of the Bake-a-thon 2015
A great flavor idea to add the fruit juice!
This looks like a perfect breakfast treat!
very nice bread 😉
Priya your pull apart overnight apple fritters monkey bread looks so pretty to eat! Fabulous and festive looking for Christmas!
Priya your pull apart monkey bread looks soooo very delicious with all those flavours packed in it and poured over it too!! I relished a virtual bite 🙂
What a yummy looking bread Priya. Love that chocolate sauce and dry fruit topping. So delicious.
Holly @ abakershouse.com
This is an ideal way to feed a hungry family. It would make for a wonderful start to the weekend if this was in the kitchen at my house!
That chocolate sauce takes your monkey bread over the top! I bet your family was happy =)
I would love to wake up to this bread. Apple fritters are my favorite, and our bread looks delicious!
I am just drooling at the sight of the bread... just so good! I have folk who wake up so late during weekends, that they literally don't want breakfast, so I end up making something for myself and HD only, and also such sweet bakes would be a big no-no in between our people... :/ But I would love to bake this with half the quantitiy sometime... bookmarked!
A Day in the Life on the Farm
Oh my goodness what a decadent treat for breakfast.
Just a droolworthy bread, i can imagine having them for my sunday brunxh, too tempting.
This is one such yummy looking monkey bread..absolutely delicious one.
Absolutely amazing looking monkey bread!!
its 4:30 pm now and I dont mind someone baking me that bread :-)) I was looking for a fritter but then saw a bread 🙂 Interesting !! sad to have missed breadbakers edition this month :((
OMG - this looks heavenly - definitely a decadent indulgence
Oh my ,the bread looks so tempting.Bookmarked.
Mouthwatering bread. I can have it right now as a dessert. All the chocolate and nuts are very tempting.
So beautifully baked Priya..bookmarked for sure..guess I will endup marking everything on your list!..
Love the bread Priya, looks delicious.....bookmarked the recipe.