Thursday, June 29, 2017
APPLE PECAN PRALINE BREAD
APPLE PECAN PRALINE BREAD Makes 1 loaf or 3 mini loaves BREAD 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans 1/2 cup diced apple 1 egg, beaten 1 cup applesauce 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted GLAZE 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 Tbsp milk 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a standard sized loaf pan (or three mini loaf pans). In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugars, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Fold in the pecans and apple to the dry ingredients. In a medium bowl, combine the egg, applesauce, and melted butter. Add to dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms, but do not overmix. Smooth batter into loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour (30 minutes for mini loaves) or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely. Once the bread is cool, prepare the glaze. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring brown sugar, butter and milk to a boil. Keep at a boil for 1 minute, whisking constantly. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and powdered sugar and using a hand mixer beat on medium speed until smooth. Pour the glaze immediately over the cooled bread and sprinkle with pecans.