Glazed Apricot Breakfast Bread

French style breakfast bread
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Ingredients

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3 cups and 2 tbsp Bread flour strong
¼ cup Golden Caster sugar
¼ oz sachet Active dry yeast
6 tbsp and 2 tsp Milk
4 Eggs
⅔ cup Butter very soft
2 pods Cardamon seeds
3 tbsp Muscovado sugar light
4 Apricots fresh, stoned and chopped into small chunks
to taste Icing sugar to decorate
to taste Flaked almonds toasted, to decorate

Nutritional information

415
Calories
48.7g
Fat
48.7g
Carbohydrates
415g
Protein
1.6g
Fiber
0.4g
Sodium
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    A few years ago, I tasted Glazed Apricot Breakfast Bread for the first time and I just knew I had to learn how to make it. I was in a hotel in Paris and every morning, the breakfast buffet table would be heaving under the weight of all the freshly baked pastries, jams, fresh fruit and French cheeses. Of all the food on offer, my favorite by far was a type of Danish pastry dotted with fresh apricots and drizzled on top with icing sugar.

    This recipe is not the simplest thing to make, but it sure is the tastiest! It’s bound to impress any guests that come to stay. Make sure you factor in time for proving the dough!

    To make Glazed Apricot Breakfast Bread, you will need the following ingredients:

    Glazed Apricot Breakfast Bread Recipe-Apricot Breakfast Bread Recipe-How to Make a Glazed Apricot Breakfast Bread

    So, how to make Glazed Apricot Breakfast Bread?

    Steps

    1
    Done
    5

    Make dough

    Place the flour, sugar, yeast, milk and 3 of the eggs into a mixer bowl. Using a dough hook, start by mixing on slow, then increase the speed to medium until the dough is smooth and pops back when you put a finger in it.

    2
    Done
    1h

    Let the dough rise

    Cover the bowl with cling wrap or an environmentally alternative (like beeswax wraps). Leave for an hour until the dough doubles in size.

    3
    Done
    5

    Add butter

    Using the dough hook, beat in the butter until fully incorporated.

    4
    Done
    2

    Knead and roll

    Lightly flour a work surface. Put the dough onto the work surface and knead briefly. Roll the dough out to a rectangle which is about 6-7 inches wide.

    5
    Done
    2

    Combine the muscovado and cardamon seeds

    Crush the cardamon seeds in a mortar along with the muscovado sugar.

    6
    Done
    2

    Place the apricot chunks on the dough

    Place the apricot chunks along one side of the dough vertically. Sprinkle with the cardamom mixture. Fold the other side of dough over and press down firmly.

    7
    Done
    2

    Cut the dough and plait

    Take the dough and make three vertical cuts starting about ¾ inch from the top. Plait the 3 strips. Tuck both ends under the plaited dough.

    8
    Done
    3h

    Place the dough to the fridge

    Place the dough on a baking sheet lined with a parchment paper and lightly greased. Cover loosely with buttered cling wrap (or environmentally friendly alternative). Place the dough to the refrigerator for a minimum of 2-3 hours or ideally overnight.

    9
    Done
    5

    Heat the oven

    Turn on the oven to 355 °F.

    10
    Done
    2

    Brush the bread with egg

    Beat the remaining egg. Brush it over the top and sides of the bread.

    11
    Done
    30

    Bake

    Place the bread in the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes or until it is golden brown on top and slightly risen.

    12
    Done
    20

    Allow to cool and then ice

    Allow the bread to cool slightly. While it is cooling, mix the icing sugar with a little water to make a thick but still pourable icing. Drizzle it back and forth in a zig zag shape over the top of the bread. Sprinkle with flaked almonds.

    13
    Done

    Serve

    Serve warm with lots of hot coffee.

    This Glazed Apricot Breakfast Bread will go down a treat with your overnight guests! Give it a try and don’t forget to tag #cookmerecipes in your baking posts!

    Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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