Dried Apple Sourdough Bread

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I found this recipe on daheim und unterwegs, and couldn’t resist the temptation to give it a try. With some aromatic homemade dried apples, crunchy peanuts and sunflower seeds, soaked rye berries, this sourdough bread has a hard crust, soft interior and makes a filling and wholesome lunch with a generous helping of salad. For the bread add-ins, don't limit yourself to just dried apples, peanuts and sunflower seeds. Great alternatives include dried figs, pecans, pumpkins, or dried beet. The original recipe calls for the combo of dried apples, carrots, celery root and hazelnuts.

Soaked RyeStarterFinal Dough
  • 200 g Rye berries
  • 4 g Salt
  • 200 ml Water, cold
  • 175 g Bread flour
  • 4 g Fresh yeast
  • 4 g Salt
  • 120 ml Water, at room temperature
  • 225 g Sourdough, 100% hydration
  • 404 g Soaked rye berries
  • 303 Starter
  • 200 g Wholewheat flour
  • 125 g Light rye flour
  • 180 g Bread flour
  • 15 g Fresh yeast
  • 12 g Salt
  • 310 ml Water, at room temperature
  • 200 g Dried apples, cut into smaller pieces
  • 200 g A mix of peanuts and sunflower seeds
  1. Place rye berries, salt, and cold water in a bowl. Set aside on counter overnight.
  2. Mix all the ingredients of starter in a bowl. Cover and set aside for an hour at room temperature. Refrigerate it for 15-24 hours before using.
  3. In the mixing bowl of your stand mixer, place in sourdough, soaked rye berries, starter, flours, fresh yeast, salt and water. Stir until a soft, pliable dough forms. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Add in chopped dried apples, and a mix of peanuts and seeds. Knead until all ingredients are well-distributed .
  4. Dust the dough with a little flour and cover it with a clean kitchen towel. Allow it to proof for about 30 minutes. Divide the dough into 2 portions. Shape each into a log and place them into two parchment paper lined loaf pans. Dust lightly again with some flour. Cover and proof for an hour until the dough reaches 90% of the pan.
  5. Place a baking tray at the bottom of oven and preheat to 230C/450F. Place the bread into the hot oven and pour a cup of hot water into the baking tray. Close the door of the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 190C/375F and continue to bake for 40-50 minutes until nicely golden brown and crusty.

http://schneiderchen.de | © 2011 | http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com

http://schneiderchen.de | © 2011 | http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com


Rosa's Yummy Yums 11/10/12 07:17

A wonderfully seasonal bread. Surely scrumptious.



Susan 11/10/12 07:21

I agree! What a wonderful bread to celebrate Fall; I'm imagining a piece slathered with butter right now:-D

Gerry @Foodness Gracious 11/10/12 07:54

I love this, mm spread with some great creamy cheese or butter!

thecompletecookbook 11/10/12 08:34

What a fantastic loaf Angie. I love this idea, as I do with all of your recipes.
:-) Mandy

cquek 11/10/12 09:01

I am always amazed when browsing through blogs how much I have to accomplish in the world of food.

Emma @ Food, Fork and Good 11/10/12 10:02

This is so cool! I love the final picture of that crusty loaf, I can just imagine how amazing that smelt when it came out of the oven!!

baker in disguise 11/10/12 10:31

What a hearty and wholesome rustic bread!!! and the choices when it comes to the additions are limitless!!

Mich - Piece of Cake 11/10/12 11:10

Wow, I have never baked with dried apples. I think its perfect in a bread. I shall keep this idea in mind...

Happy Cook / Finla 11/10/12 11:40

I love the isead if using the dried apples in the bread never thought of it and the bread looks so good as always.

All That I'm Eating 11/10/12 12:13

Oooh this looks so tempting, I love the idea of the dried apples.

Honey Bee Sweets 11/10/12 12:23

Wow, home made dried apples! I can imagine the slight tang from the apples. Gorgeous and healthy bread, love it!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 11/10/12 12:43

Just gorgeous Angie. Sourdough is one of my favorite breads, following rye. Love the apples you've incorporated.

Debra Eliotseats 11/10/12 13:30

What a great bread for the cooler fall season (finally)! This looks like a bit of prep time, but well worth the effort. I'm with you---this would make a great meal in itself.

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 11/10/12 15:13

What a nice hearty bread, perfect for the season! Looks delicious. I think I'd be nibbling on those apples before they even make it into the bread.

kitchen flavours 11/10/12 15:44

Lovely bread! Have not seen rye berries before! Using dried apples sounds so good!

Anne Regalado 11/10/12 16:06

Wonderful bread , Angie ! Love the flavors in that wholesome bread !

Ann@Anncoo Journal 11/10/12 16:59

I was thinking to make some dried apples too and your healthy bread looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing Angie.

Pam 11/10/12 17:27

You make the most delicious looking breads... this one sounds amazing.

Koko 11/10/12 18:57

This is so interesting! And I made dried spiced apples in my dehydrator just a couple days ago!

Catalina @ Cake with Love 11/10/12 19:12

Such a great idea to add dry apples to sourdough bread, you took it to a whole new level! It was already my favorite bread, but now I have to make mine, since there is no way I will find one with dried apples at my local supermarket!

Beth 11/10/12 21:52

What a great combination of flavors! I love the idea of changing it up by adding different kinds of dried fruit.

mylittleitaliankitchen 11/10/12 23:25

Good idea to use apples in bread. This is another one of your beautiful bakings Angie! These dried apples must be very sweet and crunchy. Very very nice!

Priya 11/10/12 23:29

Omg, bread looks mindblowing..fabulous!

Medeja 12/10/12 00:42

What a gread bread! Something I would never be able to master.. :)

Anne@FromMySweetHeart 12/10/12 04:56

Angie...you bake the most beautiful bread! I love everything about this! Your photos are just amazing! : )

Elisabeth 12/10/12 05:06

Angie, I'm in 'awe' your most creative, and super delicious sourdough bread. You are so generous in sharing all these amazing German recipes that we do not see in any magazines or books. The starter is such a great thing for this particular and other breads. Totally loving this bread with the slight sweetness of the dried apples:)xo

Tisa Jacob 12/10/12 06:30

This looks so wholesome, dried apples and bread sound really good.

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 12/10/12 06:35

Apple and sourdough sounds delectable!!

Baker Street 12/10/12 08:22

I haven't begun experimenting with sourdough yet but your post is totally inspiring me to!

Lynda Bay 12/10/12 09:56

Awesome, I didn't know about this. This is great. Thanks for sharing.

From the Kitchen 12/10/12 12:53

What a delicious blog! Thanks for stopping by and introducing yourself!!


lisa is cooking 12/10/12 13:07

Homemade dried apples sound fantastic in this. It's a great-looking loaf!

Joanne 12/10/12 14:32

I'm thinking this would be PERFECT for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! Or grilled cheese!

mjskit 12/10/12 16:27

Soaked rye berries? New one on me! Sounds quite delicious since I love a good rye bread, but this bread is far beyond just a rye bread. What a perfect loaf of deliciousness! (Love the Robert Frost quote! :) )

The Café Sucré Farine 12/10/12 16:48

Angie, I always know that when I click on your site there will be something REALLY pretty and REALLY good. You did not fail me today, this looks amazing!

Vicki Bensinger 12/10/12 17:03

This sounds delicious! I've been wanting to make some sort of apple bread. It's the perfect time of year to make when apples are abundant. Dried apples I'm sure give it a wonderful flavor.

Vicki Bensinger 12/10/12 17:04

This sounds delicious! I've been wanting to make some sort of apple bread. It's the perfect time of year to make when apples are abundant. Dried apples I'm sure give it a wonderful flavor.

CJ - Food Stories 12/10/12 17:50

Angie ... You always make the most interesting breads ... I love it :-)

Claudia 12/10/12 18:03

Pinned! I eat dried apples but have never cooked or baked with them. This is just alluring - and such an autumn beauty.

Barbara 12/10/12 18:08

Angie, that looks divine! I love your breads...always interesting, flavorful and healthy combinations.

Lorraine Joy Alegria-Vizcarra 12/10/12 20:32

The bread looks wonderful. I'm seriously in awe of your skill.

Amy (Savory Moments) 12/10/12 23:32

This looks fabulous. I tried to make sourdough starter recently with no luck. I need to try again!

Kristen 13/10/12 00:46

Such a lovely bread for a cold autumn day.

Rosita Vargas 13/10/12 01:28

Estupenda receta me gusta,abrazos y abrazos.

Patty 13/10/12 02:09

A perfect recipe for a Fall bread baking project! I would love a thick slice of this wholesome bread with a salad for lunch;-)

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 13/10/12 02:15

Totally appealing with the dried apples, so in season. And you added a great mix of nuts and stuff too. I bet it is amazing in the morning just toasted with butter.

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 13/10/12 02:17

Ooh, I think I like your version a lot more than the original. I don't know how celery root would be in this, but sunflower seeds are perfect!

Pegasuslegend 13/10/12 02:45

Who could resist this is perfect for apple season!

Adrian (What the Heck is Filipino Food) 13/10/12 05:39

I've been wanting to have a go at making sourdough, thanks fr the recipe and what a great use of dried apples

rita cooks italian 13/10/12 07:39

What a lovely bread Angie, I like the rustic flavours combined together. If only I could make a starter work!!!! Very inspiring.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover 13/10/12 11:13

Your bake always sound so healthy, your family is lucky to have you.

cquek 13/10/12 14:04

Every time I stop by your blog it is such a treat!

Lizzy Do 13/10/12 15:35

Angie, I love apples in baked goods! Your delicious, healthy bread sounds heavenly!!

Lite Home Bake 13/10/12 15:41

What an amazing loaf, very unique ingredients. Love the rustic look :)

Balvinder Ubi 13/10/12 18:15

I bought dried apples the other day for my daughter's snack but she is not eating, I should use them up for making bread. Looks an amazing loaf.

Norma Chang 14/10/12 01:47

You have such creative bread making ideas. I can just imagine the aroma in your house which would lead me directly to the kitchen.

Amy 14/10/12 07:47

Yum...what a creative loaf bread.

Munatycooking 14/10/12 14:58

I love bread and love the new delicious ideas you come up with, I never thought of adding dried apple to bread :)

the food dude 14/10/12 16:02

Awesome idea with the apples and nuts in sourdough bread, looks delicious!

Jeannie Tay 14/10/12 16:06

I can imagine how delicious this bread is, nutty and tangy from the apple, looks gorgeous too!

Katie!Cozydelicious 15/10/12 03:10

This bread looks wonderful. I love the bits of apple in there!

Cass @foodmyfriend 15/10/12 04:35

*mouth watering* This looks incredible. I haven't yet mastered the home sour dough. I killed my cultures!

Kathy 15/10/12 13:40

Angie, This is such a gorgeous bread…you are such a wonderful baker…I just love looking at your photos! I haven’t done much sour dough baking yet, but I have just bought a starter so I’m hoping to when I get home from Florida! Beautifully done!

grace 15/10/12 18:14

i simply love the flavor of sourdough bread, and it's even better when there are lots of goodies mixed in! this is a great recipe, angie!

lena 15/10/12 18:23

i find this loaf kind of unique with these ingredients, i never heard of rye berries and also my first time seeing dried apples, im sure this is a great loaf even without having any spread on it!

Geni 15/10/12 19:54

How gorgeously rustic. The fall-inspired flavors just sound divine.

Terra 16/10/12 05:40

Looks beautiful! I love the different textures in this bread, and the flavors sound delicious:-) Hugs, Terra

Sue 16/10/12 06:18

What a gorgeous loaf of bread for fall!

My Italian Smorgasbord 16/10/12 20:32

lovely lovely loaf!! thumb up for nutritious bread which can be a meal in itself. first time a see a loaf with dried apples, very original!

petit4chocolatier 17/10/12 00:56

I love bread! And this looks like my kind of bread! I have never eaten rye berries, and it sounds so good!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 18/10/12 00:05

What a beautiful, delicious and hearty bread, Angie! This could be lunch for me with some fruit ;)

Kit @ i-lostinausten 18/10/12 07:56

Awesome recipe & it looks so delicious & healthy too! My kind of bread! YUM! :)

Helene Dsouza 18/10/12 12:09

I ahevn't dared to make sourdough in since college time. Yours looks so tempting angie, I am day dreaming of your bread already! =P

Amelia 19/10/12 05:00

Hi Angie, beautiful bread and very well baked. You're excellent!

Have a nice week ahead.

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 21/10/12 01:50

Angie, I love this idea! And it looks absolutely delicious and you did a fabulous job with the styling.

My Little Space 22/10/12 15:01

YOu know what? You have just tempted me to make my own dried apples. Oooo...can't wait to try it out soon. Hopefully, I'll have time.

jhl 22/10/12 18:53

So inspired! Thanks for posting this ... I will have to tell my husband, who is the bread baker in our house, to give it a try!

Mary 25/10/12 08:02

This sounds delicious! I never thought of adding dried apples to a bread, but I bet it was great.

Simply Life 29/10/12 00:20

oh what a fabulous bread recipe! we have so many apples right now- I would love this!

aimee@clevermuffin 30/10/12 06:15

Awesome idea! Dried apples... I'm going to give that a go. I love making sour dough but I can never keep the starter, always goes mouldy :(

Ella - Home Cooking Adventure 30/10/12 08:49

What a delicious looking bread. I love sourdough bread but wouldn't have thought to use apples. Did you dry the apples or found on store? I would really like to give this a try.

Roz P. 12/11/12 18:14

Oh Angie, I 've missed reading your blog while I was gone and first came upon this recipe that I must say, sounds delicious with the sourdough and apples! What a treat this must have been!

Be well,

Rachael Fowler 10/7/13 20:22

I love your blog!!!
Have you ever used any starters from a company called Sourdough's International?
I keep hearing about them but I want some reviews from some fellow bakers.. If anyone knows, let me know! Thanks : )

ofbreadandquinces 8/9/14 13:03

i made this, http://ofbreadandquinces.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/ryewheat-sourdough-with-rye-berries/.
Thanks for the recipe, and you have a really great blog!


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