Apple Pull Apart Bread (Gluten Free Vegan)
 
 
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Ingredients
Dough
  • 3 cups gluten free white all purpose flour mix
  • 1¼ cup + 2 tbsp milk of choice
  • 1 rapid yeast packet or 2½ tsp
  • 3 tsp xanthan or guar gum (omit if mix already contains gum)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp melted vegetable shortening + extra for parchment paper
Filling
  • 3 Tbsp shortening
  • 3 small apples (thinly cut)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2½ tsp cinnamon
Glaze (optional)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tsp water
Instructions
  1. Heat ¼ cup of milk of choice to 100 degrees. Add yeast and set aside for until foaming.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients for the dough. Combine yeast, melted shortening and remaining milk of choice.
  3. Vigorously mix ingredients by hand for 10 minutes or stand mixer for 5 minutes to help activate gum. Cover bowl and let dough rest for 10 minutes. Work on apples while waiting.
  4. Wash, peel and core apples. Thinly slice apples into small bite size bits, set aside until needed.
  5. Lightly grease a sheet of parchment paper the size of a baking sheet. With greased hands, gently press out dough to form a rectangle approximately 16x20 inches.
  6. Lightly spread shortening over entire dough. Mix cinnamon and brown sugar and evenly sprinkle over entire dough (reserve 2 Tbsp for sprinkling on top)
  7. Slice dough into 6 equal rows lengthwise (right to left) and 4 equal columns width wise (top to bottom)
  8. Gently drop apple bits over entire dough in a single layer. (You'll have a little apples left over)
  9. Carefully move each square into a 9 x 5 inch bread pan stacking upon one another. For the last end piece, make sure the filling side is down so the it won't stick to the pan. Sprinkle with remaining filling.
  10. Cover with plastic and allow to rise in a warm area for 20 minutes. (do not allow dough to double in size or risk collapse during baking)
  11. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until top turns golden brown and internal temp reaches 190 degrees F. Remove from oven and allow to sit in the pan to steam another 10 minutes before removing to fully cool on a wire rack.
  12. Top with glaze. Enjoyed best the first day.
Notes
It's important to slice the dough before placing the apples on top to help avoid holes/depressions where the apples being pushed down. Don't overload with too many apple slices there will be left over apples. Quickly stack dough into bread pan, not stuffing. Not all the dough may be used. You want it loose enough where the dough can expand and rise a bit before baking. Turning the end piece filling side away from the pan help cause less sticking.
Recipe by Petite Allergy Treats at http://petiteallergytreats.com/apple-pull-apart-bread-gluten-free-vegan/