Haniela's: ~Apple Lattice Coffee Cake ~

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

~Apple Lattice Coffee Cake ~

 

 Apple Lattice Coffee Cake
Dough:

1/2 cup + 2 tbl  whole milk
1 package active dry yeast
1/2tsp sugar
6 tablespoons sugar
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced, room temperature
1 teaspoon salt
3 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon finely grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 to 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

Filling:
1/4 stick unsalted butter
6 tablespoons (packed) light brown sugar
Your favorite apples (about 4 medium), peeled, cored, quartered, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices
Juice of one lemon
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup raisins or currants

1/3 cup quick cooking oats


Topping
Egg wash
roughly chopped walnuts,cinnamon sugar

Make the dough

MILK MIXTURE : Place butter, 1/4 cup and 2tbl of milk, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan, over medium -low heat, stir until sugar dissolves and butter melts, and all is combined. Let cool to room temperature.
YEAST MIXTURE :Place 1/4 cup of warm milk/not hot/ and 1/2tsp of sugar in a cup, sprinkle yeast on the top and using a fork combine the milk with yeast. Let stand for 5 minutes, until you see bubbles on the top.

  Whisk milk mixture into the  yeast mixture,  add egg yolks, orange peel, and spices. Add 2 cups flour; mix with rubber spatula until dough comes together. Turn dough out onto floured work surface. Knead until smooth and silky, sprinkling with more flour by tablespoonfuls as needed, about 6 minutes. Place in clean large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and kitchen towel. Place in warm draft-free area; let rise until light and almost doubled in volume, about 2 1/2 hours.Good place is inside of the oven.It may take longer than 2 1/2 hours, just keep an eye on it.

Make the filling

Melt butter in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add brown sugar. Cook until thick grainy sauce forms, about 1 minute. Mix in apples and raisins / if using/ Cook until apples are tender and sauce is reduced to glaze, tossing often, about 7 minutes. Mix in all grated peel and spices. Cool filling at least 30 minutes, or until room temperature.

Assembly
Place large sheet of foil on work surface; spray with nonstick spray. Turn dough out onto foil. Roll out to 14x12-inch rectangle. Sprinkle quick cooking oats in 4-inch-wide strip down center, leaving 1/2-inch border at top and bottom. Arrange apple mixture with any juices atop crumbs. Starting 1/2 inch from each long side of apples, cut straight to edge of dough at 1-inch intervals, making about 13 strips on each side. Fold dough strips alternately and on slight angle over filling, forming lattice. Seal open ends of dough.

Slide foil with dough onto large rimmed baking sheet; trim foil overhang. Cover cake loosely with plastic and towel. Place cake in warm draft-free area; let dough rise until light and puffy, about 1 3/4 hours.
Brush cake with egg wash and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and chopped walnuts or almonds, if using.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake cake uncovered until golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Gently run spatula under cake to loosen from foil. Cool 30 minutes.

Recipe is part of a project ~ APPLE A DAY~

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This recipe was adapted from Epicurious, I changed it slightly to my liking.
For example vanilla cookies where used instead of oats. I always try to incorporate more healthy ingredients in my baking and  I thought oats would be a great way to get more fiber into the diet.Plus if you have a picky eater..he/she'll never know that oats were in the cake.
I love addition of nuts as a topping, as they bake they develop more flavor and with juicy apple filling they are
really scrumptious. I also added raisins, if you have time soak them in dark rum for added flavor, but only if kids are not eating the cake.
This cake takes more time to make than others, but I found it well worth it.

Tomorrow, I will be making an easy fix for any day of the week.

1 comment:

  1. Looks so good! I have to 'suffer' a month and drool over your baked goods daily till end November..! :S lol!
    There's even a video link to it! So cool!

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