Dried fruit and Tonka bean bread
Bread maker recipe
200 ml of milk*
120 ml of water
1 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of coconut sugar (or normal)
20 ml of oil or melted butter
1/2 grated Tonka bean
5 to 8 Mahlèb seeds**
4 tablespoons of dried fruit (minced, for the big ones)***
540 g of sifted flour (I often mix whole wheat organic flour with organic flour T65)
8 g baker’s yeast
* Or just water (320 ml). You can also use coconut milk, oat milk, almonds milk, rice milk or else.
** I buy Tonka beans and Mahlèb on the internet. They are not something common, but the fragrance and flavor deserve to be known and lived!!! This is the key to our favorite bread!
*** I usually mix cranberries, raisins and goji berries. If the fruits are very dry, soak them in advance.
I use a bread maker machine. Thus, I only have to pour everything into the device in the order indicated. I program on classic bread, 500 g, maximum baking.
If you don’t have a machine, start by diluting the yeast in warm milk. Let rest. Meanwhile, sift the flour in a bowl. Make a hollow in the middle. Sprinkle with the sugar and salt. Then pour in the liquid ingredients and the yeast, as well as the dried fruits and the flavorings.
Mix carefully until you get a smooth dough. Sprinkle with more flour if necessary. Transfer the dough into a baking dish, lined with parchment paper. Leave aside to rest for at least 1 hour. Covered with stretch film and near a radiator (or other hrat source), the dough swells well.
Preheat the oven to 180°C and directly proceed to baking. Your bread should be wearing a nice golden color, which takes about 40 minutes.
Let cool on a rack before serving.