Ingredients

  • 16-o z can applesauce
  • yeast
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cardamom
  • bread flour

Directions

Stir yeast into the applesauce, let sit until it becomes thoroughly infested. Then stir in the sugar, salt, and cardamom. Stir in flour a half-cup at a time until it becomes too thick to stir. Dump the dough onto a kneading surface that's been sprinkled with flour, sprinkle more flour onto the dough, and knead away. Let out your aggressive feelings on the dough, adding more flour as needed, until the stuff is too stiff to take any more abuse. Cover and let sit until it's doubled in size.

Divide the dough in half (this is for two loaves), then divide each half in thirds. On a floured surface, roll each portion out like it was Play-Doh and you're the backwards kid who's sculpting abilities never got beyond making snakes. Each snake should be about 1 1/2 feet long. For each loaf, braid three snakes, then squish the ends together so they don't fray. Put the loaves on a tray that has been greased and covered with oat bran (or flour if that's all you've got). Cover and let rise.

Heat the oven to 375∞F. Spray water on the loaves with a mister, then sprinkle them with sugar. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

Categories
Baked Goods, Breads
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