Just as you think i might have mistyped the word' bread' instead of 'cake' , i did not. Ha! From the picture, i think it looks much like a cake but than a bread, not that kind of quick bread but yeasted type of bread. Quite a rich bread, the blackberries and the apples did not add much flavour to the bread, instead more flavour actually comes from the streusel topping.. the cinnamon. Just in case you're wondering what are those brown patches on top, those are the streusel toppings. From the recipe, it says sprinkle the streusels, that's quite impossible for me to do that as the streusel worked out to be like paste form so i just spooned them onto the dough. I baked this into 2 separate tins instead of one, 8"x6" and 8"x8". You can find the picture and the original recipe from Joy of Baking but i will still copy down the recipe here.
Ingredients for Bread Dough
1/2 cup( 120ml) of lukewarm milk
1/2 tsp granulated sugar
1/4 oz/7gms active dry yeast ( i used instant yeast)
2 1/2 cups (325 gm) all purpose flour ( i used bread flour)
1/4 cup (50gm) granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup ( 113gm) unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into pieces
1 tbsp cream
1 large egg
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup( 50gm) granulated sugar
1/3 cup (45gms) all purpose flour
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4cup (56gms) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
Apples ( peeled and diced) ..i sliced that
1.In a mixer bowl, stir milk, 1/2 tsp sugar and yeast and let stand for about 5-10mins or until foamy.
2.Add flour, remaining 50gms sugar, salt and beat until combined. Add egg and beat for a few minutes.
3.Gradually add in the pieces of butter and continue kneading until dough is soft and shiny.
4.Remove to a slightly buttered bowl and leave to rise in warm place until double in size.
5. Once it has doubled its size, punch the dough down and on a lightly floured surface, roll or press to a 13" by 9" rectangle .Transfer to a prepared lining tin or baking sheet. Then in a small bowl, whisk the cream , egg and cinnamon for the egg wash and brush this on the surface of the dough.
6.Cover and let rise for 2nd time till double its size.
7.While dough is rising, make the streusel topping.. In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour and cinnamon powder. The cut in the butter till mixture is lumpy. Set aside.
8.Preheat oven to 325F/177C. When dough has doubled its volume, lightly brush the surface with egg wash again, place the balckberries and apples on the dough and sprinkle with the streusel topping. Bake for about 35minutes or until nicely browned . Remove from oven and place on a wire rack.
Will also be submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #5- Fruity March ( March 2011) hosted by Jess Bakericious