Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins
Developed for RSC #6, Winter 2005. Cooking time includes dough cycle time and second rising time.
- 3⁄4 cup warm water
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoons sunflower oil (or your preferred oil)
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups bread flour
- 8 teaspoons fresh lemon rind, freshly grated, divided
- 1⁄2 cup powdered milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
- 1 cup brown sugar, divided
- 1⁄3 cup raisins
- 1⁄3 cup apricot (measure after cutting, see instructions)
- I used my bread machine on the dough cycle but you may make your dough the traditional way if you prefer.
- Put water, eggs and oil in bottom of bread machine pan.
- Mix together the whole wheat flour, bread flour, and 4 teaspoons of the grated lemon rind, and add on top of your wet ingredients.
- On top of the flour mixture, add powdered milk, sugar, salt and yeast.
- Set bread machine to dough cycle.
- Meanwhile, using kitchen shears or a knife, cut up apricots to about the same size as your raisins, then measure them and mix together with the raisins.
- When dough cycle is complete, take out your dough and divide it into two pieces, one slightly larger than the other.
- Using your fingers or a dough roller, spread the larger piece of dough over the bottom of a well-greased 7"x11" or 9" square baking dish.
- Sprinkle approximately half of the brown sugar over the dough, then top with raisin-apricot mixture.
- Divide the other piece of dough into 24 small balls, then flatten each ball between your hands.
- Place the dough disks on top, distributing them evenly around the dish.
- Sprinkle with the remaining brown sugar, then the remaining 4 teaspoons grated lemon rind (I was able to get the whole 8 teaspoons rind from one lemon).
- Let rise in a very warm place for 30 to 45 minutes then bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned on top.
- Cut, eat and enjoy!
This is more of a sweet bread, rather than a traditional coffee cake. I liked that whole wheat flour was used and the fruit & brown sugar provide more than enough sweetness. After the dough cycle, I formed according to the instructions. The contents rose over the suggested pan and dripped brown sugar onto the bottom of the oven. I quickly slipped the pan onto a baking sheet for the rest of the cooking time. I think I would prefer this in loaf or a sweetroll form, as is I had a hard time getting it cut into servings. Thanks!!
This was just OK. I did use the bread machine. I found 1 cup of brown sugar to be a bit much. I used 2 lemon to get enough zest. Cinnamon would have been nice in this cake. I did dot some butter on the brown sugar and fruit before putting on the disks.