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  1. To make the dough: Weigh your flour; or measure it by gently spooning it into a cup, then sweeping off any excess. Whisk together the flours, salt, and potato flour or potato flakes; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar or maple syrup, yeast, vegetable oil, almond milk, and water.

  2. Add the dry ingredients and mix until the dough begins to come together. Add the dried apples and knead until the dough is smooth and soft. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.

  3. To make the topping: In a medium bowl, whisk together the tahini and honey. Stir in the boiled cider and vanilla. In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, and Instant ClearJel or xanthan gum. Stir into the tahini mixture; cover and set aside.

  4. To assemble: Grease a 10" tea loaf or Pullman bread pan and create a parchment paper sling to line the pan. Grease the paper. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  5. Turn the dough out onto a work surface, press it into a square 3/4" thick, and divide it into 32 pieces. Shape each piece gently into a ball and dredge in the topping mixture.

  6. Put the dough pieces into the pan in an even layer and sprinkle with raisins and/or apples. Repeat until you run out of dough; you should have two full layers in the pan.

  7. Cover the loaf with greased plastic wrap and let rise until puffy, 30 to 40 minutes.

  8. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, tenting with foil for the last 10 minutes to keep the top from browning too much. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack for 15 minutes before removing from the pan. Finish cooling on a rack.

Tips from our Bakers

  • *or 1 cup King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour