Giant poppy seed, pistachio and apple bread

Preparation time
over 2 hours

Cooking time
1 to 2 hours

Serves
Serves 8–10

Dietary
Vegetarian


By Olia Hercules
From Saturday Kitchen

Ingredients

For the dough

  • 250ml/9fl oz full-fat milk
  • 7g fast-action dried yeast or 15g/½oz fresh yeast
  • ½ tbsp caster sugar or runny honey
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 360–400g/12½–14oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp sea salt

For the filling

  • 2 apples, cored 1 diced and 1 sliced
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 100g/3½oz poppy seeds
  • 100g/3½oz pistachios
  • 400ml/14fl oz full-fat milk
  • 80g/2¾oz unsalted butter
  • 100g/3½oz caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • generous pinch sea salt
  • 1 free-range egg mixed with a touch of milk or kefir, to glaze
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