Toasted pecans sweet spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and culinary lavender along with honey and vanilla bean adorn this delicious sourdough bread like a celebration of the harvest! It is amazing toasted or used for French toast, but we are particularly fond of it as the bread for a good chicken salad sandwich.
With all the varieties of apples available this time of year, look for a tart variety that has a little crunch. Anything good for pie making will be fantastic for this bread.
Spiced Apple Pecan Sourdough Bread
6 cups Panhandle Milling Organic Bread Flour
1 1/2 cups lukewarm filtered water
1 tsp. salt
1 cup sourdough starter
1 cup peeled and chopped tart apples
1 Tbsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cardamom
2 tsp. culinary lavender
1 Tbsp. vanilla bean paste
1/2 cup honey
1 ½ cup chopped toasted pecans