Bonus points: kneading by hand is exhausting!! Well, for me it was! Anyone who goes to the gym might actually be up for the task! After all that elbow grease I felt I deserved to scoff these bad boys!
I found this recipe on The Baker Chick, I know a lot of people slather these beauties with caramel or cream cheese frosting but I dusted a little cinnamon on them and they were perfection!
You will need:
1 cup brown sugar
2-3 apples (Granny Smith's)
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
5 tbsp butter (melted)
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
3 1/4 cup cream flour
1 package instant yeast *I used Tesco own brand*
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup water
- Heat milk and butter in the microwave until combined (approx 1.30min on full power).
- Add this, along with water and egg to the yeast, sugar, salt and 2 1/4 cup flour in a mixing bowl. Beat with mixer until incorporated *using the dough hook attachment, not the paddle*.
- Add remaining flour gradually (dough gets increasingly tougher to mix, will probably have to use your hands to knead this! Do so on a floured worktop).
- Continue kneading for five minutes, until dough springs back lightly when touched. I had to add quite a bit of extra flour to get to this stage as my dough was quite sticky!
- Cover dough with a damp cloth and allow to rise for 10 minutes in a warm area.
- Mix cinnamon, sugar and butter together to form crumble.
- Core, peel and chop apples into 1/4 inch pieces.
- Flour your surface and roll out the prepared dough which has risen considerably.
- Cover with cinnamon sugar mixture, and sprinkle with apple pieces.
- Roll the rectangle into a cylinder (Audra suggests starting at the shorter end, which is a great tip!)
- Using non-flavoured dental floss slice the dough into rolls.
- Grease a baking dish and place rolls spaced 2inches apart.
- Cover with a damp cloth and allow to rise in a warm area for half an hour.
- Pre-heat oven to 190degrees Celcius.
- Bake for about 30 minutes, or unti golden brown on both top and bottom *glass oven dishes are super for this!*
- Allow to cool in the dish- I joke, eat one right out of the oven with a cup of steaming tea.
I hope you liked the Winter Warmers mini-series!
This week will be as full as Santa's sleigh with Christmas recipes so don't miss out! Keep an eye on Milis!
Stay sweet! x