Apple Rolls

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 18-20 minutes

Materials:

  • 1 ½ ounce fresh yeast or 2 ¼ tsp instant yeast
  • 3 ⅓ cups flour sifted (additional needed for dusting)
  • 7 tbsp. unsalted butter melted
  • ⅓ cup sugar (additional 3 tbsp. for apples)
  • ½ cup milk warm
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 egg yolk (leave egg white for egg wash)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 apples chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. potato or corn starch

Fresh Yeast Process:

  1. In a measuring cup add in 1/2 cup warm milk. Crumble in the fresh yeast and add in 2 tbsp. of the sugar from 1/3 cup. Mix well, cover and set aside for 5-8 minutes for the mixture to bloom.
  2. Into the bowl of a standing mixer add in the flour, salt, yeast mixture, melted butter, remaining sugar, eggs and egg yolk.
  3. Using the dough hook attachment kneed the dough for 6-8 minutes until the dough is fully incorporated and smooth.
  4. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise for 30 minutes in a warm place.
  5. In the meantime add in the chopped apples into a medium sized skillet. Keeping the heat on medium high add in 3 tbsp. of sugar and water.
  6. Once the apples have heated up add in the potato starch and cook until the moisture from the apples thickens.
  7. Add in the cinnamon and cook stirring often for an additional 60-90 seconds. Set aside to cool.
  8. Flour a clean work surface and pour out the risen dough.
  9. Work the dough into a log about a foot long.
  10. Divide into 17-18 pieces.
  11. Take each piece and roll into a ball. Roll the ball out into a rounded rectangle (about 7-8 inches long and 3 1/2- 4 inches in width).
  12. Place a spoonful of the mixture at the top of the dough. Roll the dough towards you about 3/4 of the way down. With the remaining 1/4 of the dough take a pizza cutter or knife and cut horizontal strips in the dough (watch video for visual) and then finish rolling the dough all the way down.
  13. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  14. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and let the dough rise while the oven is preheating.
  15. Take the remaining egg white and whish to make it easier to spread.
  16. Brush the egg white over the rolls.
  17. Bake 18-20 minutes or until the rolls are fully cooked through.
  18. Let cool completely and ENJOY!

Instant Yeast Process:

  1. In a bowl of a standing mixer add in the sifted flour, sugar, salt and instant yeast.
  2. Using a dough hook attachment mix the dry ingredients roughly.
  3. Keeping the speed on low add in the warm milk, melted butter, eggs and egg yolk.
  4. Knead the dough for 6-8 minutes on medium speed until the dough is smooth and comes together.
  5. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise for 30 minutes in a warm place.
  6. In the meantime add in the chopped apples into a medium sized skillet. Keeping the heat on medium high add in 3 tbsp. of sugar and water.
  7. Once the apples have heated up add in the potato starch and cook until the moisture from the apples thickens.
  8. Add in the cinnamon and cook stirring often for an additional 60-90 seconds. Set aside to cool.
  9. Flour a clean work surface and pour out the risen dough.
  10. Work the dough into a log about a foot long.
  11. Divide into 17-18 pieces.
  12. Take each piece and roll into a ball. Roll the ball out into a rounded rectangle (about 7-8 inches long and 3 1/2- 4 inches in width).
  13. Place a spoonful of the mixture at the top of the dough. Roll the dough towards you about 3/4 of the way down. With the remaining 1/4 of the dough take a pizza cutter or knife and cut horizontal strips in the dough (watch video for visual) and then finish rolling the dough all the way down.
  14. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  15. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and let the dough rise while the oven is preheating.
  16. Take the remaining egg white and whish to make it easier to spread.
  17. Brush the egg white over the rolls.
  18. Bake 18-20 minutes or until the rolls are fully cooked through.
  19. Let cool completely and ENJOY!

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