Caramelized Apple topped buns, these buns are tender and moist topped with caramelized apples and the drizzled with a cinnamon icing.
Happy Friday everyone. I am so looking forward to the weekend. It should be a weekend with no plans, no rushing, and maybe a little relaxing. How is your weekend shaping up?
On to the recipe… This recipe is one that I am really excited to share. I made these caramelized apple topped buns this past weekend. It was a busy Sunday since we celebrated a couple of birthdays (See my last post). Since I knew that the whole family would be gathered around I decided to make some bread.
If you look around this blog you will see that I love to make bread, experimenting with bread recipes, and most of all eating bread. This is one of those recipes I was experimenting with and to tell the truth I could not be happier with these caramelized apple topped buns.
The idea for these buns came to me when I was paging through an old cook book that I received from my mom years ago. There is a section in the cookbook that has recipes from different countries. I was looking in the Poland section of the cookbook. I am Polish on my mom’s side. She grew up in a household where they spoke both English and Polish.
I love to hear her talk about the recipes that her mother made for them when they were kids. Homemade bread was a recipe that my grandmother made for my mom and her siblings; as well as my mom did for my siblings and I.
Well back to the cookbook… there was a recipe for Kolaches. A bun that is topped with a filling. I am not quite sure, but I believe that my mom ate these as a kid.
I decided to go with the concept of the filling on top of the bun, but I made the dough and filling that I wanted.
By the time that everyone left there was one of these caramelized apple topped buns left; and that was because Mike had set one aside for his lunch the next day.
I was able to eat one shortly after they were made. Mike and I were going to share one, but after the first bite I decided I had to keep the whole thing for myself. Tender sweet bread with caramelized apples with cinnamon icing drizzled over top; who could blame me for eating the whole thing?
- 6¾ to 7¼ cups flour
- 2 packages dry yeast or 4½ teaspoons
- ½ cup sugar
- 1½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup butter
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1 egg
- 2½ cups finely chopped apple
- 4 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- In a largle bowl, combine 2 cups flour, yeast, ½ cup sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
- In a microwave save container combine the milk, water, butter, and cream cheese. Heat to 120 to 130 degrees F. Don't worry if the butter and cream cheese don't melt.
- Add to the flour mixture along with the egg. Mix well with a wooden spoon.
- Gradually add the rest of the flour until you have a soft dough. Mix this with your hand. Knead the dough until smooth and slightly sticky to your touch. Cover and let rise for an hour or until double in size.
- Prepare the filling -
- In a skillet add the butter, 4 tablespoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and apples. Cook over medium heat until the apples are softened and carmalized. Set aside.
- Once the dough is double in size, punch down the dough. Divide the dough into 24 equal parts. Roll each piece of dough and place it on a greased baking sheet. With your hand flatten the ball of dough.
- Cover and let rise for ½ hour. With the tips of your fingers make a well in the middle of each bun.
- Add a small scoop of caramelized apples.
- Place the buns in a preheated 375 degree F oven and bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly brownded. Remove from oven and cool completely on a cooling rack.
- Drizzle with icing.
- Prepare Icing -
- Mix together the 3 cups of powdered sugar and cinnamon. Add enough cream to make the right consistency for drizzling over the cooled buns.
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