Tuesday, February 21, 2012

An Apple Roll Kind of Day

Yesterday, I made these wonderfully delicious apple-filled rolls for breakfast and had them with a steamy cup of tea.
They remind me of apple dumplings and were gone in no time around here.
The recipe is also very similar to a Dutch pastry called Oliebollen...it is sooo good! 
The original recipe, I found at Petticoat Junction, but I did change it up a bit:).
Becky has a lovely tutorial with beautiful pictures!
{Thank you Becky for the recipe!!}

Apple Rolls
                 1 beaten egg               
  1/4c melted butter
    3/4c. milk        

  3/4c. boiling water
1/4c. honey      

 1 1/2tsp. salt
2 1/2 tsp. instant yeast 

3 1/2 - 4 1/2c all purpose flour

You can use canned apple pie filling or frozen filling.
My recipe HERE.
You could also add raisins.
brown sugar
cinnamon sugar for dusting

In a large bowl, add milk, butter, honey, salt, and boiling water.
Stir until honey and salt are dissolved.
Let cool for a minute, then add beaten egg.
Add flour, then yeast and mix well until a soft dough forms. Add more flour if too sticky.
You can do this by hand, but a mixer makes it a bit easier, as you do need to knead it for a couple of minutes
Place in a greased bowl and cover with a towel.
Let rise until doubled in size.
When dough is ready, punch down and preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Divide dough into balls. This recipe makes 16-18 rolls.
Flatten onto a circle, then sprinkle with cinnamon, add about a teaspoon of brown sugar.
Top with a spoonful of pie mix.
Next, place about 1/2 tsp. butter on top.
Pull the edges up around the filling and pinch together to form a roll.
Place in greased 9x13 baking dish, or pie plate and sprinkle the tops with cinnamon sugar.
They don't need a second rising.
Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden.

They are perfect and fresh tasting!

Enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea.
My personal favorite right now is Tazo Rest...it has hints of rose:).



Becky said...

You have such a pretty blog. I'll have look around at more of your recipes, and I loved the tutorials - especially the one on the cookie cutter pincushions. They are so cute.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and passing on the recipe.
Have a blessed day.

Bevy @ Treasured Up and Pondered said...

These look divine...I can almost smell them, let alone taste them.

Thanks for sharing.

~ko said...

My momma is coming into town this weekend and I will be making a pot of tea and these yummy treats for her! Once again lovely post Julia :)

Keep Home Simple said...

I'm drooling Julia, these look delicious!

Gina said...

Mmmm, these look delicious. I can just imagine the smell. "Pinning" the recipe. ;)

Anonymous said...

These look so good! And you're right, it's the perfect kind of day for them! I was just thinking about making a babka myself. Nothing soothes the soul like bread + chocolate. And we are also reading (if you can call it that) seed catalogs and looking forward to spring even though it means a ton of work. Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie said...

Could anything be more beautiful than those rolls? I am sitting here reading your blog and listening to this soothing song on your post. Feel like I am right there with you, (minus the rolls of course).

Natalie said...

I would like to pass on to you the Versatile Blogger Award if you are interested...see my post

Cailan said...

You are so good about trying new things, Julia. What a treat!

Gumbo Lily said...

O my! This would have gone perfectly with my afternoon coffee. Yum!

Homemaker Ang said...

I am one of your new fans! I found you via Nada Farm - another one of my most favourite places to visit. It was such a surprise to see you comment today! thanks for stopping in...

God bless you!
HomemakerAng - The Sophisticated Agrarian

Amanda said...

have mercy.
I have some apple pie filling from last year sitting in my freezer.
just screaming to be turned into these:)


Mountain Home Quilts said...

WOW. Just wow. Those look incredible!!! Guess what I'm making for breakfast tomorrow morning?? :)

Unknown said...

I'm SO making these! Thanks for posting. Loved the pictures of the elk. We definitely don't have anything like that here in Texas.

Kimberlee said...

These were AMAZING, thank you for sharing with us Julia and family, Blessings, Kimberlee

Michele said...

These look amazing! Can't wait to try them in the morning!

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