Sonntag, 31. Juli 2011

Crispy apple rolls

These rolls are made from yeast dough, lots of butter and apples. Warning: the dough is little bit tricky. Maybe you need a few trials. We like them very much and you don't even need lots of different ingredients. So if you are looking for a little comfort food on a cold and rainy sunday give it a try:

For dough base:
250 g flour
100 ml milk
30 g Butter, soft melted
1 egg
25 g sugar
1 pinch salt
1/2 sachet instant dry yeast

Dough finishing:
125 g butter (sliced, at room temperature)

For filling:
50 g sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 apples (medium size)
1/2 lemon, juice only
1 tablespoon dried aronia berries or currants or raisins

For topping:
1 tablespoon brown rocksugar ( so called tea sugar or kandis)
1 pinch cinnamon

Heat milk in microwave, add to dough ingredients (for the base) in your kitchen engine  bowl and let kneat for 10 minutes on medium drive. Make sure your enginge can handle heavy doughs. And yes, it has to be kneated for such a long time.
The dough is  hard to kneat. You can do it by hand but you have to beat it until bubble forms to receive a sufficient result later on.
Let dough rest, covered with cling film in the fridge over night or for 1- 2 hours.
Roll out the dough to a rectangle plate, thickness not more than 0,4 cm. This is quite tricky. Layer the sliced butter on one half of the plate and cover with the other half, fold the edges of the small side a little bit down to prevent the butter from escaping.  Fold dough from the short side to 1/3 and fold from the outer side also to 1/3, fold together to one part (sized as the 1/3). Now wrap the dough brick in cling film and let rest for 1 hour in the fridge.
dough brick

Roll dough to a rectangle plate - as thin as possible, dont kneat! This is some kind of puff pastry dough so don't destroy the layers.
For the filling, peel and core apples, cut them in quarters and slice quarters finely. Toss apple slices with lemon juice, put them in a bowl, cover and cook 2 minutes in the microwave  (900 w).
Stirr the cooled soft and juicy apple slices with cinnamon, sugar and berries and spread mixture on top of the dough.
Roll up the dough to a large roll and cut in thick slices (maybe 4 cm thick). Layer slices flat on a  baking sheet (covered with baking paper) and bake about 15-20 minutes in an preheated oven (200 Celsius). When brown and crisp, transfer on a roast and sprinkle with freshly grinded rocksugar mixed with cinnamon (or use ready made icing sugar).
makes 5 pieces - eat warm!

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