3 1/2 teaspoons rapid rise yeast
2/3 cup warm milk
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened in small pieces
4-5 cups bread flour
1/2 cup unsalted butter, diced small
2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons cinnamon
1 can apple pie filling
2 cups raisins, plumped and dried
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
For the dough, in a mixer bowl hand whisk the water and yeast and let stand 2-3 minutes. Then whisk in the eggs, milk, vanilla, sugar, and salt and mix well, then fold in the softened butter and 3-4 cups of the flour. Mix dough into a mass
and then let rest 12 minutes. Resume kneading, dusting adding in more flour as
required, 10 to 12 minutes, until smooth and elastic.
Place dough in a well greased bowl and place entire bowl in a plastic bag
and seal. Allow to rise until puffy, about 45-90 minutes.
For Cinnamon Filling, toss sugar and cinnamon together. Have butter ready.
For Egg Wash, whisk ingredients together in a small bowl.
For the baker’s syrup, simmer sugar and water 5 minutes, cool and reserve.
Gently deflate the dough and divide into 6 portions. Cover with a tea towel and let rest ten minutes.