Grandma's Apple Kuchen
- 1/4 c
- 1 pkg
- active dry yeast
- 1/2 c
- water, warm
- 4 c
- all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp
- kosher salt
- 2 large
- 6 Tbsp
- canola oil
- 2 large
- gala apples, not peeled, cored and chunked
- 1/2 tsp
- cinnamon, ground
- 1/4 c
- honey to drizzle
How to Make Grandma's Apple Kuchen
- 1In a stand mixer, mix the warm water, honey, and yeast until the honey is dissolved. Let the mixture sit for 10-15 minutes until slightly frothy.
- 2Mix in flour, eggs, salt, and canola oil until just combined. Switch to a dough hook attachment and knead until the dough comes together. Ball up the dough on the bottom of the bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let sit for 2 hours. Dough will rise to double in size and get a little poofy.
- 3Place a 9-inch spring-form pan on a cookie sheet and coat with cooking spray.
Mix cut up apples with cinnamon and sugar (I used more cinnamon than the original recipe because I love it).
- 4Transfer dough to a greased surface and flatten in a rectangle (about 8x10 inches). Place half the apples down the center of the dough (long-ways) and fold over half the dough. Then, place the other half of the apples on the folded part and fold over the other side. With a knife or pizza cutter (I thought the pizza cutter was easier) slice the dough down the middle long-ways and then slice about 8 times on the sides. The apples will fall out, don't worry about it.
- 5Place the dough pieces on the bottom of the spring-form pan so that they are all smashed together. Place any of the fallen apples on the top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 1 hour.
- 6Preheat oven to 325-degrees. Brush the top of the bread with an egg wash (1 egg and a tbsp of water) and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 55-60 minutes. Mine took 60. Serve warm and drizzeled with honey if you want!