These delicious rolls I found on Pinterest, source The Hopeless Housewife. The recipe for the dough did not seem quite right, so I used my own 'bolussen' recipe for the dough. My neighbors told me with a sigh of pure delight that they'd never had such a lovely cinnamon bun. Proud!
Ingredients (for 12 apple pie cinnamon buns)
500 gram flour
20 gram caster sugar
30 gram butter
1 small egg
135 gram milk
135 gram water
9 gram salt
10 gram yeast
4 tablespoon butter
5 Granny Smith apples, diced
100 gram caster sugar
225 gram brown muscavado sugar
2 tablespoon cinnamon
60 gram cream cheese
50 gram (unsalted) butter at room temperature
140 gram confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon vanille paste (or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract)
0,25 teaspoon salt
Put milk in the TM-bowl and heat 2 minutes, 37 degrees, speed 1. Add the remaining ingredients of the dough and knead 7 minutes. Make sure when adding the other ingredients that the salt does not touch the yeast. Tip the dough out in a lightly-oiled bowl, cover the bowl. Let dough proof for about an hour until it's doubled in volume.
Meanwhile, prepare the apple filling. Melt the butter (4 tablespoons) in a frying pan. When it's melted, keep half apart in a bowl. Add 100 gram caster sugar to the remaining butter in the pan. When sugar is melted, add the diced apple. Fry apple until slightly caramelized (5 minutes or so). Let apple mixture cool down.
Add the brown moscavado sugar to the bowl with melted butter and add the cinnamon. Mix well.
When the dough is ready, tip it out of the bowl onto a lightly-oiled or floured workspace. Carefully knock the dough back. Roll it out into a rectangular shape, about 0,5 centimeter thick. Divide the sugar/cinnamon butter mixture evenly over the dough. The sugar will stick to the dough because of the butter. Divide the apple mixture evenly over the sugar mixture.
Roll up the dough, starting from the long side. Cut the roll in 12 pieces and lie them flat on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Cover the buns loosely with cling film and let the buns proof for another 15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven at 175 degrees Celsius.
Bake the buns in 20 to 22 minutes until golden. Let them cool down.
Prepare the glaze by putting ingredients in TM-bowl and mix 15 seconds at speed 5. Glaze the buns while they are still a bit warm. Serve when still a bit warm.