Apple Coffee Cake Braid
Total TimePrep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. + cooling
Makes1 coffee cake
- 3/4 cup warm 2% milk (70° to 80°)
- 6 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3-1/4 cups bread flour
- 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
- 2 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 1-1/4 teaspoons apple pie spice
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 to 3 teaspoons 2% milk
- In bread machine pan, place first seven ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
- For filling, in a large bowl, combine apples, brown sugar, raisins, flour and apple pie spice; set aside. When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Roll into a 15x10-in. rectangle; spread butter down the center third of rectangle. Spoon filling over butter.
- On each long side, cut 1-in.-wide strips to within 1 in. of filling. Starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across filling; seal ends. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 40 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350°. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Combine confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency; drizzle over coffee cake.
Editor's NoteWe recommend you do not use a bread machine's time-delay feature for this recipe.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 366 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 352mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.
Feb 3, 2013
This recipe was fabulous! The dough is delicious. Very soft and light. I will definitely be making this again. :)
Dec 1, 2012
This was good but the strangest dough ever. I know bread doughs can be temperamental but I'm experienced and fairly confident I combined it as written. This dough was heavy and tough and rose very little - but it still managed to come out of the oven looking like the picture! Next time I think I will try two packets of yeast hope it's a bit lighter.
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