We had a hard time deciding which section to place this recipe in. It sounds like a twist off the old cinnamon bun, and should be placed next to cakes; but my friend insists on serving it as a side. Besides, who has enough discipline to wait until dessert to taste these?
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (add more if necessary) -
- 2 teaspoons baking powder -
- 1/2 teaspoon salt -
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine -
- 2⁄3 cup water -
- APPLE FILLING
- 4 apples, shredded -
- 1/4 cup sugar -
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract -
- 1 cup water -
- 1/2 cup sugar -
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar -
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) margarine -
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon -
Combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, margarine and water in a large bowl.
Mix well. Add additional flour gradually if dough is too moist and hard to work with.
To make the filling, combine shredded apples, sugar and vanilla extract in a small bowl. Set aside.
To assemble and bake:
Roll dough into a 11x17-inch rectangle. Spread the apple mixture evenly over the dough. Roll the dough, from the long end, jelly roll style. Slice the roll into 1-inch slices. Place the apple buns close together into two 9 inch round glass baking dishes.
Prepare the syrup. Combine water, sugar, brown sugar, margarine and cinnamon in a small pot. Stir over low heat until all ingredients are melted. Pour syrup over apple buns.
Preheat oven to 350° F. Bake 1 hour. Serve warm.