Apple Bread Rolls#BakingBloggers

Sue our host and brain child of Baking Blogger asked us to  "Start the year 2020 off with some sweet rolls". 
One Apple will make 6  Rolls with the remaining dough I made a large bowl shaped bread. 
These rolls are so soft , fluffy and delightful to look at that my guest couldn't take their eye's off it. 

For the Apple Filling 

1 Medium Apple
2 Tablespoons Caster Sugar 
1 Teaspoon Butter 
¼ Teaspoon Cinnamon powder
1 Teaspoon All Purpose Flour 
For the Bread Dough 
250 Grams Bread Flour 
2 Tablespoons Heaped Caster Sugar
½ Teaspoon Level Salt
1 Egg - lightly beaten
100 Ml Milk 
15 Grams Fresh Yeast
25 Grams Butter
Water - as required to knead the dough

For the Garnishing 
Cinnamon Sticks as required
Pumpkin seeds as required


Slice the apple and dice then into tiny cubes.

In a pan add the sugar , butter, on medium heat cook till the sugar caramelizes. Then add the apple , flour and cook till the apple softens. Do not over cook they should be just soft. Add the cinnamon and take it off flame. Keep aside to cool

For the Bread Dough
For the Sponge
In a bowl add the milk, sugar, 3 tablespoons flour and yeast, mix well and keep aside till it froths/bubbles for about 20 minutes.
For the  Dough

In a food processor add flour,lightly beaten egg and all of the sponge mix , knead this to a dough, if kneaded then add a tablespoon of water till you get a soft and sticky dough. Now add the butter,  again knead till the butter is incorporated. This dough is a sticky dough, so do not be tempted to add more flour. Take the out on to a work surface and knead for about 5 to 8 minutes till the dough does not stick to your hands, it should be soft and smooth. Keep this in a oiled bowl till it doubles in volume.
As the dough is kept aside to rise, let's prepare our tray to make the rolls. 
Brush small tart molds with butter and then dust it with flour and arrange them in the baking tray. 

Make small stems with cinnamon sticks.  Keep these aside.

Then deflate the dough and divide into 10 small balls. Roll each into a smooth ball, cover keep them to rest for 15 minutes. 
After 15 minutes flatten each ball with just a sprinkle of flour, into a circle  
Place a heaped teaspoon of apple filling in the center. Bring the ends to together to form bag, pinch the ends well then again lightly roll it into a ball. 
Place each into the prepared tart molds. 
Take a toothpick and make a hole in the center lightly, 
Insert a cinnamon stick, then light apply water to one side and place a pumpkin seed. Keep them covered till they double in volume. 
Bake in a preheated oven at 170°C / 340°F for 15 to 18 minutes.
When they are out of oven brush them with butter and take them out of the molds and let them cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. 
Slice and enjoy.  
Served these for a Hi Tea Party. These were simply delicious.
My Notes
If you are using instant yeast then add 1¼ teaspoon. 

Use green pumpkin seeds, they make these look even more delightful, could not find them in my pantry shelf, used the white ones.
Lables :  Apple, Sweet Rolls, Bread, Baking Bloggers, Stuffed Bread, Yeasted, Hi Tea  
Baking Bloggers January 2020, Sweet Rolls
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. These are so adorable and I'm sure they were absolutely delicious with that filling!!

  2. What a lovely treat!! These are beautiful!

  3. These look like such a fun roll to make, and sound delicious as well.

  4. Wow they look so cute. I was expecting some kind of roll or another shape, but when I opened your page, even the shape of the bread is apple shape. Beautifully done Sneha