Apple Kuchen
 
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup + 1 Tb Lukewarm Water
  • ¼ c + 2 Tb Sugar, divided
  • 2½ tsp quick-rise Yeast
  • 3½ c Bread Flour, divided
  • 1½ T Oil (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
  • 1½ tsp Salt
  • 3 Tb Milk
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 Apple
  • 2 Tb Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tb Flour
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp Allspice
  • 1 Tb Cold Butter
Instructions
  1. To begin, preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of a mixer that is fitted with a dough hook, combine the egg and water, quarter cup of sugar, yeast.
  3. Then the 3 cups of Bread Flour, oil (I use extra virgin olive oil) and salt.
  4. Turn on the mixer and let it begin mixing. Add a little flour at a time, up to an additional half cup, until a nice, soft dough begins to form. You will mix this a total of about 12 minutes.
  5. Grease and flour a 9×13 baking pan.
  6. Spread the dough in the bottom of the pan.
  7. Cover this with a light towel, and place it in a warm place to rise. A great place, would be your oven with the oven light on. It creates just enough warmth for the dough to rise, without being too warm.
  8. After the dough has doubled in size (about an hour) combine the milk and Nutmeg (fresh is ideal.)
  9. Set that aside for just a moment.
  10. Core and slice up the apple. Use whatever kind of apple you like to bake with, or have handy. I used a Red Delicious.
  11. Lay the slices along the top of the dough.
  12. Take a brush, and brush the milk mixture all over the top.
  13. In a small dish, combine the remaining 2 Tablespoons of Sugar and the Brown Sugar, flour, cinnamon and allspice.
  14. Mix it well.
  15. Sprinkle this all over the top of the apples.
  16. Finally, take the tablespoon of cold butter, and cut it up into as many little pieces as you can.
  17. Place them all over the top.
  18. Bake for 15 minutes, and then reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake it for 15 more minutes, or until the edges of the bread are golden. This will not be dry on top, so don’t wait for it to be dry, or you will overcook it.
  19. Then enjoy this ooey-gooey delicious treat!
Recipe by Cosmopolitan Cornbread at http://cosmopolitancornbread.com/apple-kuchen/