A tempting Polish braided sweet bread filled with a spicy apple filling and drizzled with icing. This delectable and fragrant coffee cake does take a bit of time to prepare, but is actually quite easy to make, and well worth the effort. Once you've made it, your family will ask for it again and again....
In a large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Melt butter in a sauce pan, add milk and water, and heat until just warm (105-115 degrees F). Gradually add milk mixture to dry ingredients; beat 2 minutes at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and 1/2 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. With spoon, stir in remaining flour to form a stiff batter; grease top. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 hours or up to 3 days.
Remove dough from the refrigerator. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Roll each half into 9- by 12-inch rectangle. Place each on a greased baking sheet. Spread with butter.
Combine the brown sugar, flour, and spices in a large bowl. Add apples and toss to coat. Spread filling down center third of each rectangle.
On each long side, cut 1-inch wide strips about 3 inches into center. Starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across filling; seal ends.(* see photo) Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 45 to 60 minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees F. until golden brown, about 30 to 40 minutes. Combine icing ingredients until smooth; drizzle over warm loaves. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Makes 2 loaves, 8 to 10 servings each.
An elegant dessert that is great for special occasion brunches, for breakfast and with afternoon tea or coffee.
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|Serving Size: 1 Loave (1188g)|
|Recipe Makes: 2 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 625 (26%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 69.5g||93 %|
|Saturated Fat 39g||195 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 18.7g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 4.9g|
|Cholesterol 572.5mg||176 %|
|Sodium 4258.6mg||147 %|
|Potassium 1440.7mg||38 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 393.3g||116 %|
|Dietary Fiber 17.9g||71 %|
|Sugars, other 375.4g|
|Protein 48g||69 %|
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Calories per serving: 2368
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