Have you ever had the Apple Strudel Bread that Costco sells? It’s called Innkeeper’s Bed & Breakfast Apple Strudel Bread. A long time ago, I fell in love with it. However, at the time I was not comfortable making bread, so I did not attempt to make it at home. Now, years later, I have been contemplating the bread and searching the internet for copycats. The last motivational push I needed was a new blogging challenge called Eating the Alphabet. This month is A or B.
Even though apples are common, this bread certainly is NOT. My kids were walking through the house with their noses in the air and their eyes shut smelling the aroma of these loaves baking. They are like apple cinnamon rolls, only slice-able! I served some slices with a powdered sugar glaze drizzled over them. Others were slathered with butter and put under the broiler to crisp up a little. Both ways got two thumbs up from the crew of hungry eaters. With the second loaf became a treat that will be posted later.
1. Info for Apple Strudel Bread
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
- Servings: 10
- Calories: 416 kcal
2. Ingredients for Apple Strudel Bread
- 8 cups flour
- 2 Tbsp yeast
- 1 Tbsp salt
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 2 cups water
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 2 eggs
- Apple Filling:
- 3 apples, peeled, cored and chopped into small pieces
- 5 Tbsp melted butter
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- Combine flour, yeast, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl.
- In a microwave safe bowl, heat the milk, water and butter until the butter is melted.
- Whisk in the eggs, making sure they are lightly beaten.
- Add the warm mixture to the flour mixture, creating a nice soft dough.
- Cover and let rise 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
- Punch down and roll out on a floured surface in a large rectangular shape.
- Cover with the apple filling.
- First spread the dough with the butter, sprinkle with the apples, then the brown sugar and then the cinnamon.
- Fold the left side of the rectangle over to the middle.
- Fold the right side over on top of the folded left side.
- Fold the bottom up to the middle and then the top down over the folded bottom.
- You will have a really tall hunk of dough.
- Use a knife or pastry knife and cut the dough into 1 inch pieces.
- Fill 2 large, greased loaf pans equally with the pieces.
- Cover and let rise until just above the rim of the pan.
- Bake 30-35 minutes at 375F.
- Let cool 5-8 minutes in the pan and then carefully transfer to a rack to cool completely.
- Cover and store.