Apple Cinnamon Rolls ❤

Let me introduce to you the best baked stuff that has ever been made: the one and only apple cinnamon rolls. A soft and fluffy yeasted dough, heavy and sweet apple pieces and a lightly caramelized cinnamon sugar crust. The moment I took the fresh and hot rolls out of the oven we just couldn't resist the impulse to eat almost everything within few minutes...

Apple Cinnamon Rolls

42gm fresh yeast, in crumbles
3 Tabsp sugar
450ml warm milk
180gm melted butter
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1kg white flour
2 tsp salt
a pinch of nutmeg
+ some milk for brushing

Combine yeast, sugar and half of the milk in a glass bowl and let sit until the mixture is creamy and bubbly and the sugar is dissolved.
Sieve flour, salt and nutmeg into a very large glass bowl. Add the yeast mixture, butter, remaining milk and eggs. Stir with a wooden spoon until well incorporated. Take the dough out of the bowl and knead on a floured surface for about 4 minutes until the texture becomes very soft and elastic. 
Put it back into the glass bowl, cover with a plastic wrap and let rise at a very warm place for about 1 hour.

apple filling
2 cups apples in very small pieces
1-2 tsp ground cinnamon (or as much as desired)
1/2 cup sugar

Combine the ingredients for the filling. 
Line a baking sheet or a deep baking pan with baking paper.
Take the risen dough out of the glass bowl and knead again for a few minutes. Roll it out evenly into a rectangular shape.
Arrange the apple mixture on the rolled out dough and spread evenly.
Carefully roll in the dough and cut into 12 equal parts. Place the 12 rolls in the lined baking pan. (Sprinkle with even more sugar and cinnamon, if wanted.)
Let rise again at a very warm place for about another hour. Brush the top with some milk.
Preheat oven to 175C. Bake for about 35 - 45 minutes until golden brown.