Peel the apple, cut into 4 pieces lengthwise and then into about 5 mm thick slices. Put the apple, sugar and butter into a silicone microwave steam case.
Put on the steam case lid, and microwave for 2 and a half minutes at 600 W. Leave to steam in residual heat for 2 minutes. Take the apples out and rinse out the silicone steam case.
Put the bread dough ingredients into a bread machine, choose the "dough" program and switch on.
When the dough is done, take it out of the bread machine and round into a ball with a smooth, taut surface.
Roll the dough out to about 25 x 20 cm. Drain off the apple from Step 2, and spread it on the rolled out dough, leaving an uncovered space on one edge.
Roll up the dough from the edge closest to you. Pinch the seam closed securely. Cut the roll into 6 portions.
Line up the cut pieces from Step 6 in the steam case with the cut sides up.
Put the steam case in a 35°C oven with the lid open, and proof for 40 minutes.
Take the steam case out of the oven. Preheat the oven to 180°C, then put the steam case back in and bake for about 15 minutes.
Mix the icing ingredients together. When the apple bread has cooled down, pour the icing over the top.
Slowly break off each of the rolls with your hands.
Story Behind this Recipe
The simmered apples were very easy to make, so I tried them as a bread filling.
Adjust the bread baking time in Step 9 depending on how it looks. Adjust the amount of water used when making the icing if needed. (It should be rather stiff.) You can sprinkle in some cinnamon powder when rolling in the cooked apples if you like.