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Custard Marble Bread

Custard Marble Bread

This tender bread has a basic sweet bread dough with custard layer folded in and baked.
This time, it is accented with a topping of sautéed apples. The finished product is a cute dessert bread.

Ingredients: 16 rolls

Basic Sweet Bread Dough
Recipe ID: 423764
Fold-in Custard Sheet (for bread)
Recipe ID: 512099

Steps

1. Make the basic sweet bread dough until the first rising. Punch down the dough and form into a ball. Cover with a damp dishcloth and let sit for 20 minutes.
2. Spread out the dough and place the fold-in custard sheet on top.
3. Fold the bread dough around the sheet and tightly seal the ends shut.
4. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough and fold into 3 layers. Roll it out again and fold it into 3 layers again. Repeat this 3 times.
5. Slice the dough into even pieces.
6. Shape the dough into whatever shapes and sizes you like. I wanted to make circular twists, so I began by twisting the dough while stretching it.
7. Tightly pinch the two ends together. Since it'll be topped with apples, keep a gap in the center.
8. Spray with water and let rise a second time for 20 minutes.
9. Top with the apple topping. Spray again with water and bake in an oven preheated to 200°C for 10-12 minutes.
10. When they are beautifully browned, they are done baking. When they have cooled, I like to finish them off with icing.
11. Sauté the apples. Cube the apple. Put butter and the apples into a frying pan and cook until the liquid has evaporated. Finish with 1 tablespoon of sugar and lemon juice to taste. Let cool.
12. For the icing. Gradually add 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar (or powdered sugar) to water until it forms a paste. Pipe on the bread.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to eat a sweet bread so I made this custard marble bread for the first time in a while. I wanted to change up the flavor a bit so I added the apple topping. The gentle sweetness of the custard with the sourness of the apples is really the best match.