Inspired by this beautiful picture pinned a million times on Pinterest (originally from http://www.eatliverun.com/apple-braid/), I knew I had to try it out! The recipe on eatliverun says to use a dough not too different from pizza dough, so I just used my pizza dough recipe and decreased the yeast and rise time per instructions from the original and increased the sugar.
Here are my pretty good but not perfect braids! I baked diced apples in some cinnamon and brown sugar for about 30 minutes at about 300 degrees Fahrenheit before assembling mine.
|I decided to make a bunch of little braids|
|A few braids on parchment paper on the cookie sheet|
|How I made the braids–Step 1: layer some apple mixture
into the rectangle
|How I made the braids–Step 2: Cut a bunch of strips
(I used scissors for this)
|How I made the braids–Step 3: criss cross the strips!|
|Ready to go into the oven (I also made two rolls)|
|A close up of one of the braids|