Heat the milk in a small saucepan until warm. Mix in the butter until melted. Let cool to lukewarm.
In a large bowl combine 2¼ cup flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Mix well.
Stir in egg and ¼ cup of water. Mix well. Now stir in the milk mixture until dough forms.
Stir in another cup of flour. When dough comes together flip onto a lightly floured surface and need until smooth.
Return the dough ball to the bowl, cover with a damp towel, and let rest for 10 minutes.
Roll out dough into a 15x10 inch rectangle.
Brush the dough with melted butter. Mix the cinnamon & sugar together and sprinkle liberally all over the dough. Then evenly sprinkle the diced apples over the cinnamon.
Roll up the dough and pinch the seam to seal. Cut into 12 equal size rolls.
Place rolls cut side up in a greased or parchment 9 x 13 baking dish. Cover and let rise until doubled (30 mins). While waiting preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
When cooled drizzle with the glaze.
Whisk together powdered sugar, cinnamon, and 1 tbsp milk. Add more milk until glaze is at desired consistency.Dairy Free
Substitute almond milk, coconut milk, etc., and a dairy free margarine.
You can split the dough in half and divide it among two round 8 or 9 inch pans. You can then freeze half to bake another day. Wrap tightly to freeze and defrost before baking. Keeps in freezer for up to 2 months.
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