Makes 1 very big loaf
400 g flour25 g fresh yeast or 7 g dry yeast
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
30 g butter
250 ml water
100 ml sour cream
handful of raisins
handful of pecans
juice of half lemon
50-100 g sugar
melted butter for brushing
egg,beaten for eggwash
If using dry yeast then follow the instructions on the package.
If using fresh yeast:
Boil half of the water & pour it over the butter,mix until completely melted.
Add the rest of the cold water,you should get lukewarm mixture.
Add flour & salt,sour cream.
Melt the yeast with sugar & mix everything together.
Knead for 5 min or until dough starts to come off the hands & bowl. Sprinkle over little flour & leave to stand in warm place,covered with cling film or clean towel for 40 min or until its doubled in size.
For the filling cut the apples into the small pieces.Sprinkle with lemon juice & sugar.Add raisins & chopped nuts.
Roll out the dough on floured surface 40x40 cm.
Brush with melted butter.Scatter over some sugar & cinnamon.
Place the filling all over & roll it up.Pinch together all loose ends & lift the roll onto the prepared baking tray.
Cover it with clean towel & leave for 30 min in warm place.
Brush with egg & bake at 200C for ca 40-50 min.