This is my friend Jake's recipe for Apple Strudel Bread. It is fantastic for breakfast (I claim that the fruit makes it healthy) or dessert. It's impossible to only eat one piece.
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup butter, softened and cut into tablespoon sized chunks
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3/4 tsp salt
3 1/4 cups bread flour
1 tsp active dry yeast or bread machine yeast
3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 cups apples, peeled and chopped1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Place dough ingredients in bread machine according to manufacturer's directions. Select dough cycle. When done, remove dough and punch down. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
Roll dough into a large rectangle (about 24" x 12"). Smooth butter down the middle third of the dough. Cut sides of dough into strips to make the braid.
Combine filling ingredients in a bowl. Spoon the filling over the buttered section of the dough. Then start to 'braid' the bread by taking strips from alternate sides and pulling them across the filling so that they overlap. Transfer to a silpat (or foil or parchment paper) lined baking sheet.
Cover and let rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes or until nearly double. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
Once cool, make the glaze by combining the powdered sugar, vanilla extract and add enough milk (add just a tiny bit at a time) so that it reaches a drizzling consistency.