Preparation / Directions:
Melt butter in large skillet. Pare,core and slice apples to 1/2" pieces.
Add apples to butter and cook, stirring, 8 minutes until tender. stir in
sugar, peel, cinnamon, mace and currents. Cook 15 minutes, stirring until
thickened. Cool. In large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, Sugar, salt and yeast.
In small saucepan, combine water and butter. Heat on low flame until 120 F
Gradually add to dry ingredients. Beat 2 minutes, Beat in egg, peel and
3/4 cup flour. With mixer, beat 2 minutes. Add remaining flour, stir in.
Cover, let rest 20 minutes. Grease 2 baking sheets. Place half the dough
on well floured work surface, roll to 14"x12". Place on sheet. Spread 1/2
filling lengthwise down center of the dough. Starting about 3/4" for
filling, cut 1" wide strips diagonally from filling to edges of dough.
Alternately fold opposite strips of dough at angles across filling. Fold
ends over filling. Brush large piece of waxed paper with vegetable oil.
Loosely cover sheet. Top with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours. Uncover,
let stand at room temperature 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine
rest of ingredients for topping. Sprinkle over loaves. Bake 30-25 minutes
until lightly browned. Remove from sheet. Cool. Preparation time 1 hour.
Total time 4 hours.