Apple & Cinnamon Pull Apart Loaf

The team at Hill Street came up with this delicious recipe. This light and fluffy loaf is drizzled with a sweet vanilla icing and filled with R&R Smith’s delicious Royal Gala apples.

How long will it take?
1 ½ hours

How long will it take?
Serves 8


For the loaf

¾ cup warm milk, heated to 45°C.
7 g (1 sachet) dried yeast
3 tbsp butter, softened
2 tbsp caster sugar
1 egg
3 cups plain flour
1 tsp salt

For the filling

3 tbsp butter, softened
1 ½ cups peeled Royal Gala apples, finely diced
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

For the icing

1 cup powdered sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp milk


Add yeast to the warmed milk, stir, cover and leave to stand for 10 minutes or until the mixture is foamy.
Beat egg and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer.
Add butter and milk mixture and beat to combine. If you have a dough hook attachment add it now and then add flour gradually until all combined.
Increase increase speed to medium-high beat until the dough is soft and pliable (if you don’t have a dough hook, remove the dough from the bowl when it is combined and knead by hand).
Shape dough into a ball and transfer to a greased bowl, cover and place in a warm spot until it has doubled in size.

Grease a 23 x 13 centimetre loaf pan.

Roll dough out into a 50 x 30 centimetre rectangle.

In a small bowl combine cinnamon and sugar. Spread dough with butter and sprinkle cinnamon/sugar mixture over. Add apple, distributing evenly.
Use a sharp knife to cut the dough into six 50 x 5 centimetre rectangles. Add pieces, one at a time to the prepared loaf pan, stacking one on top of the other. Cover and place in a warm spot for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 175°C.
Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, then cover the top with foil and return to the oven for a further 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and leave in pan to cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

When the loaf has completely cooled, drizzle with icing.
Make icing by combining all ingredients together in a bowl.
Add extra milk if needed to achieve your desired consistency.