There’s always more to do with Grandmother Bread! Try Apple-Streudel Ladder Loaf–for dessert, for breakfast, or just a snack. Or lunch while the kids are at school eating hamburger casserole and peas. I won’t tell. Start with the Grandmother Bread.
How to make Apple-Streudel Ladder Loaf:
Start with the one-loaf standard Grandmother Bread recipe
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 teaspoon yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
3 1/2 cups flour
In a large bowl, combine water, yeast, sugar, and salt. Let sit five minutes. Stir in flour with a heavy spoon until dough becomes too stiff to continue stirring easily. Add a little more flour and begin kneading. The amount of flour is approximate–your mileage may vary! Continue adding flour and kneading until the dough is smooth and elastic. Let dough rise in a greased, covered bowl until doubled. (Usually, 30-60 minutes.) Uncover bowl; sprinkle in a little more flour and knead again.
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped, peeled apples
Roll dough into an 8×12-inch rectangle on a floured surface. Brush melted butter over dough. Combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and apples for filling. Spread filling down the middle of the dough. At the sides of the filling, cut the dough at 1-inch intervals.
Fold dough strips over the filling to wrap, alternating strips to make a braid. See how pretty that’s going to be?
Carefully move filled loaf to a greased baking sheet. Brush top with more melted butter; sprinkle with sugar. And more sugar. And some cinnamon-sugar. Let rise till doubled. If you start a two-loaf recipe of Grandmother Bread, you might be making a regular loaf of bread at the same time.
Bake at 350-degrees for 30 minutes. Serve warm slices with ice cream.
Try peaches or other fruits in this recipe. Add nuts and/or raisins–it’s all good! I bet you have some more ideas! (Let me hear ’em!)
You absolutely, positively cannot live another day without smelling this coming out of your oven. Trust me.
See this recipe at Farm Bell Recipes and save it to your recipe box.
GOOD Morning. Bet you could make a savory one too. Ham and cheese.stromboli with herbs and sausages. OI! I’m starving. :flying:
On May 14, 2008 at 6:44 am
Kim A. says:
You could have a catering business! I’m drooling over the pics. Feel free to Fed Ex me a sample or two.
Belated happy birthday to your son. I’m not sure I even remember 17. 😆
On May 14, 2008 at 7:20 am
YUMMM!!Thank you for sharing. :heart:
On May 14, 2008 at 7:30 am
Wow, that looks divine!!! Just throw in a good cup of coffee and your set for the day!
grace and peace,
On May 14, 2008 at 7:30 am
Karen H says:
Pampered Chef had some braided recipes for their kitchen shows 5 or 6 years ago. The one similar to this used cream cheese with sugar and vanilla. To make the cuts easier, a pizza cutter works really well. I’m looking forward to trying this — sounds delicious!
On May 14, 2008 at 7:36 am
I wish I had time to make all the delicious looking recipes you post. Since I went back to work full time I’m lucky to have time to make grilled cheese. :shocked:
On May 14, 2008 at 7:45 am
Uh, I’m Princess’s long lost sister. I’m coming home to live with you!
On May 14, 2008 at 7:56 am
Suzanne, yum, that bread looks fabulous.
On May 14, 2008 at 7:59 am
That looks so great! Grandmother bread is so versatile!
On May 14, 2008 at 9:12 am
Oh my goodness, that looks so yummy – If I could just make the bread 🙂
On May 14, 2008 at 9:34 am
OoOOoo wow does that look scrumptious! Please send me a taste :p Looks beautiful too.
On May 14, 2008 at 10:09 am
Tell me this is on the South Beach diet…..pretty please????
:thumbsup: o thank you!!! IT IS, IT IS!!!
On May 14, 2008 at 10:33 am
Kim W says:
WOW!! What more can be said? Oh…I know…YUM!! :hungry:
Blessings from Ohio…
On May 14, 2008 at 10:51 am
That looks and sounds delicious, Suzanne! :hungry: I’m going to be begging my mom to make it. :yes:
On May 14, 2008 at 11:16 am
Amy Addison says:
And Happy Birthday to 17! :birthday1:
On May 14, 2008 at 11:41 am
OMG, I wish you could teleport some to me in Texas. I’m not much of a baker, but this might motivate me to try it.
On May 14, 2008 at 11:58 am
Can’t wait to try this! I’m stuck at work and my stomach is growling for struedel loaf! One prep hint for everyone – make this on parchment paper if you can. It makes moving baked goods around much easier.
Thanks Suzanne – yum!
On May 14, 2008 at 12:18 pm
Shimmy Mom says:
That looks so delicious!! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks again. :shimmy:
On May 14, 2008 at 2:54 pm
OMGosh! That looks delicious. Pardon my drool! *G*
On May 14, 2008 at 3:43 pm
Oh My Heavens!!! Already, Grandmother bread has become a total staple at our house. I think this might be one more thing we just won’t be able to live with out. Thank you for sharing! :hungry:
On May 14, 2008 at 5:00 pm
It looks delicious!
On May 14, 2008 at 5:06 pm
I haven’t checked in with you in a while, but wow, that looks gorgeous and delicious. I’m going to have to try it.
On May 14, 2008 at 5:21 pm
Yummy! Can I come over and have some too.
On May 14, 2008 at 6:16 pm
Geeezzzzzzzzzzz, I just gained 50 pounds looking at this…. I ‘m going to make this and eat the whole thing myself…….. Thanks Suzanne! :purr:
On May 15, 2008 at 1:56 am
Lisa Lucchese says:
I just made this with pizza dough and added some chocolate chips – I’ll let you know how the kids like it! Thanks for sharing.
On May 15, 2008 at 11:03 am
Sounds so heart warming
On October 23, 2008 at 2:09 pm
Josie Rivera says:
Hi there. First time on your site and was looking at your apple-streudel ladder loaf. You mentioned the flour. What kind? All-purpose or bread flour. Can’t wait to make it.
On January 14, 2009 at 8:42 pm
Suzanne McMinn says:
Hi, Josie! I use all-purpose flour!
On January 14, 2009 at 9:43 pm
:duck: I love your site, and ALL those wonderful recipes. It feels like I’ve sat down on your porch (If you have one) and we’re chatting with a cup of coffee and something fresh from your oven!
On July 5, 2009 at 5:27 pm
I just pulled this out of the oven and it is beautiful!!! I used raw sugar on the top after brushing butter all over it before the final rise. That sugar looks like crystals just sparkling all over with cinnamon sprinkled over it too.
Jessica already pulled a lattice off of it…that spoiled gal! She said it is amazing. I’m so happy to find this and make it for my baby girl while she is home for Christmas
Thanks Suzanne for putting this recipe up for me to find.
On December 22, 2009 at 4:47 pm
Cathy L says:
I am in the process of making this right now :-)It’s going through the 2nd rise as I type, made the double batch so have a loaf of Grandmother’s bread doing the same thing.
Since a friend introduced me to this site, I have to admit that I have become a baking fiend LOL The family is loving it (so am I) but it isn’t doing the diet much good!
So who needs to be skinny anyways, let the baking continue!
On February 5, 2010 at 4:24 pm
Suzanne McMinn says:
Hi, Cathy! That’s wonderful!
On February 5, 2010 at 4:29 pm
Cathy L says:
I know what I am going to be making folks for Christmas this year 🙂 This is so GOOD! And so easy! I was thinking, could be made like the hot pockets and frozen for snacking purposes…or make a small square, lay the filling in and then bring the edges up to make little pouches, or what do you think of mixing the filling into the dough itself and then baking, like you do with your pepperoni rolls? Do you think it would work?
All I know is this was an instant hint (as were the hot pockets btw), I am now off to look at the cornmeal yeast bread recipe and the beans for this weekend.
On February 5, 2010 at 8:49 pm
Suzanne McMinn says:
Cathy, I think that’s a great idea! Makes me want to try it!
On February 5, 2010 at 9:17 pm
Can you use apple pie filling in this?
On November 5, 2010 at 9:19 pm
I made this yesterday and used apple pie filling since I didn’t have any apples , the it spread out quiet a bit it still tastes pretty good (I had a piece for breakfast this morning), though I think the next time I make it I’ll try regular apples instead of the pie filling and see how that comes out. 🙂
On November 7, 2010 at 6:04 pm
Rebel Homemaker says:
Made this today using the sourdough version and it was so delicious! I love how easy that braiding technique is!
On May 3, 2011 at 6:11 pm
I have been making homemade bread from your recipe about
6 months now and I must say its so good
So now im gonna try this strudel recipe to surprise my wife
as she cooks all the pastrys and pies
Im retired and need to stay busy so baking is gonna be my new
Thank you so much for this site ,especially since im a newby to
cooking and baking
Thanks and happy trails from texas
On April 5, 2015 at 7:26 pm