Great dessert for everyone. Takes a little bit of time but is all worth it. My mom use to make it all the time.
1 tbsp yeast
4 tbsp caster sugar
150 ml warmed milk
225 g plus extra for dusting plain flour
a pinch of salt
50 g melted butter
1 beaten egg
1 vanilla extract
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
3 medium cooking apples, peeled and chopped (1 1/2 cups)
In medium bowl, mix filling ingredients. Set aside.
Mix the yeast with half a teaspoon of the sugar and two tablespoons of the warm milk. Place in a warm place to rest for 15 minutes, or until frothy. Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Stir in one tablespoon of the sugar. Make a well in the flour and pour in the yeast mix, the rest of the milk, the melted butter, vanilla and the egg. Mix to make a dough and then knead, cover the bowl and leave to stand for 45 minutes, or until the dough has doubled in size.
Grease bottom and sides of 13 x 9″ pan with shortening.
Gently push fist into dough to deflate. Roll dough into 15 x 12″ rectangle. Spread 2 Tbsp softened butter over dough. Cut it in pieces and make the rolls. Fill it with apple sauce.
Heat oven to 400ºF. Bake 20-25 min or until golden brown. Cool in pan 1 min. Place heatproof serving platter or tray upside down onto pan; turn platter and pan over. Let stand about 1 min so caramel can drizzle over rolls; remove pan. Serve warm.