3. Measure the milk and pour it into the pan. Heat the
liquid to about 98.6 degrees (lukewarm). Pour about 2/5 cup of the liquid over
the yeast in the bowl and stir with a spoon until the yeast has dissolved. Add
the rest of the liquid and stir some more.
4. Crack the egg against the edge of the bowl and pour it
into the bowl.
5. Measure the flour, salt and sugar, and pour them into
the bowl. Stir.
6. Knead the dough for at least 10 minutes by hand, or 8
minutes in the bread maker.
7. Sprinkle some flour onto the work surface and place the
dough on the table.
8. Divide the dough into 4 equal parts. Then divide each
part into 4 equal parts so that you end up with 16 pieces.
9. Shape the dough into round balls and place them on
parchment paper on two baking sheets.
10. Place clean kitchen towels over the buns and allow them
to rise for 30 minutes.
11. You can mix the cinnamon and the applesauce for the
filling while the dough is rising.
12. Carefully press with your fingers to create a hollow in
each bun and put a big teaspoon of filling into each cavity.
13. Heat the oven to 475 degrees.
14. Crack an egg into a cup and lightly whisk it with a
fork. Carefully brush the buns with the beaten egg. Use a bread brush, and
avoid brushing the filling.
15. Place the baking sheets, one at a time, in the middle of
the oven and bake for about 7 minutes until the buns are golden brown. Take out
the baking sheets and place kitchen towels over the buns until they have cooled