Dear Miss Suzy,
I’m sorry that it had to end this way. You’ve been great for our family for the past two years and it all had to come to an end one afternoon. It was nice to see your effort a couple times a week in attempting to help us out. I thought this day wouldn’t come for a couple more years but I really need to let you go.
One day I hope you can forgive me for tossing you out just like this. You really were the BEST Roomba a girl could ask for and you saved my sanity weekly.
Yesterday, I went to run some errands with Livi around town. Right before I left I turned on Miss Suzy (our name for our Robot vacuum). Two hours later I came home to an AWFUL stench in our house. I immediately thought WOW the dog really had to go but why is it so powerful. My dog did go and Miss Suzy proceeded to carry it all over our floor and rug.
There are just some things that you can clean and some things that are better off just being thrown away. Miss Suzy was great for our family but it was just her time. Now I have to figure out a way to clean without spending another $450 bucks. Yes, that’s how much I spent and she was literally worth every penny because she saved my sanity.
Now after a day like yesterday a slice of this Nutella Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread is just what I needed. Warmed to perfection and just gooey enough for me to forget about all my troubles for at least 10 minutes. You may have to add an additional 10 minutes if you decide to go after a second slice.
ENJOY ~ Meagan
Nutella Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 granny smith apple, chopped
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup nutella
- powdered sugar
Add yeast, 1 tablespoon of sugar and water to a mixer. Mix a little and then let it sit for 10 minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk, egg yolk, salt and the rest of the sugar. Then start to incorporate the flour into the bowl adding 1/2 cup in 30 second intervals.
Knead with the dough hook or with your hands for at least 5 minutes. Add to a lightly greased bowl covered with plastic wrap.
Let the dough rise for at least 2 hours.
For the Filling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl combine the apple, cinnamon and sugar and set aside.
Flour your work surface and roll out the dough into a rectangular shape. Spread the nutella over the dough leaving 1/2 inch border around all the sides. Then top it off with the apple mixture. Roll the dough very tightly and then create a “U” shape with the dough. Start to weave the dough over each side and then when you reach the bottom pinch the end pieces together. Place in a butter greased iron skillet.
Bake the swirl bread for 30 minutes or until lightly golden brown on the top. Let it cool for 15 minutes before topping with powdered sugar.