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1. In a large mixing bowl combine 2 1/4 cups of the flour and the yeast; set aside. In a small saucepan heat and stir milk, 1/3 cup butter, granulated sugar, and salt just until warm (120 degrees F to 130 degrees F) and butter is almost melted. Add milk mixture to flour mixture; add eggs. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed for 30 seconds, scraping sides of bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining 2 1/4 to 2 3/4 cups flour as you can.
2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes total). Shape dough into a ball. Place in a lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease surface. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size (1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours).
3. Punch dough down . Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, lightly grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.
4. For filling, in a medium bowl stir together brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour, and cinnamon. Using a pastry blender, cut in 1/2 cup butter until crumbly.
5. Roll dough into an 18x12-inch rectangle. Sprinkle with filling, leaving about 1 inch unfilled along one of the long sides. Top with apples. Roll up rectangle, starting from the filled long side; pinch dough to seal seam. Cut into 12 slices. Arrange in the prepared baking pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (about 45 minutes).
6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake about 30 minutes or until golden, covering loosely with foil for the last 10 minutes of baking. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Invert onto another wire rack; cool slightly. Invert again onto a serving platter. Spread or drizzle with Vanilla Frosting. Serve warm.
1. In a medium bowl beat 1 cup powdered sugar, butter, 2 milk, and vanilla. Gradually beat in 2 cups additional powdered sugar. If necessary, add additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make a frosting of spreading or drizzling consistency.