Cinnamon & apple pull apart bread

It’s Sunday, it’s raining, it’s the perfect day to make your house smell like cinnamon heaven. I’ve been in the kitchen all morning, just baking away. There was nothing that I needed to do, except make delicious things for myself (and hopefully for some other people too, if not it’s also time for a diet).

The first time that I saw a pull apart bread, I thought it looked beautiful, but way too complicated. In that time I just started making cinnamon rolls. And after a while I started to compare the two recipes with each other. I found out that they were kind of the same. The only difference was the shape. This bread is super tasty, and it looks great. The perfect bread to impress someone with for breakfast or brunch.

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Ingredients:

Bread:

  • 3/4 cup warm milk (or any diary free milk)
  • 7 gr active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • pinch of salt

Filling:

  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 apple

Instructions:

  1. Heat up the milk, and mix in the yeast. Let it rest for about 10 minutes until it becomes foamy.
  2. Add in the sugar, butter, egg, flour and pinch of salt. Mix until you have a ball of dough.
  3. Grease a big bowl with some oil, and put the dough inside. Leave it to rest until it’s doubled in size. This takes about 1 hour.
  4. Take the dough and roll it on a floured surface into a big rectangle. Melt the butter and spread it on top of the dough.
  5. Mix together sugar, cinnamon and apple. Sprinkle it on top of the butter.
  6. Cut the dough with a knife into +- 5 cm horizontal pieces, and stack them on top of each other. You will have layers of bread now. About 4 or 5.
  7. Cut again now, but in a vertical way.
  8. Grease a baking tin, and put all of the pieces (cut side up) inside. Leave to rest for another 30 minutes.
  9. Preheat the oven in the meantime to 175 degrees Celsius.
  10. Bake the bread for about 35 minutes until golden brown. If you see it starts to burn a little, take some aluminium foil and cover it for the last minutes.

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