Monday, June 16, 2014

Cinnamon Roll Pull-Apart Bread

So, this next recipe is sinful. I mean, it's finger-lickin', "Where's my napkin?", "Is that icing on my shirt?", "How many exclamation points can I add after the word 'good'!!", good. Like, you won't be able to stop at one bite, good. You have been warned my sweet friend... 
Now, you can use any type of round bread for this. I prefer this Hawaiian Sweet Bread but if you can't find it where you are, just use any sweet, yeast round bread. 
Ingredients:
1 cup light brown sugar
6 tbsp. butter (or margarine)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
3 tbsp. honey

icing
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Directions:
Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Remove loaf of sweet bread from aluminum pan. That's what I love about this bread. It comes with it's own pan to bake it in!
Make 5 vertical slices in loaf about 1 1/2 inches apart stopping about 1/2-inch from bottom crust. Now, I used a regular chef's knife for this because almost all my other knives have been packed (we're moving soon.) But if you have a serrated bread knife, that would make it easier to slice. 
In a small saucepan over medium/low heat, combine brown sugar, butter and honey. Stir constantly until everything is melted and combined (about 5 minutes.) Remove from heat then stir in cinnamon.
Open each slice that you made in the bread and spread on a couple of tablespoons of the glaze. Press the slices together to make sure glaze gets distributed on each side of the slices.
Then take your knife and make 4 more horizontal slices. Then fill in those slices with glaze. It'll get a little messy, that's alright because goodness awaits -I promise. Just scoop up any of the glaze that runs out of the sides and spoon it right back on.
Push loaf back together and put it back in to the aluminum pan (note: you can spray the aluminum pan with nonstick cooking spray if you are going to be removing this bread from the pan to serve.) Spread any remaining glaze over the bread. Bake loaf for about 8-10 minutes
While bread is in the oven, start making the glaze. Whisk together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract. Make this to your desired thickness. If it is too thin for you, add in a bit more powdered sugar. Too thick? Just add in a little more milk.
Once bread is finished baking, you can remove it from the pan or serve it directly from the pan (be careful, it's hot!) Spoon the glaze on the warm bread.
Y'all, this stuff is absolutely divine!
Dig in! Trust me, it won't last long!

12 comments :

  1. Looks poifect! And Gawgeous too! ;-D Our family is wild about hawaiian bread - pinning and will be making soon...YES PLEASE!!

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  2. Oh good lord in heaven...this is too yummy to pass up!

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  3. Julianne - LOL! I'm telling y'all, this stuff was so good, we didn't talk the whole time we were eating it. All you heard was "Mmm. Mmmm." Haa!

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  4. This looks so so so good!!!

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  5. Looks soooooo delicious. I really want to make this for my kids this summer. Thanks for sharing an easier version of one of their favorite treats.

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  6. So quick & easy!. I'm going to add some pecans when I make it.

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  7. I can't wait to try this! Sounds like a weekend winner.
    Rita

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  8. Ooooh, love the idea of adding pecans - yummy! Hope you love it!

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  9. looks so yummy will have to try this
    thank you

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  10. Oh my....sounds scrumptious!! I like the idea of adding pecans. Pinning it!!

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  11. Yummmmy thank god for your. Recipies thank you....

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  12. Just a thought - why not slice the bread horizontally first and spread on butter, sugar mixture and then slice vertically. Less messy and challenging.

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