Saturday, January 19, 2013

4 Ingredient Pull Apart Bread

Sometimes it's just nice to take a shortcut don't you think? Christmas morning when you didn't think to make cinnamon roll dough, throw a casserole together the night before, or even put one in your crock pot, is the perfect time to use a shortcut. Because all I want to do on Christmas morning is snuggle with my babies and take pictures of their cute little faces.
Pull Apart bread is something I've seen a lot, they all look good. Savory or sweet. I keep meaning to make a loaf or two- throw ingredients into my bread machine for  the dough and ta daa! Easy enough. But I decided to make this processes even faster by using refrigerated biscuit dough. You know the kind in tubes that pop and freak you the heck out when you open them? So easy. Really this sweet version is 4 ingredients. Depending on spices you use. I'm also listing some variations at the bottom of this post. I love this shortcut, I wouldn't use it everyday- making your own dough is going to cost less and be better for you. But in a rush? This is perfect. The bread was yummy, though under baked but really, that's an easy fix!
I used four tubes of biscuits, my pan is a 4x11 inch pan, you may have to adjust this recipe for a standard loaf pan.

GPAC Easy Pull Apart Bread

4 cans refrigerated biscuits- 8 biscuits to a can
3/4 stick of melted butter, unsalted
1 cup of brown sugar
1 tablespoon Pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon 
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, lightly grease a loaf pan.
2. Mix brown sugar and spices in a bowl. (Start with about 1 cup of sugar, if you need more you can mix more.)
 3. Take the biscuits and flatten them, if your biscuits have layers you can peel them in half's or thirds also.
4. Brush or slightly dip the biscuits into the butter.
5. Sprinkle or dip the biscuits in the sugar mixture. Stack them 4 high at a time, then transfer them to the loaf pan to start lining them up.
 6. Drizzle the remaining on top of the loaf, sprinkle the top with remaining sugar also.
 7. Bake for 30-45 minutes. If the top is getting too dark just set a piece of foil over the top of the loaf.


Other filling options
- butter, garlic powder, shredded cheese, green onions
- nutella
- blueberry preserves, lemon zest, maybe even lemon curd
- fruit preserves, cream cheese
- chopped apple pie filling and cinnamon

Toppings
- drizzle the top with a powdered sugar glaze
- drizzle the top with maple powdered sugar glaze
- sprinkle with powdered sugar
- sprinkle with chopped nuts
- sprinkle with chocolate chips
- sprinkle with melted chocolate or nutella
- drizzle with maple syrup- especially the pie spiced ones


GPAC Easy Pull Apart Bread

4 cans refrigerated biscuits- 8 biscuits to a can
3/4 stick of melted butter, unsalted
1 cup of brown sugar
1 tablespoon Pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, lightly grease a loaf pan.
2. Mix brown sugar and spices in a bowl. (Start with about 1 cup of sugar, if you need more you can mix more.)
3. Take the biscuits and flatten them, if your biscuits have layers you can peel them in half's or thirds also.
4. Brush or slightly dip the biscuits into the butter.
5. Sprinkle or dip the biscuits in the sugar mixture. Stack them 4 high at a time, then transfer them to the loaf pan to start lining them up.
6. Drizzle the remaining on top of the loaf, sprinkle the top with remaining sugar also.
7. Bake for 30-45 minutes. If the top is getting too dark just set a piece of foil over the top of the loaf.

Other filling options
- butter, garlic powder, shredded cheese, green onions
- nutella
- blueberry preserves, lemon zest, maybe even lemon curd
- fruit preserves, cream cheese
- chopped apple pie filling and cinnamon

Toppings
- drizzle the top with a powdered sugar glaze
- drizzle the top with maple powdered sugar glaze
- sprinkle with powdered sugar
- sprinkle with chopped nuts
- sprinkle with chocolate chips
- sprinkle with melted chocolate or nutella
- drizzle with maple syrup- especially the pie spiced ones








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