How to Make Pull Apart Cinnamon Roll Loaf

by Nikki Lyon

Instructions

Step 1

For the bread dough: in a mixer bowl add 2 c bread flour, a packet of yeast, dash of salt and 1/3 c sugar

Step 2

In a small sauce pan add: 4 TB butter, 2 tsp vanilla and 1/3 c milk. Let this warm up until butter melts

Step 3

Remove from heat and add 1/4 c water

Step 4

Add this to the dough and start the mixer

Step 5

Add 2 eggs and 3/4 c more bread fl. Let your mixer beat this for a few minutes then transfer to a bowl to rise

Step 6

Transfer to greased bowl. The dough will be sticky and that's fine. Cover and let rise until its doubled in size. About an hour or so

Step 7

While the bread is rising, warm up 4TB butter and cook until browned up

Step 8

It will look like this. Very caramely and fragrant. Sit aside and wait to brush on rolled dough

Step 9

Once the dough is ready, roll out on a floured surface

Step 10

Roll as thin as you'd like. It doesn't have to be perfectly shaped bc you will be cutting into strips

Step 11

Brush the entire surface with the browned butter. Then add enough brown sugar to coat well. I used a few hand fulls and a good sprinkle of cinnamon. Press this into the buttered dough

Step 12

And start to cut long strips. Then each strip cut into bite size pieces

Step 13

Stack bite size pieces up and place back to back making three rows, into a greased 8x8 dish (ones that are perfectly square in shape)

Step 14

This dough will fit perfectly into this dish. Preheat your oven to 350, and while its warming up let this dough rest again in the dish. About 15-20 min

Step 15

Bake LOOSELY covered with some tin foil about 30-40 min. The ends will brown up but the middle might need longer. The foil will keep tops from browning while the middle gets cooked best

Step 16

Now, these are wonderful as is but I make a caramel glaze to pour ontop: 2TB butter, 2 TB brown sugar, 2 TB milk. Warm that until its bubbly. Then add about 1/2 c powdered sugar

Step 17

Pour all over the warm bread. Enjoy!!