Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread. This pull apart bread is full of cinnamon-y goodness with pillowy soft innards and caramelised crust. It is deeeelicious!
So when I first saw this recipe on Joy the Baker and then again on Passionate Mae I knew it was a sign from the bread gods that it was time to try my hand at baking bread. Yes folks I have never baked bread before! Shocking I know. This pull apart bread is full of cinnamon-y goodness with pillowy soft innards and a caramelised crust. It is deeeelicious!
While the recipe is simple enough to follow and super easy if you have a dough hook on your mixer, I found the resting time to be quite testing on my patience. I have about as much patience as a peanut. Not the size of a peanut mind you, but AS a peanut! I followed the recipe for Joy the Baker who kneaded the dough by hand so go and have a gander if you don’t have the dough hook.
For the dough:
2 ¾ cups plain flour
¼ cup granulated sugar
2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast
½ tsp salt
2 Tbsp butter
⅓ cup milk
¼ cup water
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
For the Filling:
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg (I didn’t have any and omitted)
2 Tbsp butter, melted
Chuck 1 ¾ cups flour (save the other 1 cup for later), ¼ cup sugar, 2 ¼ tsp yeast and ½ tsp salt into a bowl and mix.
Nuke the 2 Tbsp butter with the ¼ cup water until butter is melted, add the ⅓ cup milk, stir and leave to cool. Beat the 2 eggs in a small bowl.
Add the beaten eggs and check butter mixture is room temp before adding to bowl of flours. Mix with dough hook until mixture comes together in a sticky dough form.
Add the remaining 1 cup of flour and beat dough approx 5mins until mixture comes together
See? It came together!
Cover bowl with a clean towel over the top and place in a warm area until dough rises to about double original size (approx 1 hour)
Roll out the dough on a clean surface to 12 by 20 inch rectangle. Yeah I had no idea on measurements and pretty much just rolled it to the size of my giant chopping board. I haz no rulers in my house! Also lols I haz no proper rolling pin!
Mix the cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg together. I didn’t have nutmeg. It was still good. Yes my laptop is dangerously close. /coughNoodsIpad/cough
Brush on the melted butter and go nuts sprinkling the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Then cut the dough into six strips.
Stack the six strips on top of each other. Don’t worry if all the sugar comes off.
Oops missed a pic but obviously cut those strips into three or four stacks of squares and shove it into a pre greased 9×5 loaf pan. The slices don’t have to be perfectly fitting- it’s actually better to have em a bit disjointed. Whack on any extra cinnamon sugar on top and leave it to rest/rise for another 15mins until dough has doubled in size.
Bake in oven at 175C for 30-35 minutes until the top is golden brown. I would advise you place the loaf tin on a tray in case sugar mixture bubbles over..
With its butt in the air! Use a butter knife to loosen the edges then invert the bread onto a plate or you know, the tray the tin was on to save on the washing. The syrup that was made from all the sugar will run down the edges. Warning: it’s hot yo!
Why hello beautiful!
Is it that time already? Time to pull off a slice?
Ok it prolly doesn’t need that extra pat of butter but after all that waiting around I thought i deserved it 😛
Hurricanes, Top Ryde Shopping Centre (Shop R3006 Ground Floor, Top Ryde City, Cnr Blaxland Rd & Devlin St, Ryde). The half rack of pork ribs ($29) was freaking massive, lamb ribs and steak combo ($42) with fries was like angels blessed this lamb rack with tastiness.
OH HAI! It’s been a while since I’ve taken a photo with a shiny knife! It sure is shiny. And yes I am wearing a bib cos I am the world’s messiest eater. So how was your weekend dudes? Did we all remember to vote? The boy and I decided to forgo the sausage sizzle at the local primary school and headed over to Hurricanes in the new Top Ryde Shopping Centre (Shop R3006 Ground Floor, Top Ryde City, Cnr Blaxland Rd & Devlin St, Ryde) for a super meat fest.
Woohoo check out my porky ribs! The half rack of pork ribs ($29) was freaking massive, the meat so tender and easily ripped away from the bone with your teeth. I could only make it thru half of these sexy meaty morsels smothered in sweet tangy bbq sauce and couldn’t even look let alone touch the baked potato. They need a kids sized version cos my stomach is so fail but super props to Hurricanes for wrapping up my ribs to take home and chucking in a brand new potato with a container of sour cream! Service yo!
Noods was having trouble deciding on what to get and chose the lamb ribs and steak combo ($42) with fries that were so golden and delicious. The steak looked a bit dubious, seemingly placed far away from the ribs and fries action but when I managed to steal a bite of the steak I suffered from the most incredible food envy ever. It was everything I look for in a steak- tender, juicy, MOIST and with truckloads of flavour and don’t get me started on the lamb ribs! They were a bit chewier than the pork but the flavour was just out of this world zomg words fail me! It was like angels blessed this lamb rack with tastiness.
No way could we fit in dessert, so sorry guys no sweet ending but hey lookit beer! Finally found Aussie beers that I like!
Cuisinart Ice Cream, Frozen Yoghurt and Sorbet Maker giveaway! Featuring a double insulated freezer bowl which can hold up to 2 litres of frozen dessert, the fully automatic heavy-duty motor makes frozen desserts or drinks in as little as 25 minutes and has a large ingredient spout for adding mix-ins.
How fabulous is Sydney’s weather right now?! With beautiful 28 degree weather, it’s the perfect time to make some delicious ice cream and thanks to the awesome people at Kitchenware Direct one lucky Chocolate Suze reader will win a Cuisinart Ice Cream, Frozen Yoghurt & Sorbet Maker so keep on reading for your chance to win!
I was super excited to fill my freezer with delicious treats and couldn’t wait to get started. A recipe booklet comes along with the machine so I went and did a mini tasting platter with an old school Malaysian style taro ice cream sandwich, green tea frozen yoghurt and a Coke slushie. Before beginning an ice cream recipe, the 2L double insulated bowl must be frozen for a minimum of 24 hours. There’s also recipes for custard type of ice cream using eggs, gelato recipes and sorbet recipes.
Ingredients for a basic ice cream:
1 ½ cups whole milk
1 ⅛ cups granulated sugar
3 cups thickened cream
Using a mixer, beat the milk and sugar together on low speed until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the thickened cream and any flavourings eg fruit and pour mixture into freezer bowl. Turn the machine on and let it mix until thickened, approx 20-25mins. The machine is a tad on the noisy side but hey it’s cos it’s hard at work churning!
Ooh purple! Helen had given me a couple of packets of bubble tea drink powder flavours so I randomly added a packet of taro flavoured powder to my ice cream which turned out pretty tasty! And because I knew I wanted to do an ice cream sandwich I had frozen my ice cream mixture in a loaf tin lined with cling wrap.
I scored this crazy swirly bread from Bread Story which had awesome taro swirled within
TADAH! Taro ice cream sandwich deliciousness! Next time I am totally making sweet corn ice cream sandwich mmm
Frozen yoghurt ingredients:
1 ⅔ cups whole milk
¾ cup caster sugar
1L of yoghurt
¼ cup heavy cream
Using a mixer, beat the milk and sugar together on low speed until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the yoghurt and thickened cream and any flavourings eg fruit (I used green tea powder) and pour mixture into freezer bowl. Turn the machine on and let it mix until thickened, approx 20-25mins.
Transfer the frozen yoghurt to an airtight container and place in freezer for 2 hours. Remove from freezer about 15 mins before serving.
Nawwww ain’t he a cutie??
Last but not least- a Coke slushie!
Pour 6 cups of soft drink into freezer bowl, turn the machine on and let mix until thick and slushie-like, about 15-20mins. Serve immediately.
It was just so freaking easy to make my own slushies! Thinking about all the drinks I can turn into a slushie now- ginger beer, energy drinks, champers!
With the Ice Cream Maker, it’s as simple as adding your favourite ice cream base and flipping the switch. Featuring a double insulated freezer bowl which can hold up to 2 litres of frozen dessert, the fully automatic heavy-duty motor makes frozen desserts or drinks in as little as 25 minutes and has a large ingredient spout for adding mix-ins.
So now thanks to Kitchenware Direct, who wants to win the very awesome Cuisinart Ice Cream-Frozen Yoghurt & Sorbet Maker? All you have to do is leave a comment in this blog post answering:
What is your favourite ice cream memory?
The most creative entry will win this awesome prize! You can enter as many times as you like, but you must be an Australian resident. Please enter a valid email address. Competition closes Friday 8th April 2011, 10am aest.
Thanks to everyone who entered the comp! Kitchenware Direct has chosen our winner: Christine Boland and runners up Tee and Raff. Congrats guys!
Jurassic Lounge- The Australian Museum (6 College St, Sydney), a popup bar in a museum filled with dinosaurs is running every Tuesday night from 5.30pm until the 19th April so get there soon before it becomes extinct!
Welcome! Oh look is that a dinosaur sticking its head out the window at the Australian Museum? Why yes it is! After seeing some photos from the awesome crunchy tiger on her blog and on the book of faces, we crazy kids rocked up to Jurassic Lounge at the Australian Museum (6 College St, Sydney).
Word on da street was that it’s kinda like a pop up bar… but in a museum. Which is totes awesome cos I’m not super crazy about dinosaurs but I admit to having a fascination of how the dinosaur bones are arranged cos we all know how I love puzzles (lols stupid soft drink puzzle is still not completed arghh!)
$15 entry got us 1 free drink and then you’re free to stumble around the museum, going through all the nooks and crannys without fear of anyone telling you to keep your voice down or hey you no drinks in here lol alcohol + darkened museum + awesome tunes = best Tuesday night ever!
Teehee it’s the dinos
ass backside! In the skeleton room there was live music with heaps of cushions scattered around, next door were artists painting beautiful creations and go up a level and there’s a silent disco!
Ohohoho the silent disco was the main drawcard for me wanting to visit the museum and it was an interesting experience entering a mostly silent room of people bopping along to a beat you could only hear via headphones. Loved dancing in a room filled with towering dinosaur skeletons but the music that night was not quite my style and a tad trippy- someone needs to invent a silent disco where you can change the channel on the headphones to listen to music from another dj! You heard this idea here first yo!
Oh hai! This fabulous pic was taken by Minh when we were leaving the silent disco and stumbled across a mini dance area where a webcam had been set up to a projection screen so you can watch yourself dance and shoot lasers street fighter/mortal kombat style! Tunes were crazy awesome here and I fear there may be some insane videos taken of me dancing like a looney floating around the interwebs soon haha edit: FOUND IT!
Thanks miss kathy!
There wasn’t much hot food available but we got these cute little pies ($6 for 3)
My what sharp teeth you have. There was also a Twitter scavenger hunt that saw our group tearing around taking photos and um winning all 3 prizes of the night heh nerds ftw
Run away Richard!!
RAWR! The gift shop is like, soooo much fun! There was also a teenage mutant ninja turtle costume for sale but sadly only in kids size haha
It gloooooows! Jurassic Lounge is running every Tuesday night from 5.30pm until the 19th April so get there soon before it becomes extinct!
where did the weekend go. old skool drinks puzzle.
Hai guys how was your weekend? Hope it was awesome, mine just wasn’t long enough! Didn’t really do much but there was much sleep and much baklava as well as this crazy-ass puzzle I’m doing. Yes along with collecting stamps I also like doing jigsaw puzzles- DON‘T JUDGE! Hehe they say doing puzzles helps to improve your patience but I think it’s just increasing my rage-o-meter whenever I can’t find a certain shaped piece. Also, as awesome as this old skool drinks pic is, it makes me so freaking thirsty! Sorry for the short post but I promise to make it up to you guys soon! Right after I finish this puzzle…