Hi dear friend. How was your weekend?? Mine was filled with lots of family, good friends, food, and loads of Cadbury Mini Eggs. I had more free time this weekend than I knew what to do with so I did some garden work, spring cleaned my closet, and spent lots of outdoors time with my pups and baby chicks.
Yesterday, my family also had the sad affair of saying goodbye to my little brother who left for his first deployment to Afghanistan. He’s pretty excited about it all but my mother, try as she may, couldn’t quite muster the same kind of excitement.
Here’s to a safe deployment for my little brother and to all of those serving in the 101st Airborn Division.
And now…the bread. I’ve been dreaming about this bread for a while now and when I saw raspberries on sale for $1 at the market this weekend, I knew it was finally time to make it a cinnamony reality.
This bread is rather similar to the braided triple berry bread that was part of Joy the Baker’s Baking Challenge. I think I’ve been dreaming of that bread ever since then and it’s what inspired this pull-apart bread. But, who really knows?
The dough is easy enough to make. I do it mostly in my stand mixer and then give it a good knead and a short rest afterwards.
Once the dough is ready, the bread comes together quickly. Like this:
(please pretend that this is the best gif you’ve ever seen because I stayed up way past my bedtime one night making it :))
Any kind of berry will do in this bread so don’t feel limited to the raspberry. Also, feel free to use multiple berries in the same bread. Go berry crazy!
Happy Monday lovelies.
**Some notes on the recipe: 1) It comes out a bit soggy in the middle and after 35 minutes, may seem that it’s not done. But it is. After it cools a bit, the inside hardens some and leaves you with a moist and very butter/ sugary bread. 2) You really need to grease the pan good and I recommend taking the bread out of the pan before it fulls cools because once the cinnamon sugar hardens some, it makes it more difficult to get the bread out of the pan.