Pull Apart Cinnamon Roll Bread

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Pull Apart Cinnamon Roll Bread

Who doesn't love cinnamon rolls?  Not many people I would assert.  I saw this recipe for a Pull Apart Cinnamon Roll Bread on Pinch of Yum a while back and had stored it on my Pinterest Bread Board for a couple of years.  
I am not sure why it took me so long to get to it, but I can only think that it was because I consider myself to be yeast bread challenged.  Sometimes I have success and sometimes I don't.  More often than not I really don't. 

When I saw the contenst of this month's Degustabox I immediately thought that I wanted to bake some bread and this Pull Apart Cinnamon Roll Bread came to mind!  Well I was torn actually between using the strong flour in the box and the sandwich wraps.  Called the "Picnic" Box the lastest box was filled with all sorts of goodies that would be great for picnicking with. I love the idea of having "themed" boxes!

Degustabox is a monthly foodie subscription service that sends out a range of specially selected foodie products. There's always a great mix of new products that I haven't tried before, as well as plenty of treats from more established brands. Quite often you will have the opportunity to try new products before they arrive in the shops, so it can be a bit of a sneak peak! Each Degustabox costs £12.99, delivery costs are included in the price, and there is no fixed contract involved - you can cancel at any time. I love getting these boxes. Its a little bit like Christmas for me when the box arrives every month. Here is a little bit about the May Box I received.

ZEO Soft Drinks 1 X £1.19

Zeo are delicious all-natural, low calorie, soft drinks. Blended with natural fruit juices, exotic botanicals and a splash of spring water. They're big on flavour, without the guilt!
I received one of four flavours (Cranberry & Raspberry, Cloudy Lemon, Orange & Mango, and Peach & Grapefruit, which is the one I received.)

I am no stranger to ZEO soft drinks as I have reviewed them on here before.  I love them and am well pleased that they are now available in a take along can instead of a heavy bottle.  Perfect for picnicking!


CRABBIE'S Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer 1 X £1.89

Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer is free from artificial colours, flavours and sweeteners. Best served over ice in a tall glass and can also be enjoyed as part of a Gluten Free diet. Find us in the beer and cider aisle of all major supermarkets and visit on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @CrabbiesUK.

Great for simmering a gammon! (And drinking of course if you are so inclined!)


CADBURY DAIRY MILK Peanut Caramel Crisp 1 X £3.49

This delicious new bar from the Cadbury Dairy Milk Big Taste range combines thick Cadbury Dairy Milk with a peanut filling, containing generous peanut pieces and crunchy crispies, all topped off with gooey caramel and peanut halves. Perfect for sharing with family and friends!

The Cadbury Dairy Milk Big Taste range is also available in the following flavours:
Oreo Crunch (300g)
Toffee Whole Nut (43g and 300g)
Triple Choc Sensation (300g)

Hello?  Chocolate!  Don't ask me twice!

MILLIONS  2 X £0.50 (chocolate)  1 X £0.60 (sour)

Millions - the tiny tasty chewy sweets have been delighting kids and adults alike since 1992. This year adding to the 9 fabulous flavours we have Amazing Milk Chocolate covered Strawberry Millions and Sour Strawberry millions...very moreish.

Something for the kiddies!


CEREAL LOVERS Crunchtime Nuggets 1 X £1.59

Cereal Lovers CrunchTime Nuggets are a deliciously crunchy new snacking concept to be the healthy way to energise and sustain your day. Nothing Nasty in this snacking granola, all natural ingredients. There are 3 types in the CrunchTime range; Forest, Sunshine and Chocolate, packed in resealable pouches. 

I received the Forest Flavour.  *Num!*


HIPPEAS In Herbs We Trust 1 X £1.50

Hippeas is the all new range of organic chickpea puffs which is set to shake-up the global snacking market with a bold brand story and purpose, clear health credentials and exciting flavour profiles.

Light, crunchy and airy, but packing a serious punch of protein and fibre, HIPPEAS is the vegan friendly, on-the-go snack that plans to spread #PeasAndLove across the world.

Available from Waitrose, Boots, Holland & Barrett, Planet Organic, Whole Foods, WH Smith, Superdrug, Ocado and online from www.hippeas.com 



We're Candy Kittens and we believe that life's too short for boring sweets. Championing British style and taste, we use the best possible ingredients to produce the finest quality gourmet sweets. Not only do our sweets taste great, but they are also gluten free! We push ourselves to be as inventive as possible and we're proud of our innovative, premium product. Our distinctive and unique approach flies the flag for British style and taste with a universal appeal! 

I received the sour  blueberry flavour. Mmmm... 


RAW BEAN Bean Bags Proper Coffee in a Bag X 1 pack (10 in a pack)

Innovative New Pyramid Coffee Bags Set to Revolutionise the Filter Coffee Market Bean Bags; the first pyramid coffee bag on the market. A one-cup, quality (100% Arabica) filter coffee offering, Bean Bags delivers a weekend coffee experience, every day. No Mess, No Fuss, Just Cracking Coffee.

 DELI KITCHEN Skinni Wraps 1 X £1.25

Deli Kitchen is reinventing mealtimes with a range that doesn't compromise on quality and is the ultimate go-to for those wanting to make easy, quick and healthy meals. The Skinni Wrap is low in calorific content and comes in a unique and easy to fold shape.

Perfect for making those wraps to bring along on a picnic or enjoying out on the patio.


Here at Portlebay, we're hell-bent on spreading the pure joy that comes from great tasting, figure friendly, happiness inducing popcorn!

Portlebay Popcorn is made using 100% natural ingredients, unrefined raw cane sugar, a splash of rapeseed oil and the finest butterfly corn from the Pyrenees. Not only that, it's entirely gluten free, low in fat and half the range is suitable for vegans.

Your happy place may be at the beach, walking in the woods, chatting in your Granny's garden or down the pub with pals. Let Portlebay be your own private get away, to be enjoyed wherever and whenever, conveniently stored in the foil fresh bag.

Two new flavours Wasabi and Sweet Ginger and Sweet Ahri Sirachi.  I received the Sweet Sirachi.  YUM! 


MOMA Gluten Free Raspberry & Coconut Bircher Muesli 1 X £3.20

At MOMA, we think oats are the bees knees!

Say hello to our gluten free Raspberry & Coconut Bircher Muesli - our speedy answer to overnight oats. Simply add yoghurt (or a dairy-free alternative), a splash of apple juice & voila - overnight oats in 5 mins! Enjoy! 

Pull Apart Cinnamon Roll Bread

HOMEPRIDE Strong White Bread Flour 1 X £1.50

Homepride have been making great quality flour for over 50 years. The newest edition to our family is our unbleached, strong white bread flour - made from 100% British wheat to help you bake the finest loaf. Visit www.homeprideflour.co.uk to find great recipes from the likes of Richard Burr and Paul Jagger from the Great British Bake Off and Russell Bateman from Great British Menu. 

Pull Apart Cinnamon Roll Bread

Having been a user of Homepride flours for years it is no surprise that this is the product I decided to highlight with a recipe this month.  This was the first time I have used their strong bread flour and I was well pleased with the results. 

Pull Apart Cinnamon Roll Bread

This was an easy recipe to make and it turned out gorgeous!  The original recipe is attributed to a woman named Bea Ojakangas and I found it on Pinch of Yum, as I said up above.

Pull Apart Cinnamon Roll Bread

She gives really great instructions on how to do this bread.  She actually had to try it a couple of times before it worked, so I must have benefited from her instructions, or I am better at this bread-making lark than I thought because I only had to try it the one time and it turned out lovely! 

Pull Apart Cinnamon Roll Bread

I did have a bit of leakage of the cinnamon sugar, but I am not sure how you could prevent that from happening seeing as how you cut the rolled dough through almost to the bottom.  I think some is to be expected no matter what you do! 

Pull Apart Cinnamon Roll Bread

She does caution you not to overbake the bread as it will dry out if you do.  I might also add, I cut the recipe in half and the recipe I am giving you is for that half recipe, so it only makes one loaf. I also converted it to British measurements, which I give you along with the North American measurements.  

Pull Apart Cinnamon Roll Bread

I was very pleased with the results!  I would never have been able to use up two loaves of this.  It makes one very large loaf cut in half.  I ended up giving half of it to my next door neighbor.  Todd and I had a nice slice each and there is still some left, which is not quite as nice today as it was yesterday, but is still very good! 

Pull Apart Cinnamon Roll Bread

*Pull Apart Cinnamon Roll Bread*
Makes 1 large loaf
Delicious and cinnamony!  Also very simple to make. Recipe adapted from one found on Pinch of Yum. I used my stand mixer for this.  

For the bread:
1 1/4 tsp dry active yeast
60ml warm water (1/4 cup)
225ml whole milk, scaled and cooled to lukewarm (1 cup)
6 1/2 TBS granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 large free range eggs, beaten
560 - 630g of strong bread flour (4 - 4 1/2 cups)
60ml melted butter (1/4 cup)

To fill:
2 TBS butter, lightly softened
1 TBS ground cinnamon (can use more if you really like cinnamon,
I added an additional 1/2 TBS)
145g granulated sugar (3/4 cup) 

For the Glaze:
1 small free range egg, beaten
65g icing sugar (1/2 cup)
1 TBS whole milk
1/4 tsp vanilla

Pull Apart Cinnamon Roll Bread

First make the dough.  Dissolve the yeast in the warm water.  Leave to sit until frothy.  Pour into a bowl.  Add the lukewarm water, sugar, beaten eggs, salt and 140g of the flour (1 cup). Mix on low smooth until smooth and elastic.  Add 210g (1 1/2 cups) of the flour and mix together at a slightly higher speed. Stir in the melted butter until well mixed in and glossy. Stir in the remaining flour. until you have a stiff dough.  Tip out onto a lightly floured surface Toss to lightly coat.  Return to the mixer and cover.  Let rest for 15 minutes.  Using your mixer again, knead on low spead for about 4 minutes or so.  Place into a lightly oiled bowl, turning the dough to coat all of the surface with the oil.  Cover and leave to rest in a warm place for 1 hour, at which time the dough should have doubled in size. 

Mix together the cinnamon and the sugar.  Have ready a large baking sheet lined with baking parchment. 

On a lightly floured surface, roll out or pat the bred into a rectangle which is about 1/2 inch thick and 9 inches by 13 inches in size.  Spread the surface with the solid butter.  sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over top to coat generously.  Roll up as for a jelly roll from the long side.  Pinch the seam together. 

Carefully transfer to the lined baking sheet, seam side down. Using a sharp pair of kitchen scissors.  Cut crosswise into slices, about 1 1/2 inches apart, cutting almost all the way to the bottom.  Gently pull the slices apart, causing them to lean to opposite sides as per photo.  Cover and let rise for about 20 minutes.  Brush with the beaten egg.

Pre-heat the oven to 190*C/375*F/gas mark 5.

Bake for 20 to 30  minutes .  It should be golden brown and cooked through.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly while you make the glaze.  Make the glaze by whisking the sugar, milk and vanilla together until smooth.  Drizzle over the loaf and allow to set before pulling apart or slicing to serve.

Many thanks to Degustabox UK for sending me this box. I have to say I really look forward to getting my box each month. There are always lots of things in it to enjoy and new products to try out. I highly recommend. You can also tailor the boxes to your own likes and dislikes by filling in your own Taste Profile. If you like the sound of the Easter box, you can obtain yours now here . Do check out the Degustabox web page for more information and details.

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  1. Perfect Marie..and everyone should send you boxes:)

    1. That could be fun Monique, but such a lot of work. It takes me a few days to do one of these posts! I do enjoy these boxes however! xo
      PS - The buns are very good!

  2. Bake at GM5 / 190°C


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