Friday, May 13, 2011

Choco-Scotch Pull Apart Bread



     I've been seeing recipes all over the place for pull-apart bread. I didn't want to just make and repost the same recipe from another blogger, so I decided to make one my own. My husband and I agreed, this might be the tastiest thing I have ever made! We ate and ate and ate until our stomachs hurt. Not something I recommend, but it was really hard to stop!
     As I thought about the filling I would put in my bread, my mind immediately went to chocolate. One of those weeks, I guess. As I waited on my rising dough, I remembered a fondue we used to make that combined chocolate and butterscotch. It was the best fondue. Ever. And, I just happened to have both butterscotch and chocolate chips. It was meant to be.
 
for the dough:
2-3/4 c flour (take away 2T + 2.25 tsp if using whole wheat)
(Add 1 tsp wheat gluten/cup whole wheat flour)
1/4 c brown sugar
2-1/4 tsp salt
2-1/4 tsp yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 c butter
1/3 c milk
1/4 c cold water
2 eggs, room temp
for the filling:
1/2 c chocolate chips (I used both semi-sweet and milk)
1/2 c butterscotch chips
1/4 c butter, melted
  • Mix 2 cups flour with brown sugar, yeast, and salt. 
  • Warm milk and butter until butter melts. Add cold water. Let stand for 2 minutes.
  • Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients, and mix at medium speed for about a minute.
  • Add the eggs and remaining flour, and mix  for another minute. Some say the mixture may be sticky and that's ok. Mine wasn't.
  • Cover the dough with a wet towel, and rise until doubled. (1 hour?)
  • For the filling, combine the chocolate and butterscotch chips. Chop into smaller bits. 
  • Knead dough a couple times. Add a little flour if it's too sticky.
  • Roll dough into a 12x20 rectangle.
  • Spread about 2 tablespoons of the melted butter evenly over dough. Add the choco-scotch bits. Make sure to spread out the bits so they cover the entire surface of the dough.
  • Cut the dough into 6 equal short strips. Make two stacks of dough with 3 strips in each stack. Then cut each stack into 6 equal parts. (Now you should have 12 stacks of 3)
  • Layer the dough squares in a greased (I used parchment paper too) loaf pan, like a flip book. 
  • Let the dough rise for 30-45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350*
  • Pour the rest of the melted butter over the top of your loaf. 
  • Place on a rack in the middle of the oven, and bake for 30-40 minutes. Watch for the bread to turn slightly golden, then cover loosely with foil. This will allow the center to cook, but prevent the top from getting too dark.

This is linked up to....

SweetasSugarCookies by Sweet As Sugar Cookies
and

and
Sweet Tooth Friday

4 comments:

  1. Great idea! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Tooth Friday.

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  2. Your bread really looks and sounds wonderful. I'm sure it's just as delicious! I can imagine myself eating this until my stomach hurts too! :P Can't wait to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week ahead of you.

    Amy
    http://utry.it

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  3. This has to be the jackpot of pull apart breads. I've had the orange cream cheese version before but yours is really spectacular. I'll have to keep this in mind for next time. Thanks so much for sharing this with Sweets for a Saturday.

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  4. ha, i love that this is the best thing you've ever made! that's a hard call, i've seen a lot of great things come across this blog! however, this looks awesome! thanks so much for sharing! as always, great post and super fun read! love it, thanks again!
    -meg
    @ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

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