Wednesday, March 30, 2011

BFF: Orange Pull Apart Bread (aka: Rip-apart-like-a-hungry-jungle-beast-because-it's-so-good Bread)

Cheap Eat Challenge: Watch as our family of 6 tries to eat healthfully and satisfyingly on $6/day.

Meet my new best friend.


We eat a lot of good food around here. And the sweets we make are spectacular. Even so, this bread from Sweet As Sugar Cookies is the best things that has passed these lips in a while. It might have even outdone the brownies with browned butter frosting, though I'm not quite ready stand fully behind that statement yet. Either way, though, it's given it and even my beloved chocolate cake a run for their money.

Furthermore, it's not even difficult to make (as far as breads go, mind you).

This weekend I plan to make a version of this bread with cinnamon, sugar, and butter in place of the cinnamon rolls I sometimes make. Because this is easier. And better. Since there are more gooey insides. Oh me oh my. It's like the best of the cinnamon roll/monkey bread world--more square inchage of gooey insided-ness than cinnamon rolls and way less fussy than monkey bread.

Try it, and see if it doesn't make a friend or lover out of you too.

Oh, and those browned tops that look a little burned. Uh-uh. They're just carmalized orange/sugar goodness through and through.

And one more thing. Although the frosting is surely lovely and I will not fault anyone for making it, this bread doesn't need it. At all.

This bread might be the death of me.

And I will die happy.

Should I manage to survive, stay tuned for the cinnamon version coming this weekend. (With lots of pictures to make assembly instructions easy to follow.) RIP


  1. Your bread looks absolutely fantastic and I love your new name for it! I've been thinking about a cinnamon-sugar version too. The thought alone makes me hungry. Thanks for the shout-out.

  2. I am so excited to make this one! I am going to make to loaves Sunday night. I originally wanted to make just "one" for my seminary class but as I looked over the recipe (not to mention your description) I realized such an attempt would result in not a single crumb being left for the students the following morning. (with 2 teenagers, one being a 19 year old boy anything tasty lasts only minutes in my house) It seems to be just as simple as you said. Please post your cinnamon-y changes because that seems like a delicious alternative to this too. And yes, I will be adding th icing... THAT kind of icing is the kind that will be eaten straight if I don't watch the kids carefully... (and myself to be honest) THANKS!

  3. My husband is in love with this bread. I made it last night. He personally ate 3/4 of it over the course of three hours. I got up at 3 a.m. to take more cold medicine and devoured the remaining rump piece. We will be trying different flavors for sure.



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