Thursday, September 20, 2012

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I know ... why is this a fail. Looks pretty darn good right? Wrong. Let me explain ...

It all started when I found this PIN. It looked soooo good and when my husband said he was going to go to Burger King for some Cinnabons ... I was like, no way. I can make some of this pull a part cinnamon bread. (Side note: it's a good thing my husband insisted on going to BK to get the cinnamon rolls, cause we ended up eating those.)

Any how, Joy the Baker, who's blog the pin came from, gave really good directions and the photos were excellent. My mouth was watering as I started to get the ingredients together. I suppose my trouble started here, when I discovered you needed yeast to make this wonderful bread. I figured, "eh, yeast only makes bread rise, I can deal with flat bread." So, I continued on my way with the other ingredients.

According to the BLOG:
Makes: one 9x5x3-inch loaf
Recipe adapted from HungryGirlPorVida
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For the Dough:
3  cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons (1 envelope) active dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 ounces unsalted butter
1/3 cup whole milk
1/4 cup water
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the Filling:
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
2 ounces unsalted butter, melted until browned
I followed the directions to the tee ... until I got to the cutting part. My second mistake, I sliced the strips too thin. Third mistake, I cut them into weird squares; not like the perfect rectangles she had. Next, I piled all my jacked up squares into the bread pan ... again, wasn't as pretty as hers. Here is where I started to worry. I tasted the dough before putting it into the oven. If tasted like rubber ... like chewing on a tire. I was like, "eh, maybe the oven will soften it up a lil'."

After it cooked in the oven, and me eating one of BK's cinnamon rolls, I pulled out my masterpiece. I let it cool, and then I piled my not-so-stick-together squares into a bowl. And I tasted the bread. It tasted like a chewy, cinnamon and sugar plastic toy. But it wasn't unbearable. So, I wrapped the bread up in saran wrap and set it aside.

Fast forward to next morning, I unwrap the bread and attempt to pull me off a piece. And attempt again ... and again. With not avail, I couldn't pull apart my pull apart bread. I could however, probably break a window by throwing it at it.

Lesson learned: Use yeast.

All the comments on the blog explained how amazing the bread was and I believe them. I am not giving up on this recipe. I will attempt it again, and this time use yeast. This mishap has nothing to do with the recipe ... it was user error. LOL

And there you have it folks!  I hope you enjoy these as much as I do and don't forget! 

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