Thursday, 14 July 2011

Breakfast Breads

It's hard to beat a slice of freshly baked sweet bread for breakfast. Except, possibly, that bread a day or two later, toasted and smeared lavishly with butter.
This cinnamon pullapart loaf has been very popular in the blogosphere of late. I first spotted it on Heather's blog, and Natashya has also made it, but it went through a couple of pairs of hands before it got to them, originally it was from Joy the Baker. The one I made was Heather's version, with the ricotta. I think my stacking in the tin could
have been a little tidier!
Gorgeous flavour though. I think next time I make it I will prepare it the night before, keep it in the fridge and then bring it back to room temperature for baking fresh in the morning.

Which is what I did for this lovely coconut bubble bread from Mary at One Perfect Bite.

I made a double quantity of the coconut crumble and rolled each ball of dough in it, before packing them into the tin (my loaf tin is quite large, so this quantity made one loaf). Mary said that it made marvellous toast and she wasn't wrong - I actually think it was better toasted than eaten fresh. Although I did have to watch it like a hawk to make sure the coconut didn't burn.

Nigella's banana bread is another lovely breakfast treat. I used apricots soaked in sherry rather than sultanas in rum, and they gave a lovely little tangy punctuation to the sweet moist bread.

This bread keeps very well. It stayed moist and delicious for the week it took to eat it, so I never got to find out if it toasted well. I bet it would.


leaf (the indolent cook) said...

I'm quite partial to sweet desserty breads, myself. These must have tasted so wonderful warm from the oven!

kankana said...

that pull apart bread from Joy the baker has been on my wish list for a very long time now and I really hope someday I can make it. Kudos to you :)

Su-Lin said...

The pull apart bread is also on my list! Love love love the look of it!

Mary Bergfeld said...

Thank you so much for your kind words and the link to my blog. Both are appreciated :-). I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Alicia Foodycat said...

Leafy - somehow it feels a bit healthier than a croissant. Which I am sure is an illusion!

Kankana - it's pretty easy, you should have a try.

Su-lin - it's delicious! You must try it.

Mary - thank you for the recipe! Have a lovely weekend!

Heather S-G said...

Bread, bread, Bread! That pull-apart ricotta bread has become a weekly request in this house, thanks so much for shout-out and link love =) I must try that bubble bread, it sounds pretty amazing, too!

Caroline said...

Wow, they all look absolutely delicious, especially that pull apart bread. Must make that soon, thanks for the heads-up!

Alicia Foodycat said...

Heather - I definitely couldn't make it once a week!

C - it's divine. I am keen to try it again!

Deb in Hawaii said...

Gorgeous breads for breakfast or any time. Between these lovely and your Asian dishes, I am ready to move in. ;-)


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