What an absolutely fantastic recipe. Yes, it is time consuming and as with all baked goods, requires following the instructions exactly, but it was so worth it. The only issue I had was with the first rise. It took my bread about two hours to double in size. Other than that, it was perfect. You can read my full review at Taking On Magazines: http://bit.ly/1i5HTBx
Citrus Pull-Apart Bread
TheMomChef Posted: 03/12/14
Linaka Posted: 02/08/14
This is a perfect sweet bread recipe. I didn't make it a "pull apart" bread, just a twisted loaf. You could use any filling such as berry jam or just cinnamon and sugar. The recipe is not overly sweet but quite rich. I had friends over for coffee and lemon loaf and all loved it. I bake at a small local restaurant and this sweet bread will be on my regular repertoire. It's a keeper for sure.
ookate2oo Posted: 02/12/14
I've tried about four or five different yeast breads from myrecipes.com, yet this is the only one that failed to double in size during the first rise (even at the recommended air temperatures and with successfully proofed yeast). It baked off alright, filling the pan. The taste was very very rich: I used the honey butter+egg white glaze on one loaf and omitted it on the second to test the effect - the "dry" loaf was much less cloying and better for snacking. All in all, the pull-apart bread concept is a good one, but this recipe is a bit of an overindulgence.
cjbabe Posted: 06/29/14
Delicious! I will say it did take quite a while to make. It wasn't difficult, it just took a while. It is definitely worth it. I have made 3 batches now and have logged on now because I have people asking for the recipe.
housefox Posted: 02/07/14
A lot of work, but totally worth the effort! I wouldn't change a single thing.
Dreamon Posted: 03/17/14
This is very time consuming. Fortunately it was worth it. One step I eliminated/ made easier. Instead of making all those ribbons sprinkling them with candied zest and assembling the little buggers: I just rolled out the dough, spread the butter/ zest on all of it, folded it in half then cut it into rectangles. Voila. Less mess, less work.
portland Posted: 08/07/14
excellent texture, nice flavor. a little messy to make (next time i will try the butter,filling method from dreamon), make the rectangles a little smaller to make more, smaller loaves (one regular sized loaf is too much for us). messy to eat as well, but certainly worth the sticky fingers.
Aubrey18 Posted: 01/26/14
I made this for the first time today and everything about it is perfect. It was a little more time consuming than most of the pastries I usually bake, but if you read through the instructions thoroughly and zest/juice your lemon and orange before you start, it's manageable. It came out soft and crispy and very satisfying