A few weeks ago I contacted TexaSweet regarding their grapefruit and possibly working together for a giveaway. Much to my surprise they agreed to the giveaway and sent me a big o' box of fresh and juicy grapefruit.
I'm one to gobble grapefruit up the way it is but since I had a few to enjoy, I figured I would make something with them as well. I have been wanting to make any type of pull-apart bread since a few version pops up every time I check out Pinterest. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to create my own using the grapefruit from TexaSweet.
The result was a tangy yet super sweet and unique pull-apart bread. Mr. Schwartz and I gobbled it up one bready layer at a time. I have a feeling this will be gracing our Easter table, it just seems like the most perfect thing to celebrate the holiday.
Today, we can celebrate because TexaSweet is sponsoring a giveaway for a Breville Juice Fountain juicer! For more details read through the recipe and enter at the end of the post.
Anyway, speaking on making the bread, start with flour, regular all purpose flour.
Sprinkle with the grapefruit sugar. I ended up using my hands.
Gently, gently, lay all of the strips on top of each other.
Squeeze the grapefruit over a strainer. This is where that Breville Juicer would be handy…I'm just sayin'.
And cream cheese.
I want to live between one of those layers.
Let's be honest, I DOUCED that with the glaze. Just keepin' it real folks.
Okay, who wants to win this!? I figured you would. Use the Rafflecopter widget to enter and please let me know if you have any trouble with this. The giveaway ends at midnight on February 15th. Good luck and thanks again to TexaSweet for sponsoring this awesome giveaway!
For the bread:
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 envelope (or 2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup cold water
Start by combining the flour, sugar, yeast and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer.
In a microwaveable bowl, add the milk and butter. Put in the microwave for about 45 seconds or until the butter is melted. Add the cold water to the butter and milk. Pour this mixture into the stand mixer bowl over the dry ingredients. Give it a quick stir. Add the eggs.
Place the dough hook on the mixer and let it knead on medium speed for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, remove the dough and place in a bowl sprayed with cooking spray. Lay a towel over the bowl and place in a warm spot. Let rise for about an hour or until doubled. Mine took a little longer maybe an hour and a half.
For the grapefruit sugar/filling:
1 cup white sugar
zest of 1 grapefruit
1/4 cup melted butter
Wash the grapefruit and zest it into a bowl with the sugar in it. Give it a quick stir. Set aside for now.
For the grapefruit cream cheese glaze:
Juice of one grapefruit
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
4 oz cream cheese, softened
Juice the grapefruit and combine with powdered sugar and cream cheese in a medium bowl. Whisk until fully combined.
Once the dough rises, heavily flour your working surface and plop the dough in the middle. Give the dough a good dusting of flour as well. Roll the dough out to 20x12 inches or so. Pour the melted butter over the dough and spread using a spatula. Sprinkle the grapefruit sugar over the top.
Mark every 4 inches of the dough (height-wise) and make 5 strips using a pizza cutter. Gently stack the dough strips on top of each other and mark again to make 6 equal sections. Cut using a serrated knife. Place the dough cut side up in a loaf pan that has been sprayed generously with cooking spray.
Bake in a 325 degree preheated oven for 40-50 minutes. Mine took 50 minutes. Let cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, invert the pan and place on your serving dish. Drizzle with the grapefruit cream cheese glaze and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from: Leite's Culinaria