Berry Pull-Apart Bread

A great dessert featuring the goodness of fresh berries.


Details

Difficulty

Moderate

Yield

1 coffee cake

Prep Time

50 minutes

Rise Time

45 minutes

Bake Time

30 to 40 minutes

Ingredients


  • 3-1/4 to 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) packet Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk (whole, 2%, 1% OR skim)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 egg
  • Filling
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 container (6 ounces) fresh raspberries
  • 1 container ( 6 ounces) fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup butter OR margarine, melted
  • Almond Frosting
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Directions


Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, dry yeast and salt in a large mixer bowl and stir until blended. Combine milk, water and butter in a microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave on HIGH in 15 second increments until very warm but not hot to the touch (120° to 130°F.  Butter won’t melt completely). Add to flour mixture with egg.

Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in just enough remaining flour so that the dough will form into a ball. 

Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic and dough springs back when lightly pressed with 2 fingers, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover with a towel; let rest for 10 minutes.

For filling, combine sugar and nutmeg in a shallow bowl. 

Cut dough into 36 pieces.   Roll each piece around a berry.  Dip each piece into the melted butter and then roll in the sugar mixture.  Place 1/2 of the rolled balls into a fluted tube pan that has been generously sprayed with cooking spray.  Sprinkle with half of the remaining berries.  Top with remaining dough balls and berries.   Combine any remaining butter and sugar and drizzle over rolls. Cover with towel; let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes .

Bake in preheated 375ºF oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. Cool 5 minutes in pan, then invert on serving plate.

Combine powdered sugar, almond extract and enough milk to make a smooth frosting.  Drizzle over warm rolls.