So, funny story. On Friday, I posted part-one of these pull-apart bread recipes. I was really happy with how it turned out because I had never made pull-apart bread before. Then I didn’t really get as many comments as I’m used to, and I was feeling really discouraged about it. Like all weekend. I kept thinking, “Wow, people do not look at my blog on Fridays.” Lol! My dad had told me he commented on that post, but it never showed up. I have the comments set to automatically publish if someone has commented on my blog before, so I just have to approve it the first time they comment. So it was really weird when my dad told me that he commented a second time and it hadn’t appeared yet. Finally, about an hour ago, my dad told me to check the comments spam folder. And sure enough, there were all the comments from the people who usually leave me comments here. And then I just sat there and read all of your sweet words. And felt really stupid for worrying about nothing all weekend! Ugh, I am so over-dramatic sometimes. I just feel like I’ve really been getting the hang of this blogging thing recently (it’s about time!), and I was so disappointed when I hit a bump in the road. But the whole thing reminded me to be more patient when things don’t work out how I want them to, or when I don’t get the immediate results I want. And that I shouldn’t over-analyze things. #storyofmylife
So let’s get down to business. This S’mores Pull-Apart Bread is more important than my silly worrying.
If you don’t know about my s’mores obsession, you should know that it’s one of my favorite flavor combos. If I am sitting in front of a firepit, there will be a s’more in my hand and melted marshmallow stuck to my face. And probably in my hair. I wanted to write a s’mores cookbook for the longest time until someone gave me The S’mores Cookbook at work.
There are a trillion s’mores recipes in the food-blog universe, but, to me, all s’mores recipes need to have the following: graham crackers or a similar cookie; chocolate or a similar candy; and TOASTED marshmallows. Toasted. Gotta have that flavor in there. So for example, if you made a s’more out of the two cookies of an Oreo, used white chocolate (or better yet, Hershey’s Cookies-N-Cream Bars), and roasted some chocolate marshmallows, I would count that as a s’more. Or if you used those same flavors in some sort of cookie bar or s’mores pie, that’d be cool. As long as the marshmallows are toasted.
See? Toasty. 🙂 This pull-apart bread is filled with a graham cracker crumb, sugar, and cocoa powder mixture. Then it’s drizzled with a marshmallow glaze, which is toasted under the broiler. Then I drizzled on some chocolate ganache, sprinkled it with mini chocolate chips, and more graham cracker crumbs. The Grapefruit Pull-Apart Bread was good and all, but this loaf is the one that was demolished by the next day. It was just gone. I kind of miss it.
As with the previous pull-apart bread, the recipe below is for two loaves, even though I made one recipe, made one loaf grapefruit flavored and the other s’mores flavored. Feel free to jazz up each loaf however you want! Can’t go wrong with some pull-apart bread and some glaze!
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1 (1/4-oz.) envelope active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, room temp
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 4 cups bread flour
- 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 7oz container of Marshmallow Fluff
- 1/4 cup (half a stick) butter
- 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- more mini chocolate chips for garnish
- graham cracker crumbs for garnish
- In a glass measuring cup, combine warm water, active dry yeast, and 1 tsp granulated sugar. Let sit for 5 minutes.
- In a stand mixer, cream butter until smooth and creamy. Gradually add sugar and salt, and mix well.
- Next, add eggs and milk. Mix until incorporated. Stir in yeast mixture.
- On low speed, gradually add bread flour and mix until incorporated.
- Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface and knead for five minutes. Sprinkle surface with more flour as needed.
- Spray a large bowl with nonstick spray. Place dough in bowl and turn the dough over to coat both sides with the spray. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let it rise for 1 hour in a warm, dry place.
- Punch down dough and divide it in half.
- Roll out one half into a 20x12 inch rectangle (mine was 1/4 inch thick, maybe a little less) on a lightly floured surface. Using a pizza cutter, cut the rectangle into 6 strips. (12 inches by about 3 inches.)
- Spread each strip with butter. Sprinkle one strip with plenty of the S'mores Filling (recipe below). Place another strip on top of that and repeat. Repeat with the rest of the strips until you have one stack.
- Cut the stack into three equal sections.
- Spray two 9x5 inch loaf pans with nonstick spray. Arrange sections of dough in one loaf pan. (It won't take up the whole pan.) Repeat the whole process with the second half of the dough. Sprinkle any leftover filling over loaves.
- Cover loaf pans and let the dough rise for another hour, or until doubled in bulk.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 35 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Start checking for doneness after 25 minutes. At this point you may need to cover the loaf with foil to prevent them from turning too brown on top.
- Cool loaves in the pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove loaves from pan place back on the wire rack.
- Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and cocoa powder in a bowl and stir until they're all mixed together.
- In a small saucepan over medium-heat, combine Marshmallow Fluff and butter. Stir continuously until completely melted and smooth.
- Remove from heat, let cool.
- Transfer loaves to a baking sheet. Drizzle over cooled loaves and turn on your oven's broiler.
- Broil for 30-45 seconds, or until the marshmallow drizzle turns golden-brown on top. Do not leave your oven during this time. The marshmallow can burn quickly!
- In a microwave-safe bowl, add chocolate chips and heavy cream.
- Microwave for 30 seconds and then stir. If the chocolate chips haven't melted completely, let the ganache sit for a minute and stir again.
- Drizzle over the marshmallow drizzle.
- Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs.
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