Easter brunch usually means quiche, fruit, caramel rolls, and on rare occasion my mom would make cream puffs or popovers. This year she decided to do cream puffs and fruit, no quiche or caramel rolls. I’m really missing them, the girls don’t have school today, sourdough is fed, and my alarm is set to make Caramel Sourdough Pull Apart Bread!
Today also happens to be National Caramel Day I’m told so perfect reason to share the recipe again!
Original post October 2019:
As I mentioned last week the weather is getting colder and mornings are getting rougher. I have found one thing that makes mornings so much easier, and sweeter, Caramel Sourdough Pull Apart Bread! Some may also call it Caramel Sourdough Monkey Bread. Either way it’s finger licking good!
A few weekends ago I shared a Cinnamon Sourdough Pull Apart Bread on Instagram and instantly people were messaging me for the recipe. Since I had sourdough starter ready to go for the next day I planned to make it again to test it out so I could get the recipe up on the blog.
Instead I made Caramel Sourdough Pull Apart Bread, oops!
Since the family devoured the whole loaf that day, and there were still a few pieces of the cinnamon version from the day before I decided to test it again and share the Caramel Sourdough Pull Apart Bread version first. Yes if you caught that I made two loaves of monkey bread in one weekend and they were pretty much instantly devoured. Forget cake lately I could eat these sweet sourdough breads for dessert.
Shh… I actually do and they’re delicious with wine! Yep carbs at night and not mad about it, yes I still have a couple pounds from the pregnancy (or more like from right after birth since I put on a couple right after most likely due to nursing) but if I can have bread and wine and just maintain that’s what MAKES ME HAPPY right now.
Speaking of what makes me happy… stealing that ooey gooey piece!
I’m going to let you in on a family secret…the caramel is actually a recipe my mom use to make every Christmas, Easter, and almost every Sunday morning we’re staying with them. I tweaked it last year and my family said they liked the softer caramel and for the life of me I cannot remember what the heck I did. I haven’t given up on it but since it’s a tried and favorite family recipe tweaked using our staple sourdough I decided to share it since so many have been asking and I can’t blame them.
It’s even dairy free and vegan friendly! Just use dairy free milk and a dairy free butter substitute. If you are only lactose intolerant I highly recommend using butter if you can handle it (very low lactose in butter, Kerry Gold Irish being my families favorite).
YES pudding mix is dairy free, crazy right!? For the longest time I didn’t realize the powder mix was vegan.
Perfect for a holiday or any weekend morning!
While I would love to enjoy this Caramel Sourdough Pull Apart Bread on a weekend morning relaxing with a cup of coffee that hasn’t stopped me from making it to enjoy on busy weekend mornings on the way to church, the apple orchard, or just admiring the changing fall colors driving to our next adventure.
I will be making a few pans of this for friends and family Thanksgiving weekend and had planned to wait until next month to share it with you but I just couldn’t make people wait any longer.
If you are new to sourdough don’t be scared, it’s not as hard as it might seem and once you have your starter it just keeps going and going. You just have to get starter or make your own starter. If you need help or have any questions let me know.
If you’re a seasoned sourdough bread maker I inject steam with our river rock in the oven but my husband says it isn’t required, it’s just routine for me when making sourdough.
Looking for more sourdough recipes you can search the blog, with it being soup season I highly recommend Sourdough Bread Bowls!
It’s Meatless Monday and there are more great recipes linked up below and as always Deborah and I hope you join us and look forward to what’s cooking in your kitchen!
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