Chocolate Pull Apart Bread
Servings Prep Time
1loaf 30minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40minutes 2hours
Servings Prep Time
1loaf 30minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40minutes 2hours
  • 3cups AP flour
  • 1/2cup sugar
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 1scant tablespoon instant yeast
  • 2/3cup milk
  • 2large eggslightly beaten
  • 2ounces butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4cup dark cocoa powderoptional
  • 3 ounces buttermelted
  • 1- 2cups chocolate chipsoptional
Sugar Syrup (if making chocolate version)
  • 1/2cup water
  • 1/2cup sugar
  1. Put flour, sugar, salt and yeast in mixing bowl. Briefly stir to mix. Mix milk and eggs together. Melt butter and add to milk mixture.
  2. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients in the bowl. Mix on low speed just until ingredients combine. Let wet dough sit for 15 minutes. Mix again for about a minute on medium speed. Scrape dough down from sides of bowl. Cover with plastic wrap or a towel and set aside in a warm spot to rise. Dough will take about 2 hours to nearly double.
  3. Meanwhile prepare the filling. Mix together the sugar, cinnamon and cocoa powder (if using). Set aside. When you are ready to roll out the dough, melt the butter.
  4. After dough has doubled scrape it out of the bowl onto a lightly floured surface. Knead it until it comes together in a fairly smooth ball. Don’t worry if the dough is a bit sticky. You can refrigerate the dough at this point (even overnight) and make the bread later in the day if you wish. It is easier to work with when a bit cold.
  5. Roll the dough out to an approximate rectangle about 12″ by 20″. Brush all the melted butter over the dough.
  6. Add ALL the cinnamon (chocolate) sugar and spread it around to cover the dough. Sprinkle on the chocolate chips if using.
  7. Cut the rectangleish thing in 6 strips as pictured here. Stack the strips on top of each other. Don’t worry if some of the filling falls out, you can sprinkle it over the strips once they’re in the pan.
  8. Cut the stacked strips into 6 pieces so you end up with squares. Lift them carefully and set them into the greased loaf pan, fitting them in however you can. If you have a lot of filling left on the working surface, scrape it up with a bench scraper and pour it in between a few of the slices in the loaf pan.
  9. Cover the pan with plastic wrap, and set it in a warm place to rise. In about 30 to 40 minutes the slices should have risen again.
  10. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes.
  11. While the loaf is baking make the sugar syrup by combining the sugar and water and bringing it to a boil.
  12. Removed the finished loaf from the oven and drench it with the warm syrup, using a brush to give a sheen to each of the slices.