Sunday, November 22, 2015

Breakfast Yummy

This morning, I decided to try a Pillsbury recipe for pull Apart Pumpkin Spice bread. Here's the original recipe from the Pillsbury website- a great place for fun recipes using all the Pillsbury products!

Pumpkin Spice Pull Apart Bread 
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury Grands! Flaky Layers refrigerated honey butter biscuits (8 biscuits) 3/4 cup canned pumpkin pie mix (not plain pumpkin)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup granulated sugar 
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla 
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Separate each biscuit into 2 layers, to make total of 16 thin biscuits. Spread pumpkin pie mix on top of each. Top each with melted butter. In small bowl, mix granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice; sprinkle over each.
Stack biscuits in 4 piles of 4 biscuits each. Place stacks on their sides in a row in loaf pan, making sure sides without filling are on both ends touching pan. It should look like a 16-layer sandwich with no filling on the outside ends.
Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until loaf is deep golden brown and center is baked through.
Cool loaf slightly. If necessary, run knife around edges to loosen loaf from pan. Carefully turn pan upside down on serving platter to release loaf. In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and remaining 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Drizzle over loaf. Serve warm. 

So, I gave it a try.

First, those biscuits do not come apart as easily as implied in this recipe! Secondly, it is a very messy process.

 This is also not the best recipe for a boat. It takes too long to cook in a boat oven. The time is not so much a factor as the actual oven itself. Our boat oven heats at the very back with a big gas flame. If you do not manually rotate your dish, it will burn in the back and barely cook in the front. For this dish, we had to rotate it every 10 minutes. Even so, the middle did not get cooked thoroughly.

Also, we didn't follow the recipe totally. It just had too much sugar for us. Most of the crew liked the final result, but I will point out that my version was not sweet.

If I do this again, I think I will just make it up as individual biscuits. It would be less messy that way!

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