Berry and Almond Pull-apart Loaf Recipe

How to Make Berry and Almond Pull-apart Loaf


  1. For the dough, place the tepid milk into a bowl with the sugar and yeast. Stir to combine and set aside for 5 minutes or until frothy.
  2. Place the flour and salt into the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough hook attached. Add the frothy mixture and mix. Once combined into a shaggy dry mix, add the egg and butter. Mix for 3-4 minutes or until the dough is coming away from the sides of the bowl. Form into a rough ball and place into a lightly oiled bowl. Cover loosely and set aside in a warm place to prove for 1 hour.
  3. For the filling, beat the butter and 35g sugar together until creamy. Beat in the almond meal, flour and egg until combined, then fold in the frozen berries.
  4. Brush a loaf tin with butter. Roll the dough into a rough 25cm x 35cm rectangle. Spread with the filling. Roll lengthways, pushing on the dough firmly to create a tight log. Cut into 12 slices. Twist and twirl each piece slightly ro reveal a bit of a ripple pattern, and place them side by side in the tin, squishing them in to fit into a single later. Set aside to prove for 45 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 180°C (or 160°C fan force oven). Brush with egg yolk and bake for 30 minutes, covering losely with foil if it starts colouring too much.
  6. Meanwhile, make the glaze. Warm the berrries in the microwave or in a pan until squishy and mash to a soft pulp. Strain into a bowl using a fine sieve, pushing the seeds into the sieve to extract as much liquid as possible. Whisk in enough icing sugar until you have a thick but pourable mixture. Cover and set aside.
  7. Remove the loaf from the oven and allow it to cool slightly in the tin. Turn out onto a cooling rack.  Drizzle with the glaze once it reaches room temperature. Cut or pull into portions and serve with fresh raspberries.

Tip:  Leftover glaze can be poured on top of individual servings.

Optional:  You can serve with any fresh berries. Mixed frozen berries can be replaced with frozen raspberries or blueberries.