Lemon blueberry pull apart bread

I have gotten the itch for yeast.. okay that did not sound very pleasant.  So to clarify: I want my kitchen to smell of yummy bread.  There is something about watching and punching your dough as it rises.  The smell of the yeast doing its magic is unbeatable.  Here is the how the pull apart looks when stacked in the loaf pan.  You want to stack them tightly and snuggly all together and let it rise for the second time before sticking them in the oven.  I like the idea of making a sweet bread that you can pull apart and share.   The blueberry gave the bread a burst of color and the specks of lemon zest brightens the entire sweet bread.  The best part is the cream cheese frosting to bind all of the goodness together.  Fresh out of the oven sweet bread with lemon zest is a red cherry on top.

Lemon blueberry pull apart sweet bread (adapted from flo braker)

Sweet Yeast Dough
About 2 3/4 cups (12 1/4 ounces) all-purpose flour
1/4 cup (1 3/4 ounces) granulated sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons (1 envelope) instant yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup (2 1/2 fluid ounces) whole milk
2 ounces unsalted butter
1/4 cup (2 fluid ounces) water
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, at room temperature, beaten

Blueberry Lemon Sugar Filling
1/2 cup (3 1/2 ounces) granulated sugar
3 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest (3 lemons)
1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
2 ounces unsalted butter, melted
1 cup fresh blueberries

Tangy Cream Cheese Icing
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup (1 1/4 ounces) powdered sugar
1 tablespoon whole milk
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


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