My rule for my coworkers regarding their birthdays is: If it's coming up and you want something, let me know because I'll bake it for you. It's very much "Ask and you shall receive."
Well, my coworker, Mel, always let me know that she expects something with lemon. (I can already hear her now, "I didn't EXPECT it. I just wanted it." Details details.)
Lucky for her I found a recipe for lemon pull a part bread on Buttered Up.
Lucky for me I found exactly what I needed to make this recipe much faster: Pillsbury Seamless Dough Sheets! I was planning on using the biscuits that I use for my Monkey Bread (aka Pull Apart Rolls) until I found these lovely things.
The bread turned out to be delicious and exactly what we needed in the office after an earthquake. Yep, I felt the earthquake way up on the umpteenth floor that I work on. Mel did too. And you know what? It was nice to have a coworker that likes desserts and likes to evacuate when the floor shakes while we're so high up in the sky. It was a pleasure and a relief to have a like-minded coworker to rush down all those stairs with!
Lemon Pull Apart Bread (my easy adaption)
2 cans of Pillsbury Seamless Dough Sheets
1 C white sugar
zest from 6 lemons
2 T butter, melted
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a loaf pan (9x5).
2. Place the sugar in a bowl and rub the lemon zest in with the sugar.
3. Unfold one baking sheet and with a pastry brush or small spatula, spread half the melted butter on the dough.
4. Cut the dough into 4x3 rectangles and add half the lemon zest over the rectangles.
6. Repeat steps 3-5 with the other dough.
7. Bake in the middle rack of the oven for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Cool for 5-10 minutes and invert loaf to release bread.