OK, my Irish-side Grandma used to make this all the time. I got to thinking about them (I think about food a lot, especially delectable sweet stuff) and had to make it myself. I used more brown sugar and cinnamon than Granny used to and, God forgive me, I think I like it my way even better. I think most people call these "Pull-Aparts," but my family always called them by the funny name "Pluckets" (I reckon because one plucks pieces off). Here's a pic of the one I made (I had to take a pic of it to send to my sister as a blast from the past) and the recipe:
Grandma Dorothy Wood's Plucket
1 pkg yeast
1/2 c. warm water
1/3 c. sugar
1/3 c. butter, melted
1/2 tsp salt
1 c. milk, scalded
3 eggs (preferably from my Chicken*
4 c. flour
1 c. brown sugar (I used about 2 cups)
3 tsp cinnamon (I used about 6)
more melted butter for rolling
Dissolve yeast in the 1/2 c. warm water.
Mix white sugar, butter, salt, and scalded milk. Let cool to lukewarm, then mix in yeast mixture, eggs, and flour. Beat thoroughly. Let rise 'til doubled. Stir down.
Mix brown sugar and cinnamon.
Form dough into balls by the teaspoonsful, then dip balls in melted butter, roll in brown sugar-cinnamon mixture, pile loosely in an ungreased tube pan, and let rise for 30 minutes.
Bake at 400 for 10 minutes, then at 350 for 30 minutes. Turn pan upside down immediately.
Pull pieces off and eat with yummy butter
. Then post here and tell me if you like it!*