Monday, August 11, 2014

Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread

The smells of this bread baking will drive you mad with hunger.  It's one of the tastiest aromas I've ever smelled.

Yeild: 1 loaf


  • Dough
    • 3 1/2 cups flour
    • 1 tbsp sugar
    • 2 1/4 tsp yeast
    • 1 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/4 tsp thyme
    • 1/2 tsp basil
    • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
    • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 3 tbsp oil
    • 1/4 cup milk
    • 1 cup plus 3 tbsp warm water
  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • Dried basil to taste, approximately 1 tsp
  • Garlic powder to taste, approximately 2 tsp
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 oz parmesan, grated


  1. Mix together the flour, sugar, yeast, salt, thyme, basil, fennel, and garlic.  Add the oil, milk, and water.  Mix until it forms a dough, and then knead for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Cover the dough and let it rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Roll the dough on a floured surface to about 12" x 20".  Brush the dough with the oil and then sprinkle the basil and garlic powder.  Sprinkle on the cheeses.
  4. Cut into six strips and stack them on top of each other.  Cut again into six squares, stacking them up.  Move the entire stack into a greased and floured breadpan.
  5. Cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes.  Cool in the pan before removing.
  7. You can either pull it apart to serve, or just slice it like a regular loaf.

Adapted from With Love and Cupcakes.

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