726. Cheese Stuffed Garlic Pull Apart Bread#BreadBakers
Cheese Stuffed Garlic Pull Apart Bread#BreadBakers
Theme: Pull Apart Breads
Pull Apart Bread has been on my ‘to do’ list for a long time. I’ve done mini ones in a muffin pan, but wanted to bake one in a bundt pan. However, the bundt pan part didn’t really work out but the pull apart bread got baked.
My daughter keeps on insisting that she’s not going to eat much carbs, so initially I tried baking half the recipe to give a small loaf. First all, its the first time I’m halving a basic bread recipe so forgot that I should add less salt. The small miserable looking loaf didn’t come out too well and it was salty. However, my daughter liked the idea of tiny pieces of bread stuffed with cheese so she insisted that I bake one for her to take to work. That was a relief as I now could bake the normal 3-3½ cup flour bread. I used a small cake tin and the shape came out much better, the rise was good and yes it wasn’t salty.
Pull Apart Breads is the November theme for Bread Bakers suggested by Kelly Lawson who blogs at Passion Kneaded. She has an awesome collection of Muffins and Breads.
Pull Apart Breads or Monkey Breads is a great way to serve bread at parties, or if stuffed then as a starter too. Pull Apart Breads can be sweet or savory and I chose to bake a savory one. Who can beat the taste of butter and garlic with a bit of herbs added. However, I decided to first stuff the bread with tiny cubes of cheddar cheese, then coated the balls with the garlic butter.
Check out the recipe and go on try your own version of a pull apart bread or try what fellow bakers have baked for this theme.
CHEESE STUFFED GARLIC PULL APART BREAD
Serves 6-8 people
3-3½ cups plain flour (all purpose flour)
2¼ tsp instant dried active yeast
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1-1¼ cups warm milk
2 tbsp olive oil
½ cup butter, melt it
1-2 tsp garlic paste
2 tsp dried herbs of your choice ( I used oregano)
200g cheddar or mozzarella cheese, cut into 32 cubes or pieces
extra flour for dusting
extra butter for greasing
- Mix flour, salt and sugar in a big bowl.
- Add yeast and mix well.
- Add 1 tbsp oil and rub it into the flour.
- Add warm milk and form a dough.
- Dust the worktop lightly with some flour.
- Knead the dough on the worktop for 8-10 minutes until it is soft and smooth.
- The dough may stick to your hands but keep on adding the remaining oil as you knead.
- Grease the bowl with butter or oil.
- Form the dough into a ball shape and place it in the bowl.
- Cover the bowl with a cling film or damp tea towel. leave it in a warm place for the dough to rise till its double the size. (Mine took 1½ hours)
- Very lightly dust the worktop with some flour.
- Gently press the dough to degas it.
- Divide the dough into 4 parts. Use a sharp kitchen knife or a scrapper to cut the dough.
- Divide each part into half. So now you will have 8 parts.
- Divide each part into half to get 16 parts.
- Divide each part into half to get 32 parts.
- Let the dough ‘parts’ rest for 5-10 minutes.
- In the meantime cut the cheese into 32 cubes or parts.
- Make the coating by melting the butter over low heat or in the microwave oven.
- Add garlic and herbs to it and mix well.
- Grease a small cake tin (about 6-7″ in diameter) with some butter.
- Take one part of the dough. Flatten it slightly with your finger tips.
- Place one cube of cheese in the middle of the dough and roll it up.
- Coat the rolled ball with the melted garlic butter.
- Place the ball in the prepared tin.
- Repeat steps 22 – 25 with the remaining dough pieces and cheese.
- As you place the coated balls in the pan, make sure you arrange them well.
- Cover the pan with a damp kitchen towel and let the bread rise again for 45-60 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Place the pan with the risen dough in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes till the top is golden brown.
- Remove the pull apart bread from the oven.
- Pour any remaining melted butter over it.
- Let it cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
- Remove it from the pan and serve it warm.
- Serve this bread with soup, salad or as a side dish.
- Don’t be in a hurry to remove the bread from the pan otherwise it will fall apart.
- Stuff it any cheese of your choice.
- Use herbs of your choice.
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