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MINI GARLIC AND CHILLI PULL APART BREAD

mayurisjikoni
Cute little mini pull apart bread with a hint of chilli flavor with the taste and aroma of garlic. Perfect accompaniment for a soup or stew
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
RESTING TIME 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 12 PIECES

Ingredients
  

FOR THE DOUGH:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup plain flour( all purpose flour)
  • 2 tsp instant dry active yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1- 1¼ cup warm milk
  • 2 tbsp soft butter

FOR THE DIPPING MIXTURE:

  • 100 g butter, salted
  • 4-6 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 1-2 green chillis minced
  • ½ tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp dried oregano

FOR SPRINKLING ON TOP:

  • little sea salt

EXTRA

  • flour for dusting
  • oil or butter for greasing

Instructions
 

PREPARATION OF THE DOUGH:

  •  Mix the flours, yeast, salt and sugar in a big bowl.
  •  Add butter and rub into the flour.
  •  Add milk and form a dough which is not too stiff or sticky.
  • Dust the worktop with some flour.
  • Knead the dough on the worktop till its smooth and elastic. This will take about 10-15 minutes by hand and 7-10 minutes by machine.
  • Grease the bowl lightly with oil or butter
  • Roll the dough into a ball shape.
  • Put in it the greased bowl. Cover it with a tea towel or cling film.
  •  Let the dough rise till its double the size. This will take about 1-1½ hours.

PREPARATION OF THE DIPPING MIXTURE

  • Melt the butter
  • Add the other ingredients and mix well. 
  • Keep it on the side till required

SHAPING THE MINI PULL APART BREAD

  • Keep a muffin tray ready, greased with butter or oil.
  • Deflate the risen dough gently.
  • Dust the worktop lightly with flour.
  • Remove the dough out onto the worktop.
  • Shape the dough into a rough log. 
  • Cut the dough into 12 equal parts.
  • Roll each part into a ball and flatten slightly.
  • Cut it into five rough pieces. 
  • Dip each piece in the dipping mixture and stack it the cup of the muffin tray.
  • Repeat steps 7 to 9 with the remaining dough.
  • Pour the remaining dipping mixture over the stacked pieces equally.
  • Sprinkle the top sparingly with sea salt.
  • Let the dough rise for 45 minutes to an hour.

BAKING 

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Bake the bread in the oven for 15-20 minutes or till the tops are light golden brown in colour.
  • Remove the muffin tray from the oven.
  • Carefully remove the mini bread from the tray and place it on a wire rack to cool a bit.
  • Serve warm Mini Garlic and Chilli Pull Apart bread with a curry, soup or stew.

TIPS:

  • Can mix half butter and olive oil for the dipping.
  • Use herbs of your choice.
  • Sprinkle the baked bread with parmesan cheese or red chilli flakes before serving.
Keyword accompaniment, baked, bread, butter, chilli, garlic, pull apart bread, yeast