Thursday, 27 February 2014

Garlic Cheese Pull Apart Bread

Since last few months I am a member of a wonderful baking group we-knead-to-bake  started by Aparna Balasubramaniam  . This month we were supposed to bake any bread from the last year's challenges and I chose this amazing pull apart bread which was the first challenge of this group when it started. 

This bread is a bit different i.e its not a roll but the square pieces of dough are cut and stacked one upon the other and then kept in a loaf tin and baked. This gives a very pleasing shape to the pull apart. I had been eyeing this bread since many months . 

Thanks a lot Aparna for giving us opportunity to choose the bread of our choice due to which I could make this lovely bread. Enjoyed it warm with butter and Gazpacho Soup for our dinner.





Ingredients :

1/2 cup .....................................lukewarm milk
1 tsp .........................................sugar
2 tsp...........................................dry active yeast
1 tsp.......................................salt
1 cup...................................wheat flour
2 cups ................................maida
2 tbsp.....................................soft butter
1 tsp......................................garlic paste
3/4 cup milk + 2 tbsp ..............milk

Filling :

2 tbsp .....................butter ( molten)
2 tbsp.....................finely chopped coriander
1 tsp......................chilly paste
1 tsp...................garlic paste
1/2 cup...............grated cheddar cheese



Method :

In a bowl mix sugar, milk and yeast and keep aside 10 minutes to rise.

In a mixer add 2 n 1/2 cup flour, salt , garlic paste and butter and mix very well for 2 to 3 minutes.

Now add to it the above yeast mixture and 3/4 cup milk .

Knead into a soft but non sticky dough .

Add 1 or 2 tbsp flour only if needed.

Plastic wrap the dough in a greased bowl and let it rise for 2 hours or till double.

Dust your kitchen platform with flour.

Now punch the dough and pat it into a large square shape of 12 by 12 inches.

Apply butter evenly on it and spread the filling evenly.

Press the filling lightly in the dough .

Now with a pizza cutter cut 6 long stripes.

Again cut these stripes horizontally in 6 parts.

Now you have 36 small squares.

Stack them over each other into 3 to 4 piles.

Grease a loaf tin and arrange these stacks as shown in the figure.

Brush the dough with butter and let it rise for 1 hour again.

Now brush it with milk and bake for 40 minutes in a preheated oven at 180 degrees.











3 comments:

  1. Wow falvorful and wonderfully made pull apart :) looks fantastic !!

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  2. i too have posted garlic bread recipe and I can imagine how yummy this would be with the addition of cheese....

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  3. so flavorful and delicious pull apart bread...perfectly baked ones!

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