Friday, January 27, 2012

Fancy Pants App: Garlic Parmesan Pull Apart Bread

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This bread has been a thorn in my side for over six months.  Every week, I go through my bookmarked recipes, deleting those that haven't made the cut, and adding new ones I find.  The fact that this recipe even stayed on the list for eight months before I made it is an accomplishment.  Sometimes recipes don't make it on the list for 3 days!

When I made this for the family last weekend, it was one of their first times getting a recipe that needed to be photographed BEFORE everyone ate.  Usually, I make enough to hide some and take pictures when everyone is eating, or has left.  This was not one of those recipes.  I think they finally understood how annoyed John gets while I'm taking 15 pictures before he can even sit down for dinner.

That's one of the reasons I really can't do this loaf justice.  My family likes to eat; and I cook and bake so that I can feed them.  Hundreds of pictures to get the perfect one is less exciting than full bellies.  The only problem with this recipe, that I found, was that there is no size for the bundt pan.  We used a 10-inch bundt pan which was much larger than originally projected.  Because of that, I only had a 2-layer bread.  In the end, it doesn't matter--the amount of food is the same.  However, if you want a beautiful looking loaf, use a smaller pan or double the recipe.  
Garlic Parmesan Pull Apart Bread (adapated from here)
Serves:  6
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 1/3 cups warm water
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons salt
3 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

In a large bowl, stir together the yeast and water. Let sit 5 minutes until yeast is foamy. Mix in the olive oil, salt, and flour until well-combined.  Then, knead the dough by hand, about 7-10 minutes until elastic and smooth. Transfer dough to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Allow to rise for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until dough is doubled in size.

In a small bowl, combine melted butter, parsley flakes, and minced garlic. Set aside. Tear off small pieces of dough, coat in the butter mixture, and place in the bottom of a bundt pan. Repeat this process until you have one layer of dough balls. Sprinkle on 1/3 of the Parmesan cheese. Continue layering the dough balls and cheese until you have 3 layers (we have a big bundt pan - 10 inches - so it only was 2 layers). Cover the pan with a clean towel and allow to sit until dough has doubled in size, 20-30 minutes.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).  Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until bread is golden brown.  Serve with pasta sauce (marinara) if desired.

Until the next time my oven is on...


  1. I've noticed that too, often when recipes say bundt pan, they don't specify size. This pull-apart sounds so good, I want to make one immediately.


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