Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Eggless Garlic Cheese Pull Apart Bread

Its just a few days back that I chanced upon a beautiful blog Edible Garden. I liked the blog page on Facebook too, and that's when I got a status update about this beautiful bread. It was a pull apart garlic bread. My husband and I love garlic bread. So I decided to bake the bread for dinner. But the issue was that neither did I have stock of Cheddar nor Mozzarella. What to do? And the thing about women is that when we think we need to do something,then we need to to do it at that moment. Postponing in terms of cooking,not done! 

Then I thought of a plan,why not freeze the processed cheese cubes and use them. Maybe that's not the right way to do it,maybe the taste would be different altogether,but why not give it a try. So I tried. And the attempt I must say was not bad :-) Do try this recipe out. Atleast for the aroma in your house!! 


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3 cups of all purpose flour 
1 tsp of sugar 
2 tsp of yeast 
1/2 cup of warm milk 
1 tsp of salt 
25 gm of butter, at room temperature 
1 tsp of garlic paste or finely minced garlic 
3/4 cup of milk, at room temperature 

For filling:
20 gm of melted butter 
3 tsp of mixed herbs (Basil,Rosemary,Thyme and Parsley)
1 tsp of crushed cumin seeds 
1 tsp of red chilli flakes 
1/2 cup of grated cheese (I used frozen processed cheese,you may use cheddar or mozzarella)

Mix the warm milk, sugar, and yeast. Set aside for 5-10 mins until frothy. 

Meanwhile, in a stand mixer bowl attached with the dough hook, mix the flour, salt, garlic, and butter on low speed. Add the frothed yeast mixture to this and mix again on low speed. Of course, you can do the kneading by hand too. 

Add the 3/4 cup milk and knead further until a soft slightly sticky dough takes shape. Knead for about 3 mins. 

Shape into a ball as much as possible and turn into a well-oiled (with olive oil) bowl. Turn to coat the dough and wrap with cling-film. Set aside for about 1.5 hours. I made the dough around 8pm in the night and refrigerated it overnight.

Once risen, punch down the dough and roll on a floured surface into a large, roughly 12"x12" square. Brush with melted butter. 

Sprinkle the cumin, chilli flakes, cheese, and dried basil. Lightly roll with the rolling pin so the filling gets embedded a bit into the dough. 

Cut into 6 strips and stack on top of each other, filling side on top. 

Cut into further 6-7 stacks and arrange cut side down in a well-greased loaf pan. 

Cover with a clean, wet towel and let it rise for an hour. 

Pre-heat oven to 350F/180C and bake for 25-30 mins until golden brown. 

As soon as out of the oven, brush the hot bread with milk generously and let it cool down before serving. 

Note: you can use any filling of your choice, keep the basic bread recipe the same

You can have it alongwith pastas or pizzas. Since it was for dinner we prefer something light so I made a Pepper Mushroom side dish to go alongwith it.

Hope you would like it!! :-)


  1. hi first time here, garlic bread looks perfect.
    and also loved your door hanging post
    Following you, do visit mine sometime.

    1. Hi Pria.. Thanks a lot for your kind words.. Will follow you for sure :-) Thank you!