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We Knead To Bake is a group in Facebook started by the Master baker Aparna, and oh boy i am so happy to be a part of it. I love baking breads and the aroma of a freshly baked bread is so good that you can’t stop yourself from baking more and more. Cant wait to see what new breads we make in the coming months
This months bread is a Pull Apart bread, which is an easy bread for beginner baker like me and the end result is wow, i bet you wont be able to stop yourself from baking more and more of the same. I baked this bread twice already and Sakshi loved the bread and she wants me to bake it again . Now let’s get to the recipe, I have followed the recipe to The T, which Aparna had shared and have made some changes in the filling only.
Pull Apart Bread With A Garlicky Butter Filling
For the Dough:
11/4 cup warm milk
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp active dry yeast
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp chilli flakes
For the Filling:
tbsp melted butter
1 tbsp garlic powder
red chilli flakes to taste
1 tbsp italian herbs
1/2 cup grated cheese
In a small bowl, dissolve the sugar and the yeast in the 1/2 cup of warm milk. Keep aside for about 5 minutes till the yeast mixture bubbles up.
Put 2 3/4 cup of flour, salt, softened butter, garlic powder and chilli flakes.
Add the Yeast Mixture and the remaining milk and form a dough and knead it nicely.
Transfer the dough to a work platform and knead the dough nicely, if sticky add little more dough and knead for at least 8-10 mins.
Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a well-oiled bowl, turning the dough to coat it completely with oil.
Cover and let it rise for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until almost double in volume.
Dust your work surface lightly with flour. Deflate the dough.
Roll the dough out into a large square.
In a bowl Mix all the ingredients for the filling apart from cheese and mix nicely.
Spread the filling all over the dough nicely and then sprinkle the cheese all over.
Using a pizza cutter, slice the dough from top to bottom into 6 long and even strips Lay each strip on top of the next, with the topping facing upwards, until you have a stack of the strips.
You can put the 2 strips cut from the sides in the middle of the stack so it looks neater.
Cut straight down through the stack dividing it into 6 equal pieces.
Grease and lightly flour a loaf tin.
Layer the square slices, cut sides down into the loaf tin
Cover the loaf tin dough with a towel and allow the dough to rise for an hour.
Lightly brush some milk over the top of the loaf .
Bake the dough at 180C for about 30 to 40 minutes until it is done and the top is golden brown.
Serve warm with a soup for a complete Dinner.
Pinks Notes :
I would love to try new fillings and diff. herbs.
You can also shape them into rolls as well or prepare them as a monkey.
If you love baking do not forget to check out what other bakers have baked.