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.