Pull-Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread
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Pull-Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread

Loaded with flavours of cheese and garlic in a homemade pillowy, pull-apart bread, this Pull-Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread is an easy, homebaked garlic bread indulgence!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr 55 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 pieces

Ingredients

For the yeast mixture

  • 2 tablespoon lukewarm water
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoon sugar

For the dough

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour maida
  • 1 tablespoon cooking butter unsalted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoon water

For the garlic mixture

  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 10 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon cheese grated

Just before baking

  • 1 tablespoon cheese grated
  • 1 egg for brushing

After baking

  • 1 tablespoon cheese grated
  • 1 teaspoon herbs finely chopped (optional)

Instructions

  • In a bowl with the yeast and sugar, add 2 tablespoons of lukewarm water.
  • Stir well, and keep it aside to foam.
    Yeast Mixture for the Pull-Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread
  • If the water temperature is high, the yeast will die. If it is too cold, the yeast won't foam.
  • Sieve the flour followed by the salt into a large mixing bowl.
    Flour sieved for the Pull-Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread
  • Add a tablespoon butter (shredded to pieces).
    Shredded Butter for the Pull-Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread
  • The yeast should be ready in about 10 minutes.
    Yeast Mixture for the Pull-Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread
  • Add the yeast mixture to the bowl, and start kneading.
  • Add about 10 tablespoons of water, little at a time, and knead till you a soft dough.
    Dough for the Pull-Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread
  • Make the dough into a ball, cover the bowl with a damp cotton cloth and leave it to prove (rise).
  • Grease and flour a baking tray/dish.
  • I used an oval, 29 cm x 20 cm (1.75 litres) porcelain baking dish. You can use any baking pans or trays that can hold about 8 cups.
  • Finely chop the garlic, grate in some cheese, and the melted butter. Mix well.
    Garlic, Cheese, and Melted Butter for the Pull-Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread
  • Wait for the dough to double in volume. It took me about 30 minutes.
    Dough doubled in volume for the Pull-Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread
  • Knock back, knead again, and divide it into 10 pieces. I rolled the dough ball on a cutting board and divided using a knife.
    Divide the dough for the Pull-Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread
  • Shape all pieces into balls.
    Shape the dough into balls for the Pull-Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread
  • Slightly flatten them with your palm, dip in the garlic mixture to get a uniform coating and place in the baking dish.
  • Repeat for all the remaining dough balls.
    Arrange the coated balls in the baking dish for the Pull Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread
  • Cover with the damp cloth and keep it to prove.
  • Preheat the oven to 225 degrees Celsius.
  • The loaves would have risen again by now (15-20 minutes).
    Dough proved before baking for the Pull Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread
  • Grate some more cheese on top. Brush on a beaten egg.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Take out the baking dish and tap the garlic bread surface with your fingers. A hollow sound will mean the bread is cooked through and done.
  • If not, bake for a few more minutes.
  • Take out the baking dish. Let it sit on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.
  • Grate some more cheese on the top. You can sprinkle some finely chopped herbs as well.
    Pull Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread is ready to serve
  • Serve hot. Pull a piece and enjoy!