Sunday, February 23, 2014

Herb and Cheese Pull Apart Bread : We Knead to Bake# 14

For the month of February, Aparna from the We Knead to Bake (WKTB) group asked us to bake any bread of our choice. I have been very keen on to try all the breads this group WKTB baked last year. So I chose the 1st bread this group baked last year. It is called Herb and Cheese Pull Apart Bread. This bread has a very nice different appealing look, and tasted great as well. I adapted the recipe as mentioned below in ingredients section.

Recipe Source My Diverse Kitchen

For the Dough
1/2 cup warm milk
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp active dry yeast
2 3/4 to 3 cups all-purpose flour (I used 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour)
1 tsp salt
25gm butter, soft at room temperature (approx 2 Tablespoon)
3/4 to 1 tsp garlic paste
3/4 cup milk (+ a couple of tbsp to brush over the bread)
For the Filling:
15 to 20gm melted butter (2 Tablespoon)
2 tsp dried Provencal or mixed herbs* (Used basil, orgeano, and parsley)
1 tsp crushed cumin seeds
Crushed pepper per taste
Red chilli flakes to taste
Spring onions -1
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese


For pictorial step by step instructions on how to shape the dough, please refer to the recipe source Aparna's blog. I used my Cuisinart stand mixer but you may knead the dough by hand. Basically, first we make the dough using the ingredients, and then let it rise until it doubles in volume. Deflate the the dough, and take a rolling pin to make a flat square shaped dough.  First rub the melted butter on the top of the squared dough, and spread all the other ingredients in filling section on the flattened squared dough. Use the rolling pin again on the filling that is laid over the dough to make sure the filling sticks to the flattened dough. Make 6 strips using pizza-cutter or knife in the dough. Keep all the cut strips one over the top of another. Cut again the stacked 6 strips horizontally into squares, and place these cut squares on the bread loaf pan. Let it rise again for an hour, and then bake for 35-40 minutes at 350 F.


  1. I have been eyeing this one. looks wonderful must have tasted fabulous!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, this bread does taste great!

  2. This looks awesome.. I'll try it out sometime too..

    1. Thanks, this bread recipe is a keeper, I made it twice already.