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Herb and Cheese Pull Apart Bread

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Herb and Cheese Pull Apart Bread

This was my bread project last weekend. I really enjoyed making it and it was delicious! I slightly modified the recipe found here. I didn’t do the sponge; I added the sponge measurements to the dough ingredients and halved it. Next time I will omit the red pepper from the herb & cheese mixture (the following includes the adjustment). Here is what I did:


2 ½ tsp. Fleischmann's RapidRise yeast

3 - 4 ¼ cups all purpose flour

1 tsp fine sea salt

1 tsp black pepper

1 Tbsp Italian seasoning

1 ½ tsp garlic powder

½ tsp crushed red pepper

1 Tbsp parmesan cheese, grated

1 Tbsp plus 1 ½ tsp olive oil

¾ - 1 ½ cup water (3/4 didn’t seem like enough. I ended up adding 1 ½ but it was a little too much, next time will try 1 cup)

Mix together yeast and water in a stand mixer bowl. Let set for 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients (starting with 3 cups of flour) and mix on low speed until combined. Add more flour as needed until dough is soft and slightly sticky. Knead on medium-low speed for 5 minutes. Let rise 1 ½ - 2 hours or until doubled in size.

Herb and Cheese Mixture:

1 cup mixed cheeses (I used Asiago, Parmesan, Romano and Provolone. Truth be known, it was probably more than a cup because the more cheese the better, right? :-)

¼ cup parsley, chopped (I used a combination of fresh and dried)

½ large onion, chopped

2 ½ cloves garlic, minced

¼ cup sundried tomatoes, chopped

1 Tbsp plus 1 ½ tsp Italian seasoning

½ tsp garlic powder

1 ½ tsp black pepper

1 tsp sea salt

1 ½ tsp dried oregano

1 Tbsp pesto

1 ½ tsp truffle oil

1 Tbsp olive oil

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well, breaking up any chunks.

Assemble and Bake:

Lightly sprayed Bundt pan with non-stick spray (probably not necessary since it’s a non-stick pan and you do drizzle olive oil over the top which runs down the sides)

The original recipe states to roll out the dough but I just stretched the dough out a little on a floured surface and cut into equal pieces with scissors. I covered the pieces with herb & cheese mixture, rolled into balls and put in pan until all the dough was used.

Let rise for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees during last 30 minutes of rise.

Drizzle tops with olive oil. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until browned and crispy on the outside.



AnnaInMD's picture

wonderful !   Great job !

espinocm's picture

I highly recommend it. There are so many possibilities, different herbs, different cheeses. I am looking forward to making it again.


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wayne on FLUKE's picture
wayne on FLUKE

That looks great, I will try this for sure.


espinocm's picture


Please share when you do.


highmtnpam's picture

Dip it in warm spaghetti sauce.  Delicious.  Pam

espinocm's picture

I dipped in olive oil but I will try spahetti sauce next time.  Thank you for the suggestion.  Christi