Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread

Parmesan Pull Apart Bread recipe

Pull-apart breads are a great love of mine.

They look amazing, they are so much fun to make and the actual ‘pulling apart’ while you eat them is an immensely enjoyable and exciting thing too.

 
 

Parmesan Pull Apart Bread recipe

This Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread is as light as a feather, with each piece covered in a heavenly mixture of butter, herbs, garlic and Parmesan.

It’s a real treat!

 
 

Parmesan Pull Apart Bread recipe

Here are all the details that you need to bring this beauty on your table…

 
 

Parmesan Pull Apart Bread recipe

To make the Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread, first, in the bowl of your electric mixer, stir together the yeast and warm milk. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes. Mix in the olive oil, 2 tsp salt and flour. Using the dough hook, knead the dough for 5 minutes, or until elastic (alternatively, you can mix the ingredients in a large bowl and knead by hand until it is elastic, about 10 minutes, which is what I did… there’s something very magical and therapeutic in working with dough).

 
 

Parmesan Pull Apart Bread recipe

Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap. Allow the dough to rise for 1 to 1 ½ hours, or until it has doubled in size.

 
 

Parmesan Pull Apart Bread recipe

In a small bowl, combine melted butter, parsley, ½ tsp salt, Italian seasoning and minced garlic. Set aside.

 
 

Parmesan Pull Apart Bread recipe

Preheat oven to 350 °F (175 °C).

Gently push the air out of the dough. Roll the dough into a long log and cut it into about 27 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball (or just simply tear off golf ball-sized pieces of dough and roll them into balls).

 
 

Parmesan Pull Apart Bread recipe

Then, one by one, roll each ball in the butter mixture…

 
 

Parmesan Pull Apart Bread recipe

…and place in the bundt pan.

 
 

…so often, when I think about a bundt pan, this scene from ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ comes to my mind (love that movie!)… 🙂

 
 

Parmesan Pull Apart Bread recipe

Anyway, arrange the dough balls in three layers. This is the first one.

 
 

Parmesan Pull Apart Bread recipe

And this is all three of them.

Give each layer a nice sprinkling of Parmesan cheese (someone, who will remain nameless, forgot to do that with her/his first 2 layers… do not be like her/him please).

 
 

Parmesan Pull Apart Bread recipe

Cover the pan with a clean towel or plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise for about 20-30 minutes.

 
 

Parmesan Pull Apart Bread recipe

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown.

 
 

Parmesan Pull Apart Bread recipe

Mmmmmmm. The wonderful smell of freshly baked bread, cheese and garlic will fill your house.

 
 

Parmesan Pull Apart Bread recipe

Let the pan cool on the wire rack for about 5 minutes. Serve directly from the pan or invert the pan onto a large serving plate and let the bread fall out of the pan.

Serve hot.

Pulling the bread apart is so much fun! It definitely was for me.

 
 

Parmesan Pull Apart Bread recipe

I served my pull-apart bread with this yummy tomato soup.

 
 

Parmesan Pull Apart Bread recipe

They made a great pair together.

 
 

Parmesan Pull Apart Bread recipe

The bread was soft and light as a feather.

 
 

Parmesan Pull Apart Bread recipe

And each piece was full of amazing flavors.

 
 

Parmesan Pull Apart Bread recipe

Enjoy!

With love,
Petra

… If you find it handy, here’s the recipe in the printable form.

 

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Garlic Parmesan Pull Apart Bread
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Serves: 1 bundt pan
 
Ingredients
  • 2 ¼ tsp (1 packet) instant yeast
  • 1⅓ cups (315 ml) warm milk
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 ½ cups (455 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 8 tbsp (110 grams) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of your electric mixer, stir together the yeast and warm milk. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes. Mix in the olive oil, 2 tsp salt and flour. Using the dough hook, knead the dough for 5 minutes, or until elastic (alternatively, you can mix the ingredients in a large bowl and knead by hand until it is elastic, about 10 minutes). Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap. Allow the dough to rise for 1 to 1 ½ hours, or until it has doubled in size.
  2. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, parsley, ½ tsp salt, Italian seasoning, and minced garlic. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 °F (175 °C).
  4. Gently push the air out of the dough. Roll the dough into a long log and cut it into about 27 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball (or just simply tear off golf ball-sized pieces of dough and roll them into balls). Then, one by one, roll each ball in the butter mixture and place in the bundt pan in 3 layers, sprinkling each layer with about ⅓ of Parmesan. Cover the pan with a clean towel or plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise for about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown. Let the pan cool on the wire rack for about 5 minutes. Serve directly from the pan or invert the pan onto a large serving plate and let the bread fall out of the pan. Serve hot.
  6. Enjoy!

 

(This yummy recipe was loosely adapted from www.pastryaffair.com.)

Parmesan Pull Apart Bread recipe

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

cinnamon sugar pull apart bread recipe with step by step instructions

Looks yummy, right?

And let me tell you, this cinnamon bread really is yummy! Immensely!

I am actually so impressed by it that I would call it a gift from heaven.

Okay, maybe not exactly from heaven since the original recipe was born in Joy the Baker’s kitchen. But that place actually, when I think about it, is a kind of little heaven… on earth. Many would agree, I’m sure.

Dear friends, please prepare this delicious, finger-licking, soft, yeasty, cinnamony bread over the weekend for your family. Or just for you.  It’ll make you happy! So happy!

If you wonder how, I’ll show you…

 

cinnamon sugar pull apart bread recipe with step by step instructions, ingredients

Here’s the list of ingredients.

 

cinnamon sugar pull apart bread recipe with step by step instructions, in a large mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups (280 grams) flour, sugar, yeast, and salt.  Set aside.

1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups (280 grams) flour, sugar, yeast, and salt.  Set aside.

Soft Garlic Knots

soft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns

I’ve been craving nice homemade rolls for quite some time.

The instant I saw the recipe for these heavenly Soft Garlic Knots over at AnniesEats I knew my fate was sealed.

With the recipe as flawless as this one, everything went perfectly.

Oh, and yes, there’s yeast. Please, don’t let that fact scare you off. The yeast in this recipe is nothing more than one of a few ingredients that creates the dough and that’s it. The magic will happen by itself, dear friends, there are no special tricks of trade involved.

This is a simple recipe which yields amazing results.

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns, ingredients

In case you really need to have these knots too, of which I am just sure, here are the ingredients.

 

 

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns, place the dry ingredients into a bowl and stir them to combine

These knots can be kneaded in an electric mixer or simply just by hand. That really depends on your decision.

1. To start, place the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, yeast and salt) into a bowl and stir them to combine.

2. Then add the wet ingredients (olive oil, milk and water) and stir again just to combine.

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns, using the dough attachment of your electric mixer, mix the dough for about 8 minutes

3. Now, using the dough attachment of your electric mixer, mix the dough for about 8 minutes.

If you want to do this by hand, the process will last a little longer.

What we are going for here is a smooth and elastic dough.

4. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl, turn once to coat…

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns, cover with plastic wrap

…and cover with a plastic wrap.

5. Allow to rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk.

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns, turn the dough onto a very lightly floured surface and divide the dough

6. Turn the dough onto a very lightly floured surface and divide it into 8 equal pieces.

To do that I used a knife. I first divided the dough into halves. Then I cut each half into halves again so I had 4 pieces. And finally I cut each piece into halves again which resulted in 8 equal pieces.

 

7. Use the palms of your hands to roll each ball into a 10-inch (26 cm) long rope.

If the dough is too sticky then use a little flour to dust it with. The ropes can’t be sticky because you wouldn’t be able to form the knots.

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns, tie the rope into a knot, let rise

8. Now tie the rope into a knot.

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns

9. Take the end lying underneath the knot and bring it over the top, tucking it into the center and take the end lying over the knot and tuck it underneath and into the center.

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns, transfer the knots on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cover with a clean kitchen towel

10. Transfer the knots on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cover with a clean kitchen towel.

 

11. Let the knots rise for another 45 minutes.

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns, prepare the glaze, melt the butter and press the garlic into it

12. In the meantime you can prepare the glaze.

Melt the butter (microwave is perfectly okay) and press the garlic into it.

Instead of pressing the garlic through the press you can just mince it finely.

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns, glaze, add dried oregano

13. Add the dried oregano…

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns, mix the glaze

14. …and mix it all together.

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns

15. When your knots are nice and puffy…

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns, brush the glaze onto them

…brush the glaze onto them.

 

 

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16. Place the knots into a preheated oven (350 °F – 175 °C) and bake for about 15-18 minutes.

This will smell like heaven, I’m telling you.

It’s amazing!

Your neighbors will come knocking on your door begging for the recipe.

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns

These cuties taste best when still a little warm.

They perfectly accompany a delicious soup, or, when I think about it, they perfectly accompany just anything.

Enjoy, dear friends!

Bacon and Cheese Biscuits

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe

I’d love to reveal a little secret about our monkey household of two.

We love biscuits! All sorts of them!

Unbelievable, huh?

 

Biscuits are especially enjoyed by the male monkey over here.

You should see his smile each time he finds out they are in the oven.

It’s the widest and most content smile I’ve ever seen.

And when the biscuits are done my boyfriend immediately grabs his plate of at least fourteen and hurries to watch his favorite sitcoms.

I love to make biscuits because somehow they make the world a perfect place.

They are magical.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

Here are the ingredients.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

And here’s the bacon.

It’s a crucial part of the magic.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

1. To make your own Bacon and Cheese Biscuits, first preheat the oven to 390 °F (200 °C).

 

2. Then slice the bacon thinly.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

3. In a large pan, fry the bacon over moderate heat until crisp.

This will take a couple of minutes.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

4. When beautifully crispy, remove the bacon from the pan and crumble it finely.

5. Grab the cheese and grate it.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

Just like this.

This is a lot of cheese.

 

The cheese mostly will constitute the flavor of your biscuits. So choose the one you really like.

It’s completely up to you.

I used Leerdammer. Next time I’ll try Cheddar, I think.

It’s fun because the biscuits can be different every time.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

6. Now we need a large bowl.

Using a pastry cutter (or just a fork), combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne pepper and butter until crumbs form.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

7. Stir in the grated cheese and the bacon.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

8. Then add the milk…

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

9. …and stir together just until the dry ingredients are well moistened.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

10. Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and make a Halloween face out of it.

Sorry.

What I really mean is that now you should knead the dough 4 – 5 times.

To make the biscuits perfectly soft, the trick is not to over-knead the dough.
bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

11. Roll it out to about 1/2 inch (1 cm) thickness.

When it gets sticky use some flour to make the job easier.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

12. Cut out rounds using a 2-inch (5 cm) cutter.

Pat the scraps together, re-roll them and cut out some more rounds.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

13. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Arrange your biscuits on the sheet about 1/2 inch (2.5 cm) apart.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

14. And bake them for about 15 minutes.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

These are so yummy.

Enjoy, dear friends!

 

This recipe makes about 36 biscuits.

(The recipe was adapted from LeitesCulinaria.com.)