I had no doubt about it. The first thing I wanted to bake once on holiday was bread. You all know very well by now how much I find kneading and making bread relaxing and soothing. I haven’t had time to bake bread in a long time and I had a loooong list of “wish-to-bake-soon” bread recipes on my list.
I finally decided to tackle this pull apart bread from Roxana @ A Little Bit of Everything. I had it bookmarked since the day she posted this recipe. Simple and delicious. And above all so versatile! With a solid basic recipe you can have an infinite variations depending on the filling you choose. You will never get bored of this bread! I chose to fill it only with cheese because that’s what I had at home and I did not want to lose the momentum by going out to the store to buy extra ingredients. I used a mix of cheddar and gruyere but, as Roxana said, let your imagination drive you!
Pull Apart Cheesy Bread
500 g (18 oz or 4 cups) all-purpose flour
a pinch of salt
7 g (1 1/ tsp) active dry yeast
350 ml (12 fl oz or 1 1/2 cup) lukewarm milk
170 g (6 oz) cheddar and gruyere cheese
1 egg for brushing
In your mixer bowl, cream the yeast with a little milk. When the yeast has dissolved pour the rest of the milk.
Slowly add the flour, mixing until the dough comes clean from the sides of the bowl.
Place the dough into a greased bowl and let it rest at room temperature, away from any breeze until it doubles in volume. When risen divide it into 10-12 balls and flatten them.
Shred the cheese you will use as filling and place about 2 tbsp of it on the flatten dough.
Seal the pocket with a fork or with your fingers and place it in a greased loaf pan. Do the same with the rest.
Leave again to rest at room temperature. When risen brush with egg wash and bake in preheated oven, at 375F degrees for about 35-40 minutes.
Leave to cool a little and get it out of the pan.
Have a sweet day!
Source: A Little Bit of Everything