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Rosemary Garlic Pull-Apart Bread

This homemade pull-apart bread is shaped and assembled with butter, garlic, cheese, rosemary, and parsley. Baked until golden brown and served pull-apart style, this flaky and flavorful bread is completely irresistible. Just wait until you smell it baking!

Rosemary Garlic Pull Apart Bread

Rosemary & Garlic Pull-Apart Bread Video Tutorial

You need 9 simple ingredients for the homemade dough including yeast, sugar, milk, butter, salt, egg, flour, rosemary and garlic powder. For the filling, you need more butter, salt, and rosemary, plus parsley, fresh garlic, and parmesan cheese. Any shredded cheese would be fine, but we loved parmesan the most in this recipe.

As always, I recommend using a superior yeast: Platinum Yeast from Red Star. This is an instant yeast that strengthens the dough and provides extra volume to the final product. It’s my preferred yeast for any and all bread baking– I use it exclusively in my kitchen because it’s always a guarantee. You need 2 teaspoons of dry yeast which is a little less than 1 standard packet.

Rosemary Garlic Pull Apart Bread

The dough requires 2 rises, right after you make/ knead it, then again after you shape and assemble it.

As you start assembling the pull apart bread, use these helpful photos as your guide.

Rosemary Garlic Pull Apart Bread
Rosemary Garlic Pull Apart Bread
Rosemary Garlic Pull Apart Bread
Rosemary Garlic Pull Apart Bread

This bread makes a satisfying snack and appetizer or would be perfect alongside dinner. You can slice the loaf or tear off pieces. Whenever or however you serve it, I’m confident everyone will beg for seconds!


Rosemary Garlic Pull-Apart Bread

Rosemary Garlic Pull Apart Bread
Starting from a simple rosemary-infused homemade dough, this rosemary garlic pull-apart bread is shaped and assembled with butter, garlic, cheese, and herbs. Baked until golden brown and served pull-apart style, this flaky and flavorful bread is completely irresistible. Just wait until you smell it baking! Truly a favorite.
Yield 1 (9×5-inch) loaf
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Ingredients

Dough

  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Platinum Yeast
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour (plus more as needed)
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary (or 2 teaspoons dried)

Filling

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, extra soft
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary (or 2 teaspoons dried)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley (or 2 teaspoons dried)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Optional Topping

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • Flaky/coarse sea salt for sprinkling

Instructions

  • Make the dough: Place the yeast and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook or paddle attachment. Or, if you do not own a stand mixer, a regular large mixing bowl. Heat the milk on the stove or in the microwave until warm to touch, about 110°F (43°C). Pour warm milk on top of yeast/sugar. Whisk gently to combine, then loosely cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes. The mixture will be frothy after 5-10 minutes.
  • If you do not have a mixer, you can mix by hand in this step. Add the butter, egg, flour, salt, garlic powder, and rosemary. Beat on low speed for 3 minutes. Dough will be soft. Transfer it to a lightly floured work surface. Using lightly floured hands, knead it for 1 minute. If the dough is too sticky to handle, add 1-3 more tablespoons of flour, but you want a very soft dough. Shape into a ball.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place in a slightly warm environment to rise until doubled in size, around 60-90 minutes.
  • While the dough rises, prepare the filling in the next step and grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  • Make the filling: In a medium bowl, mix the soft butter, rosemary, parsley, garlic, and salt together. If the butter is soft enough, you can just mix it all together with a spoon or fork. You can use an electric mixer if that's easier too. Cover tightly and set aside until ready to use. (Don't refrigerate unless making well in advance. It's easiest to spread on the dough when at room temperature. If refrigerated, let it come to room temperature before spreading on dough pieces.)
  • Assemble the bread: Punch down the dough to release the air. Place dough on a lightly floured work surface. Divide it into 12 equal pieces, each about 1/4 cup of dough and a little larger than a golf ball. Using lightly floured hands, flatten each into a circle that's about 4 inches in diameter. The circle doesn't have to be perfectly round. I do not use a rolling pan to flatten, but you certainly can if you want. Spread 1-2 teaspoons of filling mixture onto each. Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon of cheese. Fold circles in half and line in prepared bread pan, flat edge down, round side up. See photos above and/or video for reference.
  • Cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and allow to rise once again in a slightly warm environment until puffy, about 45 minutes.
  • Adjust the oven rack to the lower third position then preheat oven to 350°F (177°C).
  • Bake until golden brown, about 50 minutes. If you find the top of the loaf is browning too quickly, tent with aluminum foil. Remove from the oven and place the pan on a wire rack. If desired, brush with melted butter for topping and sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then remove from the pan and serve warm.
  • Cover and store leftovers at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Notes

Make Ahead Instructions: Freeze baked and cooled bread for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature or overnight in the refrigerator and warm in the oven to your liking. The dough can be prepared through step 3, then after it has risen, punch it down to release the air, cover it tightly, then place in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Continue with step 4. 
Recipe by Sally’s Baking Addiction.

Sally McKenney

Sally McKenney is a professional food photographer, cookbook author, and baker. She has written, photographed, and published more than 1,000 from-scratch recipes and written three cookbooks. Her thorough step-by-step tutorials give millions of followers the knowledge and confidence to bake from scratch.

Review & Comments

Priscylla | Reply

5 stars
Fold circles in half and line in prepared bread pan, round side up.

What do you mean by round side up? Also, mine looks great but can look better because I think I put it upside down. I see yours has more folds in the picture, so I imagine you made more than 12 cuts? Can you help me, I love the recipe.

*Would you mind telling me where you shop for the special wooden carpentry you guys have in the blog. It looks so good, but the only place I know here in Tucson, AZ sells parts I have to assemble myself. I really like the elegance.

Omg I did put it upside down. I think it still worked because I kept them in a wrap more like in a little empanada style.

Thank you, it was delicious.

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Priscylla – You might find the video helpful to get a reference for how to assemble the bread. Once the circle is folded in half (it will look like a taco), place in pan with the flat edge down, round side up. There will be 24 ‘edges’ facing up when all dough is in the pan, as each folded circle will have 2 edges. We’re so glad you enjoyed the recipe!

This recipe is from Sally’s Baking Addiction. You can inquire about the props here.

kat | Reply

looks really good!

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