Cheddar, Rosemary and Garlic Pull Apart Bread
Cheese, rosemary and garlic create a perfect savory alternative to the traditional pull apart bread. Experiment with different herbs and cheeses to create your own favorite!
Yield: 2 loaves
For the dough:
  • 1 Tbsp RED STAR Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar (for activating yeast)
  • 1 cup warm tap water (110-115°F)
  • 1 cup milk, room temperature
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 5 to 6 cups bread flour

For the filling:
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 Tbsp rosemary, finely chopped
  1. In mixing bowl, combine the yeast and 1 tsp sugar and mix in the warm water. Let it set for 5 minutes until it's foamy.

  2. With spoon or dough whisk, mix in the milk, ¼ cup sugar, butter and 3 cups bread flour.

  3. Place bowl on mixer and mix with dough hook until smooth, about 3 minutes. Continue adding enough of the remaining flour until the dough forms into a smooth ball and no longer sticks to the side of the bowl.

  4. Knead for 5-7 minutes. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and let rise in a warm spot until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  5. Remove the dough from the bowl and roll out into a large rectangle, 10 x 20-inches and about ½ inch thick. Combine the butter and garlic and spread over the bread. Sprinkle with the cheese and rosemary.

  6. Cut the dough into 5 strips from the short side of the dough.

  7. Stack each strip onto the other to make a tall stack. Cut the stack into four squares.

  8. Place two stacks horizontally into a greased bread pan. Repeat with the remaining dough in another pan.

  9. Cover and let rise for about 30-40 minutes. Bake at 350°F for 35-40 minutes. Remove from oven. Remove the bread from the pans and let cool on a wire rack.

  10. Recipe created for Red Star Yeast by Thyme In Our Kitchen.

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