Garlic and Herb Pull Apart Bread
Recipe type: Bread. Yeast Breads
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Serves: 1 loaf
Garlic and Herb Pull Apart Bread is light and airy bread with layers of basil and garlic flavored dough sandwiched with more garlic and butter.
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package or 2 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons basil
  • 3 - 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water - divided use
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  1. Add yeast, sugar and 1/4 cup warm water to a small bowl. Let yeast proof for about 5 minutes until it starts to bubble.
  2. Add the flour, salt to the bowl of a stand mixer, plus 2 cloves of garlic and basil. Add the yeast mixture. With the mixer on low, add the oil, milk and remaining water. Increase the speed and with a dough hook beat dough until it starts to pull away from the sides of the mixer bowl and forms a ball. Continue to knead until the dough is satiny and supple, about 4 - 5 minutes. Cover bowl and let raise until doubled in a warm place.
  3. Combine melted butter and remaining garlic.
  4. Roll out dough to a 12x20-inch rectangle. Brush with 2/3 of the butter - garlic mixture.
  5. Cut into 3 equal strips - lengthwise. Place the strips on top of each other. Cut into 6 equal pieces. Place the dough squares to a lightly greased 10-inch bread pan. Cover and allow to rise for 30-60 minutes or until doubled. Brush the remaining butter - garlic mixture on top.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes.
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