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Parmesan & Garlic Pull-Apart Bread


This recipe yields one large loaf.

The Gourmandize Team

Garlic and cheese make everything better.
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  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 1/3 cups barely warm water
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose (or bread) flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Servings 4
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 120mins
Cooking time 25mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Stir together the yeast and water in a large bowl.
Let sit 5 minutes until yeast is foamy. Mix in the olive oil, salt, and flour.

Step 2

Knead the bread:
If you have a stand mixer, knead the dough for 5-6 minutes, or until elastic.

If you are doing this by hand, knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until dough is elastic, 7-10 minutes.

Step 3

Place the ball of dough into a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Allow to rise for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until dough is doubled in size.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine melted butter, parsley flakes, and minced garlic. Set aside.

Step 4

Punch down the dough. Tear off small pieces of dough (roughly the size of a medium spoon), coat in the butter mixture, and place in the bottom of a bundt pan.
Repeat this process until you have one layer of dough balls.

Step 5

Sprinkle on 1/3 of the Parmesan cheese. Continue layering the dough balls and cheese until you have 3 layers.
Cover the pan with a clean towel and allow to sit until dough has doubled in size, 20-30 minutes.

Step 6

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until bread is golden brown.

Step 7

Serve hot with a side of marinara or tomato sauce.


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  1. Boil the desired amount of small potatoes until tender.
  2. Spread on a lined baking tray, flatten slightly using a cup or jar. Don't over-flatten them!
  3. Sprinkle liberally with shredded cheese and Parmesan.
  4. Top with bacon slices approximately the same size as the potatoes.
  5. Drizzle liberally with balsamic vinegar.
  6. Place in oven, under the grill for 15 min at 375°F until the cheese is melted and  the bacon is crispy.
  7. Enjoy!

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