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It’s time for another edition of Bread Bakers and this month’s host is lovely Karen from Karen’s Kitchen Stories. She chose ‘Garlic’ to be the theme in celebration of National Garlic day, that is celebrated on the 19th April.

Pull apart bread has been on my to-make list for quite sometime and when I saw this buttery herb bread on King Arthur flour, I knew I had to bake it for this month’s Bread Bakers. I wasn’t disappointed with my choice.

I ate half of the loaf while still warm in the name of quality testing right after I took pictures. The rest was gobbled up by the family in no time. I wish I made the full recipe which makes 2 8½”x4½” loaves. So if you are a fan of warm buttery soft bread, then double the recipe to make 2 loaves.

Pull apart breads were so soft, flaky and buttery. Change up the flavorings of butter and you have a completely different pull apart bread. You can use any herbed butter or butter with grated cheese or even butter mixed with some dried fruit or sweet spices (cinnamon etc.).

Pull apart effect of the bread can be achieved in a few different ways: you can roll out the dough into a 12″ square that is ½” thick. Then spread the herbed butter, then cut the square into 12 squares. Stack the squares in the pan, let rise and bake as directed in the recipe. I used another easy and less messy method, as shown in the collage. Read the recipe for more details.
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Buttery Garlic Pull apart Bread (makes ) Yum
Recipe to make soft, flaky and buttery Pull apart bread with garlic butter. Serve it warm for a delicious snack.
Buttery Garlic Pull apart Bread (makes )
Course breads
Cuisine american
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 60 minutes
Servings
x
Ingredients
  • ½ cup milk Warm
  • 2 tbsps Unsalted butter , softened
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg (or 1tbsp egg replacer powder whisked with 3tbsp water)
  • 1 tsp Yeast Instant
  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • cups Wholewheat flour
  • 1 tbsp Potato flour
For the Garlic-herb Butter:
  • 2 ~ 3 cloves Garlic , finely minced
  • ¼ cup Unsalted butter , softened
  • ¼ tsp Basil Dried
  • 1/8 tsp Oregano Dried
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne pepper
Course breads
Cuisine american
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 60 minutes
Servings
x
Ingredients
  • ½ cup milk Warm
  • 2 tbsps Unsalted butter , softened
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg (or 1tbsp egg replacer powder whisked with 3tbsp water)
  • 1 tsp Yeast Instant
  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • cups Wholewheat flour
  • 1 tbsp Potato flour
For the Garlic-herb Butter:
  • 2 ~ 3 cloves Garlic , finely minced
  • ¼ cup Unsalted butter , softened
  • ¼ tsp Basil Dried
  • 1/8 tsp Oregano Dried
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne pepper
Buttery Garlic Pull apart Bread (makes )
Instructions
  1. Make the dough: In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, pour the warm milk over butter to melt it. Add the sugar, salt and let it cool slightly. Then add egg (egg replacer mixture), potato flour, yeast and the flour(s).
  2. Mix and knead to form a soft and pliable dough. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in volume.
  3. Make the Garlic spread: Combine all the ingredients for the garlic spread, keep ready.
  4. Gently deflate the dough and roll the dough ½" thick. Using a 3½"~4" round cutter, cut out circles from the dough.
  5. Butter half of each circle and place in a greased 8½"x4½" loaf pan. Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise for 30~40 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake the bread for 25~30 minutes. Remove from the pan and let cool before serving.
Recipe Notes

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#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

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20 thoughts on “Buttery Garlic Pull apart Bread for #BreadBakers”

  1. Such a wonderful choice Pavani. I love the dramatic lighting in the pictures and of course the hero, the lovely looking bread!!

  2. Wow Pavani! This bread looks just as gorgeous as I imagined it would be!! So soft and melt in the mouth sorts! I’m going to try this one for sure! Great pics as always 😀

  3. I love your “quality testing.” Sounds like the perfect tactic! I also love that you used round cutters. Your loaf is so perfect! Sounds so delicious.

  4. Pavani, garlic bread looks stunning. Going to try this soon. one doubt. did you miss butter under garlic-herb butter? how much butter? I don’t want to go overboard with the butter 😉

  5. Jayanthi, thank you for pointing that out. My butter quantities for the bread and the filling got switched by mistake. I corrected the recipe now. Let me know how the bread turned out, if you try.

  6. Pavani that’s a beautiful way to do do a pull apart bread. It’s on my to do list. Love the way you have done it, thanks for sharing.

  7. You’re making me hungry! Interesting looking recipe- definitely different from others I’ve come across and I’m curious to try this one. Lovely pics!

  8. Your way of making this buy cutting circular pieces of dough out seems like a great way to make pull apart bread, it looks absolutely delicious. I can see why you ate a lot of it. Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas

  9. Pavani I skipped BB this month! Those pictures literally dragged me here, wish I could grab a slice from the picture! !😢😢😢😢😢

  10. Pavani it is midnight here and I just visited your recipe. Oh my! How I wish I could magically make this loaf appear right before me now. Melt-in-your-mouth delicious! I wonder if I would have had the whole loaf in the name of ‘quality testing’. I certainly will try your recipe with the full 2 loaves 😉

  11. Of course there’s a National Garlic Day. I’m surprised I didn’t know this before, as my family is all about the garlic!This looks fantastic. I’ll have to try this!

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