Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pull-Apart Herb and Garlic Bread

These last couple of weeks here have been beautiful and cozy. I love this time of year because I am constantly inspired. The autumn smells, changing leaves, the crackling and rustling of the leaves, just all brings on an air of mystery and intrigue. I always satisfy my cravings with projects during these long months. Between Halloween and Christmas there are many, but my favorite has always been baking. This week, I gravitated towards bread. 

I haven't been using my bread machine very much lately. I usually don't as much in the summer because I usually just stick with Naan, but the recipe I use is simple enough that I don't use the bread machine for the dough mode like usual. So, I dusted it off and got to work. I wanted to do an herb bread, but remembered having difficulties making one that wasn't like Focaccia bread. I wanted yeasty fluffy goodness. I also wanted something fun, so I figured instead of rolls or a loaf, that I'd try it Monkey Bread style. This bread came out so beautifully and made my whole house smell like love. I hope you enjoy!

Pull-Apart Herb and Garlic Bread

You Will Need: 
  • Bread Machine
  • Cake or Bundt Pan
  • Small Mixing Bowl
  • Fork or Whisk
  • Grater
  • 2 Cups Bread Flour
  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Warm Water
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 1/4 Teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasonings (my garden is out, so I just used what I had in the cupboard, you could use a handful of rosemary and one of thyme or just oregano)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • Sprinkle of Salt and Pepper
  • Sprinkle of Grated Parmesan (I didn't have any on hand today, still amazing without!)
  1. Add dry ingredients: flour, salt, sugar to bread machine pan
  2. Beat egg lightly with fork
  3. Add liquids to the mix
  4. Add yeast and set bread machine to dough mode
 *add ingredients according to your bread machine or see comments for how to make this without a bread machine.
  1. Once it's done in the bread machine mix together herbs, spices, salt and pepper into oil in a small bowl
  2. Grate or mince in garlic into mixture
  3. Pull apart dough into small roll-sized chunks and dip into oil and herb mixture and add to pan until filled
  4. Cover with damp cloth and let the dough rise for 30 minutes
  5. Sprinkle with parmesan
  6. Heat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes, until golden brown


  1. Those look SO freaking tasty!!

  2. Hi!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I made it tonight after I saw it on food porn. Super easy and very yummy :D


  3. I don't have a machine so I make all my bread by hand. Do you have any idea if there is a difference in machine vs by hand? It does look like a good one I'll be trying soon!

  4. You can definitely do it by hand. You will have to proof the yeast in warm water and stir in the sugar first. Then you'll need to let it rise a couple hours and then knead it before pulling it apart and dunking into the herb and garlic mixture and letting it rise again.