Breads, I always hesitate to bake a bread. I have had many trials making bread which did not work out so well, I get motivated to bake bread, I fail and then promise to myself “I will never make it again!” .Sigh!! I see many photographs/blog where breads have been so exceptionally great with few ingredients available at home. I bet myself, will never fail again!!! So, here is my one more trial after so many failures and oooo…I got it, a perfect Cheesy garlicky pull apart bread. To top it all I made my own mozzarella cheese at home. Ofcourse I will be having a separate post on steps to make your own mozzarella cheese at home. The reason being, it was my first attempt and I concentrated on making cheese rather than taking pictures for blog. Coming back to bread, to make pull apart bread, you do no need to make your own bread at home. But since I wanted to try ,I just went ahead with baking my bread and then making it pull apart.
Ah! The whole process of baking bread is divine. When its baking the aroma that fills up your home is heavenly. Here are the ingredients and steps.
3 cups 100% whole wheat flour
1 to 1 1/4 cups water
1 tbsp dry active yeast
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp olive oil
some milk for brushing the top of the bread
3 garlic cloves, smashed
1/4 cup cheddar cheese
½ cup mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
1 tbsp chilli flakes
1 tsp oregano
Warm 1 cup of water. Add sugar and dry active yeast. Stir and let the yeast activate.
This usually takes about 10-12 minutes.
Sieve both the flour with salt.Add yeast mixture, oil.
Knead the dough. You can use your stand mixer if you have one.
Add more water slowly if required. Dough should be slightly sticky.
Knead, till you get a smooth dough.
Brush water all over the dough and keep in a covered bowl to leaven for about 2 hours.
After 2 hours, remove the dough and punch.
Place the bread in a greased loaf pan or on a tray.
Allow the dough to sit for half an hour more. This is second rising and happens quiet fast.
Brush the top of bread with milk.
Preheat the oven at 220 degrees C and bake the bread for at least 20 minutes.
When you tap the bread should sound hollow.
Allow it to cool for a while.
Meanwhile take second set of ingredients, melt the butter. Add smashed garlic and parsley. Mix well.
Diagonally cut the bread into diamonds but not cut all through down. Using fork open the crack and pour in the garlic butter and stuff the grated cheese-chilli flakes-oregano mixture. Bake this bread for 15 minutes or just until all cheese melt down.
Serve immediately !!! I bet it will be worth all the effort.
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