BM #65 Week 1 Day 1 -
Welcome to another edition of Blogging Marathon. This first week I have chosen to showcase some pull apart breads which have been popular with my folks at home.
So here is this bread for all the pizza lovers out there..
Wheat Flour 1 cup
All Purpose Flour 1 cup
Butter 1 Tbsp
Warm Milk 1/2 cup + 1/4 cup
Sugar 1 tsp
Active Dry Yeast 2 tsp
Salt 1 tsp
For the Filling -
Pasta Sauce 1/4 cup + more if needed
Olives as needed (or any other veggies of your preferene)
Red pepper flakes as needed
Cheese, shredded 1/2 cup [I used Cheddar cheese]
Method Of Preparation -
In 1/2 cup of warm milk, dissolve sugar and sprinkle yeast. Set aside in a warm place to activate the yeast.
In a stand mixer bowl or a mixing bowl, sift the flour, salt and melted butter.
Add in the yeast solution to the flour and knead adding more warm milk as needed to form a soft and pliable dough.
Oil a bowl and roll the dough in the oiled bowl, cover and set aside until the dough is doubled [about 1 1/2 hours].
Dust a work surface with a little flour. Punch down the doubled dough and stretch and roll it into a square about 11 x 11 or 12 x 12.
Brush with butter all over the square dough surface. Spread the pizza sauce as needed all over. Sprinkle olives or any other toppings, cheese and red pepper flakes as needed. (I forgot to sprinkle the red pepper flakes here instead I topped the flakes while I was serving to the adults at home :) )
Make about 2 inch strips of the square dough. I used a pizza cutter to do the job.
Layer each of the strips, one on top of another. Now slice the pile into 2-3 inch squares.
Place the slices, cut side down in a greased (I lined with parchment paper) loaf pan (I used a 10 x 5).
Cover and set aside in a warm place for a second rise. I left it for an hour. Brush the top with milk. Sprinkle some more cheese on top.
Preheat the oven to 375 °F. Bake it in the center rack for about 35 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
Brush with melted butter (Optional), pull apart the slices and enjoy with more pizza sauce!
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Preparation Time 15 min + Rising time 2 hours + Baking time 35 min