Cheesy Bay Pull-Apart Bread

  • 2hr 20min
    prep time
  • 2hr 50min
    total time
  • 1

Farmstyle Cut Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese melted between golden brown dough, all covered in garlicky herb butter. It’s easy to share, but you won't want to.

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  • For Dough:
  • 1 cup whole milk, warmed slightly
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • ¼ cup Tillamook Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour + more for rolling out
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • For Filling and Topping:
  • 1 ¼ cup Farmstyle Cut Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ cup Tillamook Unsalted Butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, minced
  • To make the dough:
  • Step 1

    In a small bowl, combine the milk and instant yeast. Allow to stand for 5 to 7 minutes, until foamy.

  • Step 2

    In the bowl of a stand-up mixer, with the hook attachment, add the yeast/milk mixture, melted butter, eggs, sugar, sea salt, cayenne pepper and flour. Turn mixer on to medium speed and knead for 5 to 8 minutes, until the dough has formed a smooth ball.

  • Step 3

    Rub the inside of a separate, clean bowl with olive oil and transfer the dough to the bowl.

  • Step 4

    Grease the top of the ball of dough with olive oil and cover with a clean kitchen towel.

  • Step 5

    Allow the dough to rise in a warm place for about an hour or until doubled in size.

  • To make the filling and topping:
  • Step 1

    In a small saucepan on medium heat, melt the butter. Turn the heat off and mix in the minced garlic, salt, cayenne and minced parsley.

  • Step 2

    Grease and line a 8”x4” loaf pan with parchment paper; set aside. Liberally flour your work surface and rolling pin. Roll the dough into a 15”x16” rectangle that’s about 1/8” thick.

    Tip Once rolled out to the 15”x16” rectangle, slice off the edges in order to get it that perfect rectangle shape.
  • Step 3

    Cut the dough, vertically, into four 4” strips. Next, cut each strip into five 3” rectangles.

  • Step 4

    Lightly brush one rectangle of dough with the melted butter mixture. Place a heaping tablespoon of Farmstyle Cut Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese in the center. Top with another rectangle of dough and lightly brush with the butter mixture. Transfer to the prepared loaf pan. Repeat with the remaining rectangles of dough.

    Tip If you have scraps of dough left over, roll those out and cut into 4”x3” rectangles and repeat the brushing, stuffing and layering steps and transfer to prepared loaf pan.
  • Step 5

    Cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow to rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

  • Step 6

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until top is golden brown and puffed. Reheat the leftover butter mixture, if needed, and brush onto the top of the loaf.

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Adrianna Adarme is the creative chef behind A Cozy Kitchen, a content platform that celebrates carbs, indulgent breakfast ideas, and sinful desserts. The Los Angeles based kitchen chanteuse offers a playful approach to her original recipes (think s’mores pavola, lil’ pizzas on pizza, and pretzel milk pancakes with whipped sweet yogurt) with beautifully-shot and styled imagery. She lives with her fiancé and their corgi, Amelia, who often has a cameo on her wildly popular blog.

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