Prep 2 hrs
Cook 45 mins
Yummy pull-apart bread that was part of a county fair baking competition. It is baked in an angel pan and is delicious sliced and toasted. Slice it thin and use it for sandwiches. I make a double batch and slice it and freeze it with 2 slices to a baggie. Then take it out and thaw it and toast it. It won't stay in our house.
- 2 cups very warm water (about 105 degrees)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 5 1⁄2-6 cups flour
- 1⁄4-1⁄3 cup olive oil
- 3⁄4 cup parmesan cheese
- 3 tablespoons dry basil
- vegetable oil cooking spray
- In a large bowl, combine water, sugar, yeast, oil and l cup of flour.
- Let stand 5 minute until yeast if frothy.
- Stir in salt and rest of flour, 1/2 cup at a time until mixture begins to pull away from the bowl sides.
- Turn onto a floured surface and knead 5-8 minutes (or 100 times), adding a little flour when needed so dough won't stick to the counter.
- Place dough in a well-oiled bowl, turning to coat all sides.
- Cover and let rise till double.
- Combine seasoning in a small bowl.
- Put olive oil in another small bowl.
- When dough has risen, punch down.
- Spray an angel pan with non-stick vegetable spray.
- Cut or pull off dough about the size of a large walnut.
- Roll pieces into a ball and dip in the olive oil.
- Roll in seasoning mixture.
- Place side by side in pan, making layers as needed.
- Set aside and allow to rise till dough reaches the top of the pan.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees while the loaf is rising.
- When risen, bake for approximately 35-45 minute or till top is golden.
- Turn out on a cooling rack.
- Makes one loaf the size of an angel pan.
- Slice and toast if desired with butter.
it is the first time i have made bread from scratch and it turned excellent and really easy to make - i used fast rising yeast which i mixed in with the dry ingrediants (5 1/2 cups flour), and then combined with the wet. Since i was serving with chili i changed up the the coating to just over 3/4 cup parmesan(mix of grated fresh and shaker parmesan), 3 1/2 tsp garlic powder, and 3 small green onions finely chopped. One minor problem i had was the top layer of balls fell off when i turned out of the pan not sure why, maybe i had too much air space? didn't matter as i just arranged on top like it was supposed to be that way, haha. Received lots of complements, will be making again! thanks for the great recipe.
I completely cheated!! I used a premade dough (french loaf) cut it into pieces, rolled them, oiled them and used the recomended seasoning and cheese!!! It was wonderful and SUPER Quick! The BF loved it! When I have time I'll do it the hard way! :)
Mimi, I loved this bread! My husband said it his second favorite to Dilly bread (which you also have posted). I served this for guests tonight with lentil soup and chicken corn chowder. Everyone loved it. I used frozen bread dough because I had some I needed to use up--next time I'll try the whole recipe. This is the third bread recipe of yours I've tried but I have a whole lot more saved. I'm sure in time I'll get to all of them. Thank you so much for posting. Stephanie (also a Mimi in WV)