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Parmesan Pull Apart Bread

This homemade Parmesan Pull Apart Bread is a treat for the whole family. Forget slicing, just pull off a piece to enjoy this parmesan cheese loaded bread.
Course Bread
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 2 loaves
Author Renee

Ingredients

  • 5 to 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour divided
  • 2 packages instant yeast 1/4 ounce each
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 cup grated Wisconsin parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted

Instructions

  1. Whisk together 2 1/2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  2. Heat buttermilk, water, and oil in a small saucepan until warm (120° to 130°F). Add to flour mixture.
  3. Using the flat beater, mix on low speed until moistened. Increase speed to medium and mix for 3 minutes.
  4. Change flat beater to dough hook. Turn mixer on low (setting 1 or 2 or as recommended by manufacturer when using dough hook). Gradually add parmesan and enough remaining flour to make a firm dough. Knead for 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface. Knead a few times and shape into a ball. Place the dough in the greased bowl and turn to coat dough. Cover and let rise in a warm draft-free place until double, about 1 hour.
  6. Lightly grease two 9- X 5-inch loaf pans while dough is rising.
  7. Punch down dough and divide in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll one half to a 16- X 10-inch rectangle. Brush with half of melted butter.
  8. Cut into four 10- X 4-inch rectangles. Stack dough pieces, butter side up. Cut into 5 stacks, 4- X 2-inches.
  9. Place stacks in a row in the pan cut side down. Repeat with remaining dough half.
  10. Cover loaves and let rise in a warm, draft-free place until almost double, about 30 minutes.
  11. Preheat oven to 375°F while the loaves are rising.
  12. Bake loaves for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  13. Transfer loaves from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.

Recipe Notes

This homemade Parmesan Pull Apart Bread is a treat for the whole family. Forget slicing, just pull off a piece to enjoy this parmesan cheese loaded bread.