Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mini Pull Apart Breads


I was experimenting with pull apart breads this weekend, trying to create an olive oil bread. While the olive oil taste got a bit lost in this bread, it still tasted good.

I’ll have to tinker more to try to create a bread with a stronger olive oil taste.

I like the look of these mini pull apart breads. Everything is cuter when it’s mini, isn’t it?

The recipe wasn’t quite as fluffy as my previous pull apart bread attempt, perhaps because of the olive oil. I liked the savory taste though and the addition of rosemary and parsley.

I am submitting this post to Yeastspotting.



Recipe adapted from Petite Kitchenesse

Mini Pull Apart Breads
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Author: Kirbie’s Cravings
Prep time: 2 hours 30 mins
Cook time: 18 mins
Total time: 2 hours 48 mins
Ingredients
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup of warm water (about 100-105F)
  • 1 packet of yeast (2¼ tsp.)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 3 tbsp of chopped rosemary
  • 3 tbsp of chopped parsley
  • additional olive oil for brushing on top of bread
Instructions
  1. Combine warm water and yeast in a bowl of a stand mixer and set aside for about five minutes (until foamy). Add olive oil and salt to the yeast mixture, then sift in flour 1 cup at a time, until dough forms. Mix with dough hook attachment at medium speed, until dough is smooth, about 8 minutes. Place dough in an oiled bowl, cover with saran wrap or a damp towel, and set in a warm area for about an hour, or until doubled in size.
  2. Punch down dough and turn out on a well-floured surface. Roll dough out into a large rectangle, about ¼ of an inch thick. Brush olive oil lightly over the entire surface of the dough, then cover evenly with 2 tbsp of the rosemary and parsley.
  3. Using a sharp knife, slice the dough into squares. Use your best judgment for size, depending on the type of pan you are using (Since I used mini loaf pans, my squares were approximately 2 inches x 2 inches, or just high enough to be even with the top of the baking pans). Line baking pans with parchment paper or grease them prior to stacking the slices of dough. I was able to fill three mini loaf pans. Cover and let rise for another 40 minutes.
  4. Brush tops of bread with more olive oil and sprinkle remaining rosemary and parsley.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake for 18–20 minutes (or until tops begin to turn golden brown) and knife inserted comes out clean. Remove from the oven and serve while warm.

 

 

5 Responses to “Mini Pull Apart Breads”

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    Hungry Jenny — July 7, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

    Wow, this looks gorgeous, and so cute! I’ve never heard of pull apart bread before actually. Looks so yum.

    Hungry Jenny x

    • Kirbie replied: — July 7th, 2011 @ 12:54 pm

      Pull apart breads have been really popular on blogs lately after someone created a sweet cinnamon version.

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    Winnie — July 7, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

    I’ve just seen your photo on TASTESOITTING – It looks great, and I love the idea of salty pull-apart-bread

    • Kirbie replied: — July 7th, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

      I like creating savory versions too. There are too many sweets at my house!

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    Jess — July 7, 2011 @ 8:12 pm

    Gorgeous! I can’t wait to try making this!

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