Thursday, April 4, 2013
Pull Apart Garlic Bread
I was browsing through the Taste Of Home cookbook when I found this fun recipe for pull apart garlic loaves. I love it for two reasons:
1. My family LOVES garlic bread.
2. The lady who submitted this recipe was from Bartlett, Nebraska! GO BIG RED!
Needless to say, these are easy and well worth dragging out the mixer. If you fear kneading dough, you could use premade frozen dough from the grocery store. The smell is amazing and the kids couldn't wait for supper tonight.
I tried it two different ways, but used the same recipe:
This one was smaller for the younger children- It resembled monkey bread.
The second loaf was made from small "rolls" that lined the pan. These pulled apart nicely and created a nice presentation.
To make this easy bread, you will need:
2 packages active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
2 cups warm milk
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon shortening
2 teaspoons salt
6 1/4 - 6 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup melted butter
1 Tablespoon dried parsley
2 teaspoons garlic powder (I used minced garlic, because that is what I had on hand)
In your mixer, activate the yeast in the warm water.
Add milk, sugar, shortening, and salt.
Stir in the flour and mix with a dough hook (or knead if you like) for about 6-8 minutes. You will want the dough to form a soft ball.
Cover and let rise for about an hour or until it has doubled in size. Some people grease their bowls first, but I just let it rise in the mixer covered with an old flour sack towel.
Knead or mix again for a few minutes.
Cover and let rise for another hour.
Divide the dough into small balls.
In a small bowl, combine the butter, garlic, and parsley.
Roll the dough balls into the butter mixture.
Place in a greased bread pan.
Pour the remaining butter over the balls.
Cover and let rise for about 30 minutes. The dough will double in size.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool for approximately 10-15 minutes and remove from the pans.