Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread


3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

2 teaspoons salt

1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast

1 cup warm milk (110°F/45°C)

1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

1 large egg

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

2 tablespoons melted butter (for brushing)


Activate Yeast: In a small bowl, combine the warm milk and sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the top

and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes frothy.

Prepare Dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add the yeast mixture, melted

butter, and egg. Mix until a dough forms. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 8-10

minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.

First Rise: Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a

warm place for about 1 hour, or until it doubles in size.

Prepare Cheese Mixture: In a medium bowl, combine the mozzarella, cheddar, Parmesan, minced

garlic, and chopped parsley.

Shape Dough: Punch down the dough and roll it out on a lightly floured surface into a large

rectangle. Sprinkle the cheese mixture evenly over the dough.

Assemble Bread: Cut the dough into strips and then cut the strips into squares. Stack the squares on

top of each other and place them in a greased loaf pan, arranging them so that they fill the pan.

Second Rise: Cover the loaf pan with a kitchen towel and let the dough rise again for about 30

minutes while you preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Bake: Brush the top of the dough with the melted butter. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35

minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly.

Serve: Allow the bread to cool slightly before serving. Enjoy it warm, pulling apart the pieces to share


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