Perfect for sharing, the garlic butter slathered between each layer of dough makes this pull-apart bread pretty special. The final result is fluffy and tear-able loaf.
- For dough
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 4 cups all-purpose flour plus more for work surface
- 1 tablespoon potato flour
- For filling
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- In a large saucepan over low heat, warm the milk, butter, sugar and salt, stirring until the butter has melted. Allow the mixture to cool to lukewarm. Pour into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook. Add the eggs, yeast and flour. Mix on low for a couple minutes until the dough is shaggy. Increase the speed slightly and knead the dough until smooth and elastic, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl, cover and let rise for 1-1/2 to 2 hours until nearly doubled in volume.
- While the dough is rising, make the filling in a small bowl by whisking together the butter, salt, garlic and parsley.
- On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough until it is about 1/4-inch thick. Use a 3-inch round cookie cutter to cut out circles. Reroll the scraps and repeat. Spread the butter filling on one side of the circles and fold in half. Place in a greased 9-inch by 5-inch loaf pan round side up. Once the pan is full, cover with greased plastic wrap and let it puff up for 1-1/2 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake the bread for 30-40 minutes until golden brown. Let the bread cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan. Serve warm.
Adapted from King Arthur Flour