I’ve been using my bread machine at least a couple of times a week currently, largely due to the current limitations on certain things you can buy right now

Thankfully I’ve had a pretty steady stream of flour and with my handy-dandy bread machine, well… the sky is the limit!

I decided to get crafty this time around and instead of making a plain jane loaf, I made a pull-apart loaf that didn’t stop there. This pull-apart bread also has layers of cheese, garlic, and herbs tucked in between each pull-and-peel piece of warm fresh homemade bread.

Let me just say, that this bread is damn good.

You’ll want to make note that I’ve listed some of the ingredients in more than one format. That’s because I’ve found that going by weight rather than cups when it comes to baking bread tends to work out better in the end.

You could probably get away with making this bread without a bread machine if you have the time and know-how when it comes to yeast. I have yet to master that myself so… for now I’ll stick with allowing the machine to do the most of the work for me.
Cheesy Garlic & Herb Pull-Apart Bread (Bread Machine)

Homemade from scratch yeast bread that's loaded up with garlic, herbs, and cheese. Layered in a loaf pan and baked to a cheesy perfection.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes • Cook Time: 40 Minutes

The Skinny:
Servings: 16 • Serving Size: 1 'Slice' • Calories: 167 • Fat: 4 g • Saturated Fat: 2 g • Carb: 25 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 7 g • Sugar: 2 g • Sodium: 112 mg

Bread Dough:
• 11.5 Oz. Warm Water
• 3 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive
• 2 Tsp. Sea Salt
• 2 Tbsp. Sugar
• 490 G. (3 1/2 C.) Bread Flour
• 1 1/2 Tsp. Active Dry Yeast

• 1 Tbsp. Room Temperature Butter
• 2 Minced Garlic Cloves
• 1 Tbsp. Dried Basil
• 1 1/2 Tsp. Dried Crushed Rosemary
• 1 1/2 Tsp. Dried Oregano
• 7 Oz. Grated Mozzarella Cheese

Place the ingredients for the bread dough into the base of a bread machine in the order indicated by your particular bread machine.Mine goes into my bread machine exactly as it’s listed.Set the machine to the ‘dough’ cycle.

Once the dough cycle has ended, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly coat the inside of a 9”x5” loaf pan with non-stick baking spray; set aside.Turn the dough out onto a well floured surface and roll it out with a rolling pin to be about 18”x18” square.

Spread the 1 Tbsp. butter over the dough.

Sprinkle with the 2 minced garlic cloves, 1 Tbsp. basil, 1 1/2 Tsp. rosemary and 1 1/2 Tsp. oregano.

Finally, top with the shredded cheese and cut into about 16 ‘squares’.

Carefully layer the squares on top of one another and place them into the prepared loaf pan.

Place the pan into the oven to bake for about 30 minutes.

Check in on the bread at the 30 minute mark and cover with foil lightly if the bread is starting to brown too much on top.

Continue to bake for about 10 minutes or until the bread has cooked through completely.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before removing from the loaf pan.

Serve warm or store in a cool dry place until ready to enjoy!
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Nutritional Claims: Low Sodium • Sugar Conscious • Low Potassium • Kidney Friendly • Vegetarian • Pescatarian • Egg Free • Peanut Free • Tree Nut Free • Soy Free • Fish Free • Shellfish Free • Pork Free • Red Meat Free • Crustacean Free • Celery Free • Mustard Free • Sesame Free • Lupine Free • Mollusk Free • Alcohol Free • Kosher
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