Oh how I love any flavor of pull apart bread, there is so much you can do with it. This time I found this great recipe that I couldn't resist to try. I did add my own to it because it was a little bland to our taste buds the first round so I made it again and added my own little touches and the load was gone in just one night. Just like any other bread, take your time with it and treat it with care.
3 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1 Package of yeast
1 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Thyme
2 Tablespoons Basil *divided*
8 cloves garlic *divided and minced*
2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder *divided*
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Milk
1 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons Warm water
4 Tablespoons Butter *melted*
8 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
Preheat oven 350*
Mix water and yeast together in a bowl. In another bowl mix together flour,sugar,salt,thyme,1 Tablespoon of Basil and 2 cloves of garlic.
While the mixer is on low add in oil,milk and water mixture, increase speed and keep mixing until dough pulls away from bowl and shape into a smooth ball.
Transfer dough into greased bowl, cover and put into a warm place and wait until it doubles in size, around 2 hours.
Roll out dough to a 12x20 rectangle. Mix 3 tablespoons of melted butter and 1 1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder and brush onto dough. Sprinkle remaining basil, 6 cloves of garlic and Parmesan cheese.
Carefully cut into 6 strips, layer strips on to of each other and cut into 6 stacks. Transfer dough squares into lightly greased bread loaf pan. Cover loosely and let sit for another hour.
Mix last tablespoon of melted butter and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and pour onto op bread loaf. Bake for 35 minutes.