Thursday, October 1, 2020

Garlic Cheese Pull Apart Bread | Garlic Cheese Bombs

Garlic Cheese Pull- Apart Bread/Garlic Cheese Bombs, a soft, buttery and flavorful buns that makes a great side dish for any meal. Making soft and flavorful garlic cheese breads at home are not that hard, and can be easily made from scratch with the basic pantry ingredients. As days are getting shorter and temperature starts to drop here , I have been making soup a lot for our meals and these cheesy garlic buns are one of my favorite sides to serve along with soup. 

Whenever I share baking goods on my blog, I get so many dms from the followers( who are so new to baking)asking me to share the tips on how to start baking and achieve the results like bakeries. I'm not a professional baker and haven't learned through proper training so far, so all my learning about baking is through various books and online tutorials. Still I'm learning so many new things about baking and I'm no way near giving guidance for the beginners. But on every baking post, I'm trying to share as much information as possible, so even the beginners can succeed in their first attempt.  All you need is some passion , patience and willingness to try on repeat mode. Continuous practise eventually leads to excellence in any field , so why not baking, right??  Ok, before moving on to the recipe, let's check out all the basic FAQ !!


Can I use garlic powder instead of garlic cloves ?
Yes, you can use garlic powder in the sauce and also for extra flavor, you can add 1/2 tsp in the dough. Personally i like the fresh garlic flavor, so used the same here in the recipe
Can I store the bread for later use ?
Yes, you can do it. But I recommend serving it as fresh as possible for better taste and texture. The flavors are amazing when it's out of the oven. Also the cheese is so stretchy when it's either hot or warm
What cheese works best for these buns?
I like to use Mozzarella cheese for its stretchy nature !!! 

Why are my buns not soft ?
There are many reasons for hard buns/bread. Here i'm sharing few of the basic things to take care of soft buns
  • Yeast should be active and make sure to check the  expired date on the yeast before using them. If you're using active dry yeast, make sure to activate the yeast first and then mix it with all other ingredients.
  • The liquid content in the dough is crucial to get soft buns. If the dough is a little sticky, don't panic, knead for 5-10 mins on the counter, it will become soft and shiny
  • Proofing is key to get soft buns. Make sure the dough is doubled before proceeding further. It takes 1.5 to 2 hrs depending on the room temperature. 
  • Finally don't give up if you're not successful in your first attempt. Keep on trying, if i can get it, so do you.

Garlic Cheese Pull Apart Bread

Preparation Time : 2 hrs | Cooking Time : 20 minsMakes :
Recipe Category: Curry | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Garlic Bread, Garlic Bun, Garlic Cheese Buns, Garlic Cheese Pull apart buns,Garlic Cheese pull apart bread,Garlic cheese bread, Garlic Cheese Pull- Apart Bread, a soft, buttery and flavorful buns that makes a great side dish for any meal. Making soft and flavorful garlic cheese breads at home are not that hard, and can be easily made from scratch with the basic pantry ingredients.
Ingredients
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Instant yeast - 3/4 tsp
Warm Milk - 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Butter - 2 & 1/2 tbsp
Mozzarella cheese - 8(1 inch size piece)
Garlic - 5 cloves 
Coriander leaves - few 

Procedure
Keep all the ingredients be ready. First add the warm milk in a bowl  and then add the yeast and sugar.Mix it all well together and then add the salt & 1 & 1/2 tbsp melted butter. Mix it all together.Next add the flour and mix it until it all comes together as a dough.Then transfer the dough on to the working surface & knead for 8 -10 mins or until the dough is smooth and shiny. Place it in the bowl and apply a bit of olive oil on top & cover it with cling wrap and set aside for 2 hrs or until the dough is doubled.Once the dough is doubled, punch out the dough to escape the gas and divide them into 8 equal sized dough. Take a piece of dough and stretch it a bit and place a piece of mozzarella cheese in the center.Pull the dough from the side and cover the cheese. Keep the dough in the center of the palm as shown in below pic and roll into smooth ball. Place the dough in a baking tray. Do the same for all the dough balls, cover again with cling wrap and set aside for 20- 30 mins or until it's doubled.Preheat the oven at 400 F. After 30 mins ,remove the cling from the baking pan and bake it on the preheating oven for 20-22 mins.Now let's make the garlic butter sauce. In a bowl add the butter and minced garlic, microwaved it for 30 - 40 secs and keep it aside. After around 18 mins of baking, take the baking pan out of oven.Brush the top with the garlic butter sauce and place them again in the oven and bake for 5-8 more mins.This step is totally optional. In the leftover butter garlic sauce, add a tsp of freshly chopped coriander(parsely or whatever the fresh herbs you have) and mix it well. Once the buns are out of oven, brush the top with the remaining butter garlic sauce for more flavor.That's it!!! Fluffy, pillowy, aromatic and delicious Garlic Cheese Pull-Apart Buns are ready. 
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Notes:
  • Add more or less of fresh herbs as per your liking.
  • Knead the dough until it's smooth and shiny, it helps to get soft bun
  • Once the buns are cooled, the cheese is bit hard like in pizza, so microwave it for 10-15 secs before serving.


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