Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread (from The Pastry Affair).
2 tsp active dry yeast
1 1/3 cps barely warm water
2 tbs olive oil
2 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tbsp dried parsley flakes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Stir together yeast and water in a large mixing bowl. Let sit 5 minutes until yeast becomes foamy. Mix in the olive oil, salt, and flour. In your stand mixer, attach dough hook and knead the dough for 5-6 minutes. If you are doing this by hand (my preferred method, I LOVE kneading!) knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 7-10 minutes. Transfer dough to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Let rise for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until it is doubled in size.
In a small bowl, combine melted butter, parsley, and garlic. Set aside.
Punch down the dough. Tear off small pieces (about how much would fit in a medium spoon), coat each piece in the butter mixture, and place in the bottom of a bundt pan. Repeat this process until you have one layer of dough pieces, and the sprinkle on 1/3 of the parmesan cheese. Continue creating layers until the cheese and dough is all in the bundt pan. Cover and allow the dough to rise for 20-30 more minutes.
Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes. Turn out of bundt pan and serve warm with marinara sauce.
We loved it! I somehow convinced my friends who had just been to a water park to pose for a "candid-I'm-really-enjoying-this" shot. It's surprising how willing they will be when you feed them good food!
Keep this recipe in your "use-this-to-manipulate-people" file. Legit.