Pull Apart Garlic Bread

The day I found this recipe for Pull Apart Garlic Bread was a good day.  It is the best.  Easy, delicious and a little different.  

I've made a few savoury breads and focaccias however this is by far the best one and I'll be making it again and again. 

The original recipe divides the dough between two bread pans however I placed it all in the one pan for a higher loaf.

Pull Apart Garlic Bread

1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon caster sugar
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
30g butter, softened
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons celtic salt
5-6 cups bread flour

110g butter, melted
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon celtic salt

Add warm water to the bowl of a mixmaster/stand mixer fitted with a dough hook.  Sprinkle the sugar and yeast over the water, stir and let sit for up to 10 minutes or until foamy.

Add the butter, milk, celtic salt and 3 cups of the bread flour.  Mix on a low speed and then gradually mix in additional flour.  Only add enough flour until the dough is smooth.  Once all the flour has been incorporated you can increase the speed.  Knead in the mixer for 7 minutes.  The sides of the bowl should be clean and the dough soft and springy.

Combine the butter, parsley, oregano, garlic and celtic salt in a small bowl.

Cut the dough into small pieces and roll them into little balls.  Roughly golf ball size.  I found it easier to cut the dough into two pieces first.

Dip the pieces into the butter mixture and begin layering into a greased bread pan.  Once all pieces have been used pour any leftover butter mixture over the top.

Cover with a towel and set aside until it has doubled in size.  I left mine on the bench for the afternoon.

It rose beautifully.

Preheat oven to 180°C.

My butter mixture did seep over the top a little whilst cooking and settled on the bottom of the oven.  I recommend putting a tray under the bread pan to catch any overflowing butter.

Cook bread for 20 - 30 minutes or until golden.  Mine was ready in 20 minutes.

Enjoy hot.  

Absolutely delicious and it is so easy pulling pieces off.  No need to cut slices.  Best garlic bread recipe I've ever made.  Love this one.


  1. I'll be putting that on my "to try" list for sure, I love making bread, and everyone just loves eating it!

    1. You just can't beat homemade bread fresh out of the oven.

  2. Words cannot describe how good that bread looks. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Thanks for another great recipe Kylie. Can't wait to make this for the family. So much better than slicing through a french stick but not all the way and then spreading the garlic butter on each slice. Home made bread is so much nicer than store bought. Another recipe to add to my folder.
    Cheers, Maria.

  4. Yum!!! We love garlic bread here ... and my bread making skills need a LOT of work ... so I will be making this because it looks so delicious and would be good practice! Meg:)

  5. oh my...what a beauty...thank you, Kylie xox

  6. WOW - that looks good, I'll be trying that recipe. I'll have to hand knead the dough though, as I don't have a mixer with a dough hook. I rather enjoy hand kneading dough, find it quite therapeutic. Cheers Lyndie

    1. My daughter loves kneading too. It's a good workout.

  7. Wow Kylie, that loaf looks delicious! Thank you for sharing this great looking recipe :)


    1. My pleasure Tania. It really is a winner this one.


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