This Tested and Approved Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread Recipe is our favorite go-to savory roll. It’s the perfect accompaniment for any soup or salad, and always gets rave reviews!
Parmesan Pull Apart Bread (Rolls)
- 1 and 1/4 cups warm water
- 2 tablespoons sugar agave, or honey
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 3 to 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 and 1/4 teaspoons active yeast or instant yeast equal to a packet which is 1/4 ounce
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 cup very finely shredded Parmesan cheese fresh is best but you can use canned as well
By Hand or Mixer:
Mix the water, oil, and agave/honey/sugar.
Add half of the flour, yeast, and salt. (If you are using dry yeast and non-instant, mix yeast with liquids and let sit for 5-10 minutes before adding flour and salt.)
Slowly add the rest of the flour as needed and continue to knead by hand or mixer for 5 to 7 minutes.
Place dough in an oiled bowl, cover with towel and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled.
Cut dough into 20-25 pieces.
Mix melted butter and minced garlic.
Dip dough in butter mixture, roll in Parmesan and drop into 9 x 13 glass pan.
Repeat until all dough is in pan.
Let rise, covered with a cloth, until doubled.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until lightly golden on top.
Add the water, oil, and agave/honey/sugar. Cover with flour. On top of flour, place salt and yeast. Turn mixer on dough cycle
Check your dough once it has incorporated all the flour. (If needed, add more flour and let dough finish cycle, or until doubled in size for the initial rise)
There is a list a mile long out there of bread recipes to accompany soup or pasta. Which to choose? Whatever. No big deal. But for my family, this Parmesan Pull Apart Bread is a big deal. Lush, buttery, cheesy, garlicky, bread/rolls that can be thrown together with almost any dough. Quick, simple, but oh so tasty. Every piece is moist in the middle but still light and fluffy.
Every pan made at my house quickly disappears without complaints. Go ahead and give them a try with a batch of pre-made dough if yeasted doughs are not your favorite thing to mess with!
Kitchen items needed for this recipe:
- 9×13 glass baking pan
- cooling rack
- bread machine – we like this Breadman brand as an affordable choice (optional, but nice for helping the dough rise)