Pull apart bread



Ingredients Quantity
Rye FlourBread Flour 150 gm350  gm
Yeast 10 gm
Salt 8 gm
WaterMolasses 320 ml30 gm



  1. Make a medium soft dough using all the ingredients, except the grains.
  2. Prove it for 60 – 90 min at room temperature till double in volume.
  3. Knock back the dough, knead in and shape.
  4. Rest for another 45 – 60 min and bake at 200˚C for 1 -2 min with steam , 160˚C for 8 min and the last 3 min venting vent open
  5. Remove from oven and rest on a wire rack.


Cheese and Garlic Crack Bread (Pull Apart Bread)



1 crusty loaf, preferably sourdough or Vienna

200 gm  shredded Mozzarella cheese (or other melting cheese)


Garlic Butter

100g  unsalted butter, softened

2 large garlic cloves, minced

¾ tsp salt

1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped




Preheat the oven to 180C

Combine butter, garlic and salt in a heatproof bowl and melt in the microwave. Stir through parsley.

Cut the bread on a diagonal into 2cm/1″ diamonds but do not cut all the way through the bread .

Use your fingers or a knife to pry open each crack and drizzle in a teaspoon of butter and stuff in a pinch of cheese. Wrap with foil and bake for 15minutes until the cheese has mostly melted, then unwrap and bake for 5 minutes more to make the bread nice and crusty.

Serve immediately.


Sally Handoko

Sally Hondoko started her career in the Four Seasons in Indonesia and edged into the pastry kitchen. After two years at Four Seasons, she moved to Dubai and worked with JW Marriot, Fairmont and Conrad Dubai before her current position with ICCA Dubai as a Pastry Chef Instructor. Despite her successful position as a pastry chef in the kitchen hierarchy, Sally was always interested in developing her career as a culinary instructor so she can share her knowledge and inspire the next round of professionals in the field.

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