Cheesy Butterflake Herb Loaf | Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread

Delicious Cheesy Butterflake Herb Loaf is perfect as it is, with a side of warm soup is so fulfilling 🙂 A step by step recipe for making a flaky herb bread loaf!

Cheesy Butterflake Herb Loaf

This week’s quota of bread recipe is here! I am super excited to share a cheesy butterflake herb loaf bread recipe is so easy to make at home, but looks so exotic and elegant. I love a good garlic bread and am always in the lookout for the next best recipe. By chance I happened to look at a delicious garlicky cheesy pull apart bread recipe that I had to give it a try right away.

Cheesy Butterflake Herb Loaf

This recipe for Cheesy Butterflake Herb Loaf is an adaptation from kingarthur’s blog and one of the best cheesy garlic bread recipes I made at home. The best part is that it is almost like a garlic pullapart bread, just that the pulled apart bread is in flakes – perfect to dip into warm soup! The next best thing about this bread is that is it forms a beautiful loaf, full of herby flavors.

Cheesy Butterflake Herb Loaf

I found that this cheesy butterflake herb loaf bread’s top is golden brown and light and crispy while the insides are cloud like and super soft. I filled each flake of bread with a mix of mozzarella and cheddar cheeses along with a mix of Italian herbs like oregano, parsley, thyme and basil.And of course the garlic. The chilli flakes along with melted cheese is enough to make this bread a perfect snack on its own. I cut down the amount of butter used in the original recipe, there by adding more milk to get the same effect.

Cheesy Butterflake Herb Loaf

This loaf bread keeps well in the fridge for a week in an airtight container. All it needs is a minute or two in microwave to get back to the original softness. I served this with a warm tomato soup and it was perfect dinner for a couple of days!

Cheesy Butterflake Herb Loaf

How to make Cheesy Butterflake Herb Loaf Bread –
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Cheesy Butterflake Herb Loaf Bread
Delicious Cheesy Butterflake Herb Loaf Bread is perfect as it is, with a side of warm soup is so fulfilling 🙂
Cheesy Butterflake Herb Loaf
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25-30 minutes
Passive Time 60-90 minutes
Servings
9" loaf
Ingredients
For the Dough (1 cup = 250ml) -
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/8 tsp Active Instant Dry Yeast
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tsp Oil (for coating & greasing)
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1.5 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
For the Filling –
  • 1/8 cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/8 cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Garlic
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
  • 2 tsp Mixed Italian Herbs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25-30 minutes
Passive Time 60-90 minutes
Servings
9" loaf
Ingredients
For the Dough (1 cup = 250ml) -
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/8 tsp Active Instant Dry Yeast
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tsp Oil (for coating & greasing)
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1.5 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
For the Filling –
  • 1/8 cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/8 cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Garlic
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
  • 2 tsp Mixed Italian Herbs
Cheesy Butterflake Herb Loaf
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, add all-purpose flour along with active instant dry yeast, salt and sugar. Mix this well.
  2. In a bowl, add milk and butter – heat this on low flame until the milk is warm and the butter is melted.
  3. Add this melted milk butter mixture to the dry ingredients.
  4. Roughly mix the flour together until it is lumpy.
  5. Tip out the dough onto a clean kitchen counter and knead it for 4-5 mins by stretching it away from you with the heel of your palm, rotating it by a quarter, folding it towards you and repeating this until the dough is soft and smooth. When the dough is pressed, it should bounce back. Place it in a greased bowl and cover it with cling wrap.
  6. Leave the dough in a warm place until it is double up in size.
  7. Meanwhile, mix two types of grated cheese, red chilli flakes, mixed Italian herbs and finely chopped garlic.
  8. Slightly punch it down and knead again for 2-3 mins. Cut the dough in halves with a sharp knife. Take a ball of dough and roll into it a large circle of about 2mm thickness.
  9. Using a cookie cutter or a bottle lid, cut small circles on the rolled out dough.
  10. Take a piece of cut dough and place a tsp of prepared cheese garlic filling.
  11. Fold that circle in half and place it in a well-greased bread tin. Repeat this with rest of the dough and form the bread loaf.
  12. Leave this in a warm place until it fills up the bread tin and doubles up in size. I sprinkled the left over filling mixture all over the top.
  13. Bake this bread in a preheated oven at 180°C for 25-30 mins until it is golden brown. Serve warm or hot with a side of soup!

Cheesy Butterflake Herb Loaf

Detailed step by step picture recipe of making Cheesy Butterflake Herb Loaf Bread –

1. In a mixing bowl, add all-purpose flour along with active instant dry yeast, salt and sugar. Mix this well.

2. In a bowl, add milk and butter – heat this on low flame until the milk is warm and the butter is melted.

3. Add this melted milk butter mixture to the dry ingredients.

4. Roughly mix the flour together until it is lumpy.

5. Tip out the dough onto a clean kitchen counter and knead it for 4-5 mins by stretching it away from you with the heel of your palm, rotating it by a quarter, folding it towards you and repeating this until the dough is soft and smooth. When the dough is pressed, it should bounce back. Place it in a greased bowl and cover it with cling wrap.

6. Leave the dough in a warm place until it is double up in size.

7. Meanwhile, mix two types of grated cheese, red chilli flakes, mixed Italian herbs and finely chopped garlic.

8. Slightly punch it down and knead again for 2-3 mins.

9. Cut the dough in halves with a sharp knife. Take a ball of dough and roll into it a large circle of about 2mm thickness.

10. Using a cookie cutter or a bottle lid, cut small circles on the rolled out dough.

11. Take a piece of cut dough and place a tsp of prepared cheese garlic filling.

12. Fold that circle in half and place it in a well-greased bread tin.

13. Repeat this with rest of the dough and form the bread loaf.

14. Leave this in a warm place until it fills up the bread tin and doubles up in size. I sprinkled a tsp of oil along with the left over filling mixture all over the top.

15. Bake this bread in a preheated oven at 180°C for 25-30 mins until it is golden brown. Serve warm or hot with a side of soup!

Cheesy Butterflake Herb Loaf

Note –
  • Oven timings differ for different makes of oven – keep a close eye on the bread while baking.
  • Choose a filling of any type as desired – the original recipe called for butter!

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Taking this to Fiesta Friday #183. Co-hosts this week are Sarah @ Sarah’s Little Kitchen and Shinta @ Caramel Tinted Life 🙂

12 thoughts on “Cheesy Butterflake Herb Loaf | Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread

    1. Hi Lata, you can use water in that case. You might have to add a little more butter to keep up the softness.

  1. I think you’ve outdone yourself here, this looks amazing! I love finding recipes on the King Arthur blog and website, they always come out wonderfully.

  2. I love the idea of using chilli flakes and garlic in herbed bread. One of my favorite flavor combos! I’m book marking this for a cold day, to go with some soup. Thanks for sharing this at Fiesta Friday!

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