Katie Lee Biegel makes her Garlic and Herb Pull-Apart Bread, as seen on The Kitchen, Season 31.
Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee Biegel

Garlic and Herb Pull Apart Bread

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 6 hr (includes rising time)
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix the warm water, yeast and 1 teaspoon of the sugar. Set aside for about 5 minutes until the mixture starts to thicken and bubble slightly. (If the mixture does not start to thicken and bubble slightly, the yeast is not working. Check the expiration date on the yeast and start over.)
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, stir together the egg, oil, salt and remaining 1/2 cup sugar until well combined. Mix in the cold water followed by the boiling water. Add the yeast mixture to the mixing bowl and stir until well blended. Add the flour and stir until it comes together into a shaggy dough, about 1 minute. Replace the paddle attachment with the dough hook and continue to knead until mostly smooth, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, 2 tablespoons of the parsley and 1 tablespoon of the chives to the dough. Continue to knead until the dough is smooth and elastic, another 3 minutes, adding in the extra 1/2 cup flour or more as needed so the dough isn’t too sticky. Transfer the dough to a large, oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm spot until doubled in size, about 3 hours.
  4. Line an 8-inch round cake pan or baking dish with a sheet of parchment, allowing the excess paper to hang over the edges of the pan. Place a 2-to-3-inch biscuit cutter, sharp side down, in the center of the pan or dish and set aside.
  5. Mix the melted butter with the remaining 2 tablespoons parsley and 1 tablespoon chives in a large bowl. Cut the dough into strips and then cut each strip into 1-inch pieces. Roll a piece into a ball and transfer it to the bowl with the butter, turning to coat completely. Transfer it to the cake pan. Repeat with the remaining dough and butter mixture, surrounding the biscuit cutter completely with the balls. Drizzle any remaining butter from the bowl over the top. Cover and let rise for 1 1/2 hours at room temperature.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Sprinkle the balls with the Parmesan. Place the pan of dough onto a baking sheet and bake until the top is golden brown and crisp, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
  7. While the bread is resting, in a small saucepan, heat the marinara and half-and-half until it is warm. Transfer to a bowl for dipping. Transfer the bread to a serving platter with the side sprinkled with Parmesan facing up. Remove the biscuit cutter. Serve immediately with the creamy tomato dipping sauce.