If you’re having guests over this holiday season and you’re in search of a crowd-pleasing appetizer, look no further! This garlic pull apart bread is the perfect thing! It’s adapted from Food & Drink’s Parmesan Garlic Monkey Bread.
1 1/4 cups warm water
1 tsp instant yeast
2 tsp olive oil
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1/2 Tbsp salt
3 cups all purpose flour (a little bit more for dusting)
1/2 cup unsalted vegan butter
4-6 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp dried oregano
Salt and pepper
Optional: a pinch of red chili flakes
- In large bowl of a stand mixer, add water, yeast, oil and syrup. Combine and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Using the dough hook attachment, on low speed, add the salt and flour to the yeast mixer. Knead until the dough comes together and is smooth and elastic. You can also do this by hand.
- Shape the dough and place in a lightly greased large bowl. Cover with a damp tea towel or cloth and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
- While the dough is rising, you can make your garlicy butter. Add butter to a small pot over low heat until melted. Add garlic, herbs, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined. Set aside.
- Once your dough has doubled in size, divide into equal pieces (the original recipe calls for 48 balls, which is what I usually aim for). To do this, I weigh the entire dough ball, and then divide that number by 48 to see how much each little ball should weigh.
- Before dividing and scaling your dough, preheat your oven to 350F.
- I use a bench scraper to divide the dough into equal pieces, and then roll each one into a little ball.
- Grease a Bundt pan with some of the garlic butter.
- Dip each small dough ball in the herby garlic butter and then place in the Bundt pan. Arrange the pieces so they are all touching and close together.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and the dough springs back when touched.
- Let it cool for about 10 minutes in the Bundt pan before turning out onto a serving platter.
- It’s great alone or try the Balsamic and Olive Dip from Food & Drink.
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