Sunday, December 15, 2013

Pull apart bread filled with mozzarella and cream cheese

A real nice dish as appetizer or in between at Christmas. A filled pull apart bread! Filled with a mixture of mozzarella and cream cheese. And sprinkled with fresh herbs. Sounds delicious? Here's the recipe:


  • 4 grams yeast;
  • 5 grams sugar;
  • 255 mL butter milk;
  • 35 grams butter, melted;
  • 7 grams salt;
  • 400 grams flour.
Filled bread:
  • 40 grams mozzarella (grated);
  • 100 grams cream cheese;
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted;
  • 3 tablespoons very fine chopped fresh basil / rosemary and thyme.
  • Bread baking machine;
  • Grater;
  • Brush;
  • Baking plate;
  • Baking paper.
Fill your bread baking machine following the instructions of the manufacturer. In my case that's: first the buttermilk and melted butter. That topped with flour and the rest of the ingredients are on top of that. I choose the dough option which means the dough will be kneaded and got it's first rise.

Put the dough on a floured surface an roll out until it's 45 x 30 cm. Cut with a pizza roller the dough in 24 almost equal parts.
Mix in a bowl the cream cheese with the mozzarella. Take a piece of dough and lay one teaspoon of cheese mixture on top. Fold the dough tidy (especially the sides) and then roll it into a ball.
Repeat that for all 24 dough pieces and arrange them so they look like a big christmastree. Put a towel on top of them and let it rise for 1 hour at room temperature.

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Bake the bread for 17 minutes in the oven. When they come out of the oven, immediately brush them with the butter and sprinkle with the fresh herbs. Serve right away.

Tips and trucks:
  • If you don't have a bread baking machine, you can knead your bread with a mixer with dough hooks or by hand. Leave it to rise for 1 hour at room temperature and continue the recipe; 
  • If you don't want to make your own dough you can by already made pizza crust instead.  
Pull apart bread filled with mozzarella and cream cheese

TopblogsTopblogsRecepten startpagina