Yield: 1: 10-inch loaf
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Garlic and Herb Pull Apart Bread
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 pkg or 2 1/4 tsp instant/rapid rise yeast
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp thyme
1 1/2 tsp basil, divided
8 cloves garlic, divided
2 Tbsp olive oil
1C plus 2 Tbsp warm water
4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and divided
6-8 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
With mixer on low, add olive oil, milk and warm water. Increase speed as needed, mixing until dough pulls away from the bowl, shape into a smooth ball.
Transfer dough to a large greased bowl. Cover and place in a warm location until double in size.
Roll out dough to a 12x20-inch rectangle. Generously brush with 3 Tbsp melted butter. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp basil, Parmesan cheese and remaining 6 cloves of garlic, minced.
Carefully cut into 6 equal strips, layering on top of each other. Cut into 6 equal stacks. Transfer dough squares to a lightly greased 10-inch loaf pan. Cover loosely and allow to rise for 30-60 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prior to baking, drizzle with remaining 1 Tbsp melted butter. Bake for 35 minutes, covering with foil if necessary to prevent over browning.