I love this cookbook for it’s innovative take on food. Her commentary is hilarious. I had my favorite 5 and 6 year old cookie testers over for dinner last week to test out spaghetti casserole, and I wanted to try out a bread recipe that would be fun to eat. These pull apart loaves looked fun and tasty. The first time I made them, I used small loaf pans so that I could experiment with the toppings. I tried one with just parmesan and one with roasted garlic. The garlic was a little strong for me, but the cheese was perfect.
For dinner, I made two full size loafs, one with cheese and one with just butter. They were both delicious and fun to tear apart. The texture is similar to a biscuit but not so crumbly. Perfectly soft but not as chewy as bread. I will definitely try them with some sweeter toppings like honey, dried fruit and nuts.
- Category: Bread
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ cup butter, cold
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup cheese
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- Preheat oven to 425º. Spray a 9 X 5 inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- In a food processor, pulse the flour with the baking powder, soda, salt and pepper. Add cubed butter and pulse until the mixture is in peas-size pieces. Add buttermilk and pulse just until dough forms. Turn out onto a well floured surface and knead it gently three times.
- Roll the dough into a long thin rectangle, 7 by 24 inches. Brush the top with one tablespoon of melted butter. Add cheese or topping of your choice and press into the dough.
- Cut the dough in half lengthwise and then make 9 slices so that you have 18 equal strips. Stack each strip on top of each other with the topping facing up. Place the final piece on the top with the topping facing down.
- Gently place in the loaf pan, there will be space at both ends. Separate the pieces a little and brush with one tablespoon of butter. (If needed, you can refrigerate at this point and let it warm up slightly before baking)
- Bake for 30 minutes, until it has risen and is golden brown. Let cool slightly before removing from the pan.
- Sweet & Vicious