Monday, May 12, 2014

Herb Cheese & Bacon Pull-Apart Bread- Secret Recipe Club

Gooey cheese, salty bacon and savory herbs are layered between pillow-y soft layers of dough, in this sensational Pull-Apart Bread.

Hun... Whats for Dinner?- Herb Cheese & Bacon Pull-Apart Bread

It's time for this month's Secret Recipe Club reveal! I love being part of a group of bloggers, who cook from each other's blogs and then blog about it. It's so exciting to see who had my blog every month and to see what recipe they chose to make! This month I was assigned to Lynn's blog, Café Lynnylu. Lynn is located in the UK and has a lovely blog, full of recipes ranging from sweet, to savory, all tied together with gorgeous photography. While browsing her blog, I saw many recipe I wanted to make like Apple-Apple Bread Pudding with Hard Cider Sauce and Slow Cooker Dulce de Leche Flan, but this Herb & Cheese Pull-Apart Bread, was my hubby's pick.

We are big fresh bread lovers and the thought of stuffing cheese and herbs between layers of bread, had my mouth watering. Of course hubby suggested I add bacon, which was perfectly fine with me. I also didn't have any cumin seeds, so I subbed in some ground cumin. I wanted the kids to enjoy this bread, so I went with a nice medium cheddar, rather than Jalapeno Jack cheese.

This bread was amazing! It was pillow-y soft, and stuffed with amazing flavor. Salty, savory and smokey. So delicious!

Hun... Whats for Dinner?- Herb Cheese & Bacon Pull-Apart Bread

Herb Cheese &Bacon Pull-Apart Bread
adapted from Café Lynnylu

for the dough:
1 C warm milk
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp quick rise yeast
2 3/4- 3 C flour
1tsp salt
2 Tbs butter
2 garlic cloves, minced

for the filling:
1/2 lb bacon (about 7 slices), cooked and crumbled
3 Tbs melted butter
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
red pepper flakes to taste
1 C medium cheddar, shredded

Place dough ingredient, into bread machine pan, according to manufacturers directions. Run the dough cycle.

Once dough cycle is complete, remove from bread machine and roll out onto a floured surface; roll out to a 12x12- inch square. Brush with half the melted butter and sprinkle with thyme, oregano, cumin, red pepper flakes, cheese and crumbled bacon. Using your rolling pin, gently press toppings into the dough.

Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into 6 long strips. Stack strips one on top of the other, placing outer edge in center, to make it neater. Using a long sharp knife, cut straight down through the stack, creating 6 square stacks.

Grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Layer stacks, cut side down into the pan. Brush with remaining butter, cover loosely and let rise 1 hr, in a draft free area. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven, for 25-40 minutes, until golden brown and done.


Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

You had me at Gooey cheese, salty bacon and savory herbs, and then the pillow-y dough thing pushed me right over the edge. This looks incredible. Great SRC choice.

Ellie Delancey said...

I really want to make this. I'm totally intimidated by making dough, but I may make an exception here :)

Michaela Kenkel said...

This looks AMAZING!!

Rebekah said...

Oh wow, who wouldn't like a plate of this???!! My family would go crazy for it! Pinning for sure!

Colleen Bauer said...

I keep meaning to make pull apart bread and this looks so good. Nice pick!

Camilla Mann said...

I've become fascinated with pull-apart bread. Never had it, but the concept is fun. And this recipe just might get me to the oven! Thanks for sharing with the SRC.

Heather S said...

Looks amazing! I need to make one of these pull-apart breads...I keep seeing them but haven't made one yet. Great SRC choice!

Chaya said...

To say that looks good is the understatement of the year. What about WOW?

CJ Huang said...

I'm thinking adding bacon was a good call. :) Of course you can't really go too wrong with a cheesy pull apart bread either!

Danielle Miller said...

My family would love this!!

shelley c. said...

I LOVE the idea of a savory pullapart bread!! I totally want to try it! Great choice.

Jennifer said...

Bacon and cheddar! Yum!

Lynne Daley said...

I love your version of the pull apart bread! I apologize for being so late in commenting,but I was in the hospital over the weekend, so couldn't even post my recipe for this month. Camilla was great and posted twice for which i am thankful.

Nettie Moore said...

Looks amazing Loo Hoo, sharing on sulia <3 Nettie

Nicole Neverman said...

Yum! This looks and sounds so good! Absolutley mouth watering. The secret recipe club sounds like so much fun!

Sophia Del Gigante said...

It sure looks AMAZING! WOW!

Joanne T Ferguson said...

G'day! Looks great! Congrats for also being featured in the Olive and Grapevine weekly!
Cheers! Joanne What's On The List?

Aunt Bee said...

This is wonderful! How could it not be with those amazing ingredients! Wonderful recipe! I have filled out the forms to join the secret recipe club! I hope I get picked!!! <3

Robyn Cairns said...

Thank you for posting this recipe - it is terrific!