Saturday 10 August 2013

Garlic & Parmesan Pull Apart Bread/Monkey Bread

I am happy to say that I am part of Home Bakers Challenge started by some of the fellow bloggers , initiated by Mrs. Priya Suresh and hosted by Mrs. Manjula of DesiFiesta . The objective of this challenge is to learn and bake together.A special thanks to  Mrs. Manjula and Mrs. Priya Suresh for this wonderful challenge.

Mrs. Manjula challenged 4 different breads Rainbow swirl bread, Monkey bread, Chocolate marble bread and Anadama bread. Of all these breads I chose the Monkey/Pull apart bread and did the savoury version of it. We all love it so much the bread was gone in no time as soon the bread was baked.

Though I don’t know why this bread gets its name, I found some info in Wikipedia that says “The origin of the term 'monkey bread' is uncertain. Possible etymologies include that the bread resembles the monkey puzzle tree. It consists of soft pieces of bread with cinnamon sprinkled on it. It is served at fairs and other parks as a treat.” Ok guys now all that said, let’s see how to make the monkey bread/pull apart bread

Here’s how to make Garlic & Parmesan Pull Apart/Monkey Bread with step by step photos…


All purpose flour/Maida
3 ½ cups
Instant dry yeast
2 tsp
Warm water
1 cup
1 ½ tsp
As needed
Olive oil
1 ½ tbsp.
¼ cup [melted]
2 very finely chopped
Italian mixed herbs
2 tsp
Parmesan Cheese
4 tbsp


Mix the dry yeast with the warm water along with sugar and keep it aside for 5 min. It will form foam as shown in the photo.

Take the flour in a bowl; add the required amount of salt. Slowly add the yeast water, oil and make the dough. Knead the dough until smooth and make a ball. Place the dough ball in a well-oiled bowl and cover it with damp tea towel or cling film. Keep it aside for 1 hour in a warm place. The dough will double its size.

Punch down the dough and make it flat, make small balls out of the dough.

In a bowl mix the melted butter, garlic, Italian mixed herbs together.

Oil the cake pan or bundt cake pan. Now dip the dough balls in the butter mixture thoroughly and start arranging in the cake pan.

Similarly dip all the dough balls and arrange in the pan. Finally sprinkle the parmesan cheese all over the dough balls.

Wrap it with cling film and let the dough balls to sit for another 20 to 25 mins.

Pre heat the oven to 175 ˚C

Bake the dough balls for 30 to 35 min.

Cool the pan for about 5 to 10 min. Transfer it to a plate and serve it hot with hot chilli sauce or just tomato sauce…

Super delicious Garlic & Parmesan Pull Apart Bread is ready to be enjoyed.

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  1. குரங்கு ப்ரெட் என்கிறீர்கள் ! வால் எங்கே ??????

    வாலில்லா குரங்கு ப்ரெட்டா ?

    Any how Superb ! Congrats. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Marvelous outcome and its super super good. I always admire people who can bake and you are certainly one of them. Just adore the garlic and parmesan flavors in the bread.

  3. Loved the flavors involved as well as the step by step depiction! :)

  4. Priya, the baking process is very neat and the bread looks too good!

  5. Ohhhh priya ..... i cant stop looking at this .. want some .

  6. wow very cheesy and delicious breads :) looks so soft dear :)

  7. Delicious monkey bread looks perfect Priya.

  8. Thatz one flavourful bread... loved the name monkey bread :P

  9. this is my Fav recipe from your blog, i have bookmarked it ....
    thanks for posting this priya..
    keep in touch,

  10. monkey bread looks so soft and fluffy..perfectly baked...

  11. Soft delicious flavoured monkey bread..

  12. yummy cheesy pull apart bread

  13. Wonderful effort Priya, super perfect and loved the flavor inside it. yumm!

  14. Beautifully done dear, lovely & inviting bread :)

  15. Thank you all very much for your wonderful and lovely comments...

  16. Awesome monkey bread dear...and thanks to link this recipe to my event..

  17. love it love it love...I think i have said enough:) Just perfect :)Yummy :)

  18. one of my fav it a lot, looks so yumm!

  19. one famous bread of all times with stuffing...wonderful bake priya

  20. Omg, u r killing me with ur droolworthy bread, highly flavourful and garlicky.

  21. Thank you very much for stopping by and giving your wonderful comments...

  22. Lovely bread... Nicely done dear :)

  23. can I grab a bite??? looks really delicious!! no words to describe how beautiful they are!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!! please add the logo..



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