Eggless Fresh Mint Spicy Cheesy Pull-Apart Loaf

Eggless Fresh Mint Spicy Cheesy Pull-Apart Loaf

I have become a serious home-made bread addict.

Yeah. serious, serious!

Eggless Fresh Mint Spicy Cheesy Pull-Apart Loaf
Eggless Fresh Mint Spicy Cheesy Pull-Apart Loaf

I am always on the prowl for simple and doable bread recipes. When I contacted Aparna for joining her We Knead to Bake bread group, she told me, she has closed the entries.

Eggless Fresh Mint Spicy Cheesy Pull-Apart Loaf
Eggless Fresh Mint Spicy Cheesy Pull-Apart Loaf

I was disappointed but decided to try few recipes which appealed to me from her collection. What I like about Aparna’s recipes and post is that she is very detailed and if you go through the post completely, there are hardly any chances of going wrong.

I kept the recipe almost what she has suggested and made some minor changes.

Eggless Fresh Mint Spicy Cheesy Pull-Apart Loaf
Eggless Fresh Mint Spicy Cheesy Pull-Apart Loaf

I found the occasion for baking this scrumptious loaf on our friend’s birthday. Yes, for whom I baked this Eggless Cherry Choco Marble Cake.

Her son had loved my earlier Eggless Herb Pull-Apart Rolls. I knew nothing pleases a mom more than seeing her child eat home-made goodies! So I gifted her this bread on her birthday.

Eggless Fresh Mint Spicy Cheesy Pull-Apart Loaf
Eggless Fresh Mint Spicy Cheesy Pull-Apart Loaf

It’s a completely separate issue that I had to bake multiple other breads to placate V.

He still can’t get over the fact that sometimes I would make things and he won’t get a bite.

Eggless Pull-Apart Mint Cheese Loaf

Prep Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: one 9 X 5 inch loaf

Serving Size: one slicer per person

Eggless Pull-Apart Mint Cheese Loaf

An easy and scrumptious Pull-Apart Mint Loaf.

Ingredients

    For the Dough:
  • 1/2 Cup - Warm Milk
  • 1 tsp - Sugar
  • 2 tsp - Instant Yeast
  • 2 3/4 Cups - Flour
  • 1 tsp - Salt
  • 25 gm - Butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp - Ginger Paste
  • 3/4 Cup - Milk (extra to brush over the bread)
  • For the Filling:
  • 1 Tbsp - Butter, melted
  • 1 tsp - Cumin Seeds, roasted and crushed
  • 1 tsp - Chili Flakes
  • 1/4 Cup - Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 1/2 Cup - Cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together sugar, yeast and warm milk. Keep aside for 5 - 10 minutes till the mixture becomes bubbly and frothy.
  2. In a large bowl, place flour, softened butter, salt and ginger paste. Mix well.
  3. Add the yeast mixture and remaining milk. Knead well till you have a soft, smooth and pliable dough. The dough shouldn't be sticky. Add very little flour if the dough is sticky.
  4. Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a well oiled bowl, turning the dough around to coat completely in oil. Cover and let it rise in a warm and dry place for 1 to 1 1/2 hours until almost double.
  5. Dust the work counter with flour, deflate the dough, shape into a square and roll into a larger squarer about 12 X 12 inches.
  6. Brush the surface of the square with melted butter. Spread the filling - cumin seeds, chili flakes and mint leaves. Finally spread the grated cheese on top.
  7. Using a rolling pin, gently press down the filling so it doesn't fall off when stacking the strips.
  8. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, slice the rolled dough into 6 long even strips. It's ok if they are not perfect. Lay each strip on top of the other with topping facing upwards to get a stack of strips.
  9. You can place the 2 strips from the side in the middle of the stack so that it appears neater.
  10. Using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife, cut down through the stack of strips dividing it into 6 equal smaller stacks.
  11. Grease a loaf tin, I used a 8 1/2 X 4 1/2 inch tin. Lightly flour it. Place the cut squares into the prepared pan, cut side down, stacking against each other.
  12. Cover the pan with a kitchen towel and allow to rise for an hour.
  13. Pre-heat oven to 180 C. Lightly brush some milk over the top of the loaf.
  14. Bake for 40-45 minutes till it is done and the top is golden brown.

Notes:

loosely adapted from Aparna

You can vary filling as you desire. sweet, savory, raisins, garlic, caramelized onions. Get creative with it.

If using sweet filling, increase sugar to 1/4 cup and remove whatever other filling you want - ginger, cumin seeds, cheese, etc.

http://lemoninginger.com/2013/10/28/eggless-pull-apart-loaf/

Sending this lovely dish to -

  1. Bake Fest #  24 hosted by Pallavi, an event originally started by Vardhini.
  2. What’s with my Cuppa event started by Nupur.
  3. Yeastspotting
  4. Panissimo – October Edition, originally started by Bread & Companatico (Barbara) and Indovina chi viene a cena? (Sandra).
  5. Bread Showcase by Wisla – A Polish group similar to Panissimo

9 thoughts on “Eggless Fresh Mint Spicy Cheesy Pull-Apart Loaf”

  1. This looks and sounds delicious. Can’t seem to stop looking at those lovely photos too- can’t wait to try it!

  2. That’s a nice addiction to have, I think. And one that the family supports ;) The photos really make me want to break the bread apart. Thank you so much for contributing to Panissimo.

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