When visiting my amazing photographer friend, Amandalynn Jones, seriously, check out her photography, in Wisconsin this summer we went to the most amazing Farmer’s Market. I have a post from that trip waiting to burst out, but I’m afraid for now, you’ll have to wait. In the meantime, I’ll give you a taste. One of my favorite tastes – Spicy Cheesy Bread. I took my original Garlic and Herb Pull Apart Bread Recipe and added just a couple twists – added a chunk of Mozzarella (I used smokey string cheese) and some red pepper flakes, and voila! You have Spicy Cheesy Pull Apart Bread. And, you’ll be ever so happy about that.


Spicy Cheesy Pull Apart Bread


  • 2 Cups Bread Flour
  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Warm Water
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 1/4 Teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Paprika
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Fresh Rosemary
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Fresh Thyme
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • Mozzarella (I used smoked in string cheese form)
  • Sprinkle of Salt and Pepper
  • Sprinkle of Grated Parmesan
1. Add dry ingredients: flour, salt, sugar to bread machine pan
2. Beat egg lightly with fork
3. Add liquids to the mix
4. Add yeast and set bread machine to dough mode
*add ingredients according to your bread machine or see comments for how to make this without a bread machine.*
5. Once it’s done in the bread machine mix together herbs, spices, salt and pepper into oil in a small bowl
6. Grate or mince in garlic into mixture
7. Cut mozzarella into small chunks – about 1.5 inches each
8. Pull apart dough into small roll-sized chunks and form around the mozzarella
9. Dip each chunk into herb and olive oil mixture and add to a nonstick cake pan
10. Cover with damp cloth and let the dough rise for 30 minutes
11. Sprinkle with parmesan
12. Heat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes, until golden brown


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