Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pull Apart Bread Loaf - Chicken Filled

Pull Apart Bread Loaf is kinda cute name  and the bread is just as its same suggests. Some pics truly inspires you to cook and couldn't resist myself when I saw one such post from a friend Reshmi Mahesh who blogs at Easy Cook.

This apparently is a baking initiative pioneered by Aparna  with a group called " We Knead to Bake " How cool is that???  She has discussed it here -
I have followed the recipe from  Reshmi  word to word for the bread and made a chicken filling for the spread loaded with finely chopped garlic.
For the spread/filling:
On slow heat cook 400 gms chicken mince with salt and pepper until it turns pale. Do not over cook as it will harden. Heat vegetable oil in a seasoning pan - add  turmeric,red chilly,coriander and garam masala powders ( according to taste) stir them around and pour over the mince. Allow it to cool and grind it to a fine paste. Add chopped coriander or any herbs of your choice and mix the spread.
Dust the counter table with flour , punch down the risen dough and roll it into a square shape evenly. Spread the filling with a spatula and ensure it covers the dough completely. Throw in finely chopped garlic & press it down.
Cut it length wise with a pizza cutter in about 3 to 3.5" width. I managed to cut 6 long pieces of the dough. 
Stack one strip over the other, as in the bottom over the filling. Further cut them into blocks that will leave you a stack of 3" squares.
Arrange it in the greased loaf tin...Cut side down, not to worry about  a perfect arrangement. Leave a little space as the dough will rise further with an hour of resting time. Keep it covered.
After about an hour , check if the dough has risen and coat it with an egg wash and sprinkle sesame seeds on it.
Bake it in a preheated oven at 350F for about 30 to 40 minutes. 
Remove from oven and allow it cool on a wire rack.With this recipe I could manage 2 loaves ....
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  1. Beautifully done bread... would love a bite..

  2. perfectly done pull apart Vidhya :) love the chicken filling, yum

  3. It amazes me that how many varieties can one bread have.

  4. Was just wondering why no one had done a chicken filling! :) looking good!

  5. very different and innovative pull apart recipe niceeeeee.

  6. lovely variation...love the chicken filling

  7. Its nice to see so many different fillings for the same bread.

  8. Unique fillings and the bread looks great!


  9. This is the first time Ive seen a savory version of pull apart bread. Clever clever! Gotta try this soon.. :))

    Thank you for stopping by.

  10. Vid,

    Awesome reee. Looks so so perfect and its absolutely tempting. Wish I could have a bite.

    Gr8 going.