Pizza Pull-Apart Bread. I make the switch to the Keto way of eating about a year ago and it's been the best decision ever! This amazing cheesy pull-apart pizza bread whips up in a jiffy! Pull-Apart Pizza Bread makes the ideal nibble for Super Bowl parties.

Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

We're huge Notre Dame fans, and we tailgate. This is one of those recipe that is a sure fit hit with the kids and the adults. Sometimes we get crazy and add other "pizza" type ingredients like olives, or peppers, but mainly we stay with the original pizza pull apart bread-it. You can have Pizza Pull-Apart Bread using 20 ingredients and 14 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

  1. You need of For Water Roux (Tangzhong) :.
  2. Prepare 20 gr of bread flour.
  3. You need 100 gr of milk.
  4. Prepare of For Dough :.
  5. You need 85 g of milk, lukewarm.
  6. It’s 2 tsp of dry active yeast.
  7. You need 1 of large egg at room temperature.
  8. Prepare 85 g of tangzhong starter at room temperature.
  9. You need 210 gr of bread flour.
  10. Prepare 60 gr of low protein flour (cake flour).
  11. Prepare 20 gr of milk powder.
  12. Prepare 40 gr of sugar.
  13. It’s 1/2 tsp of salt.
  14. It’s 22 gr of unsalted butter softened at room temp (cut into pieces).
  15. Prepare of For Filling :.
  16. Prepare 50 gr of pepperoni, cut in small pieces.
  17. Prepare 100 gr of shredded mozarella cheese.
  18. It’s 25 gr of grated permesan cheese (plus more for sprinkle).
  19. Prepare 160 gr of pizza sauce (homemade/store bought).
  20. Prepare 1/2 of sdt oregano.

It's like a stuffed crust pizza—no actual pizza necessary. On those party nights you wish you could order a pizza appetizer before you serve dinner, make this amazing pizza pull-apart instead—and save your dignity. Each piece of Pull Apart Pizza Bread is like a mini pizza! This recipe can be made ahead, is freezer friendly and reheated in microwave.

Pizza Pull-Apart Bread step by step

  1. For Water Roux : Mix milk with bread flour and stir well until it is no longer lumpy. Cook over medium low heat in a non-stick pot, stirringly constantly with a wooden spoon/rubber spatula/egg whisk, to prevent burning and sticking to the pot..
  2. The tangzhong mixture is ready once it achieves the temp of 65 degrees celsius or once you see "lines" start to appear in the mixture every time you stir it. At this stage, the tangzhong should have the consistency and texture of glue..
  3. Remove the pot from heat immediately and transfer the tangzhong into a clean bowl, and cover with clingwrap sticking onto the surface of the tangzhong to prevent it from drying up. The "tangzhong" can be used as soon as it cools down to room temperature. You can keep it chilled in the fridge for 2-3 days but discard it as soon as the mixture starts to turn grey..
  4. For filling : mix all the ingredients then divide into 12 parts. Put aside..
  5. For Dough : Prepare the tangzhong dough in advance. Allow the tangzhong to be cooled before using..
  6. Mix milk, 1 tbs sugar and yeast in a mixing bowl, let it sit for 5 minutes to allow the yeast to begin to bubble and foam. Add in the egg, tangzhong, flour, remaining sugar and milk powder. With the dough hook, mix on low speed until the dough just comes together. Add in the salt and butter. Knead until the dough can be stretched into a thin stretchable membrane..
  7. Put the dough in a greased bowl and cover it with greased clingwrap and proof in a warm place until doubled in size..
  8. Punch down the dough and divide into 12 equal parts..
  9. Using a rolling pin, flat each dough and roll into approximately a 5-6 inch disc..
  10. Put one part of the filling on the top..
  11. Fold it in half and press the seam to seal. Do the same thing for the remaining dough and filling..
  12. Line each stuffed half circle into a lightly greased loaf pan, seam side up..
  13. Cover the pan with greased clingwrap and proof in a warm place until doubled in size..
  14. Bake in a preheated oven 350°F for 40-45 minutes or until it's cooked. Sprinkle with permesan cheese 10 minutes before it's done (optional)..

Every piece of bread you pull out of Pull Apart Pizza Bread is like a mini pizza! Have you ever seen such small, pudgy hands on a fully grown person? This recipe is definitely not your typical monkey bread type recipe. Do you know where I got this idea from? If you are new to the Ketogenic diet or maybe want to learn a bit more about it, read this article here to get you started This pizza pull-apart bread is made completely from scratch, from the dough to the cashew cheese.

By Sandra