Pull-apart Garlic Bread
Sometimes we all need an evening in front of the TV; a sofa night watching a film is sometimes the only remedy for a hard week! Whether it’s just me and my husband or the whole family snuggled up, this pull-apart garlic bread recipe is a frequently-requested film night treat. It’s also a brilliant, communal start to a big family meal or dinner party too though, so don’t relegate it entirely to movie night fare - it definitely holds its own at the dining table.
The cheese-infused, buttery garlic taste of this pull-apart bread is extremely moreish, and perfect for grazing. As a dinner party starter, use it to accompany some meze or some Italian antipasti like cured meats, olives and sundried tomatoes, with the always-necessary olive oil and balsamic vinegar for mopping up. Perhaps the best pairing for it, though, is my spicy feta dip - you can thank me for that recommendation later!
Melt the butter, make sure it’s not hot and add it to the mixture along with the egg. Knead the mixture to create the dough.
Garlic butter: Melt the butter and mix it with the salt and the crushed garlic clove in a small bowl.
Once the dough has doubled in size, divide it into small pieces, roll them into balls and dip them in the garlic butter.
Cover a cake pan with parchment paper, create a layer with dough balls and sprinkle them with grated cheese and black sesame seeds.
Continue by creating another layer of dough balls and filling up all available space. Once again sprinkle the top with grated cheese and black sesame seeds.
Spice up the taste by adding herbs (e.g. oregano) or paprika.