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RECIPE-chilli-cheese-pull-apart-bread

Cheese Pull Apart Bread

RECIPE-chilli-cheese-pull-apart-bread

Ingredients

FILLING
1 jar of Barker's New Zealand Sweet Chilli Relish
1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
75g feta cheese, crumbled
extra Barker's New Zealand Sweet Chilli Relish, to serve
butter, at room temperature, to serve
DOUGH
500g high grade flour
1.5 x 7g packets of dried yeast
300ml luke warm water
1 tsp raw sugar
½ tsp table salt

Instructions

1
Sift flour into a bowl and make a well in the middle. Add yeast, half of the water, sugar and salt. Fold the flour from the outside of the bowl into the middle, using a fork. Mix until it forms a stodgy dough. Add the remaining water and combine well using your hands
2
Turn the dough onto a well-floured surface. Knead for approximately 5-10 minutes. Form the dough into a ball and place into an oiled, floured bowl and cover with a damp tea towel. Leave for one hour or until it has doubled in size
3
Knock the air out of the dough ball by using your fist. Turn onto a floured surface, then knead until smooth and elastic, approximately 3-5 minutes
4
Roll the dough into a rectangle (approximately 40 x 24cm) then brush the dough with Sweet Chilli Relish and sprinkle with feta and mozzarella cheese
5
TO MAKE A LOAF:

Trim the edges to make a straight side of the rectangle and discard any scraps. Using a sharp knife, cut the rectangle into 4 x long, equal strips. Stack the strips on top of one another and then cut the strips into halves, to make a total of 16 squares.

Grease a baking loaf tin, approximately 20 x 12cm, with oil and flour. Stack the squares against each other, cut-sides down, there will be extra space on both sides. Lightly cover the pan with a dry tea towel and let it prove for 1 hour.

TO MAKE A PLAITED LOAF:

Line a large, flat, rectangular baking tray with oven-proof paper and tightly roll the dough into a log. Using a sharp knife, make a long cut up the centre of the roll, leaving, approximately 3-5cm uncut at the top. Plait the two lengths together, pinching the ends to seal and place onto the prepared tray.

Lightly cover the pan with a dry tea towel and let it prove for 1 hour.
6
Preheat a fan forced oven to 200°C, and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and slightly springy to touch
7
Allow to cool for 5 minutes, remove from tray, and serve with butter and additional Sweet Chilli Relish

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