Thursday, January 24, 2013

Jalapeno - Cheddar Pull-Apart Bread / We Knead to Bake #1

This is my first bread for the baking project called We Knead To Bake, created by Aparna, of My Diverse Kitchen. This months theme is Herb & Cheese Pull-Apart bread.  I thoroughly enjoyed baking this bread and looking forward to bake my next bread recipe.  Thanks Aparna.

Warm Milk - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 tsp
Active Dry Yeast - 2 tsp
All Purpose Flour - 2 3/4 to 3 cups
Butter - 2 TBSP / 25 g at room temperature
Milk - 3/4 cup
Garlic Paste - 1 tsp

For the filling:
Chopped Jalapenos - 2 or to taste
Shredded Cheddar Cheese - 1/2 cup
Dried Oregano - 2 tsp
Dried Basil - 2 tsp
Ground Black Pepper - 1tsp
Melted Butter - 2 TBSP

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the sugar and yeast in 1/2 cup of warm milk.
  2. Keep it aside for 5 minutes for the yeast to proof.
  3. In a large bowl, add the flour, butter and salt. Mix well.
  4. Add the yeast mixture and 3/4 cup of milk and knead until you get a smooth, elastic dough.
  5. Place the dough ball into a well oiled bowl.  Cover the dough completely with oil.
  6. Cover and let it rest for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  7. Mix the chopped jalapenos, cheddar cheese, black pepper and oregano.  
  8. Once the dough has risen, roll the dough into a rectangle, approximately 12 inches x 20 inches.
  9. Brush the melted butter over the dough.  
  10. Sprinkle the cheese mixture evenly over the dough.  Press gently.
  11. Using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife, carefully cut the dough into 6 even strips.
  12. Lift and stack the strips on top of one another.  Gently roll the strips with a rolling pin.
  13. Now cut the dough into 6 square pieces.
  14. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan and place the cut pieces side ways.
  15. Cover the pan and set aside to rise for 1 hour.
  16. Once the dough has risen, brush it with some milk.
  17. Bake at 350 degree F for 30-40 minutes or until browned. 


  1. I am making a list of all those different fillings everyone has thought of. Jalapeno peppers, wow! And a very soft bread you have!

  2. Lovely bread...Loved the used of jalapenos in filling...should have been spicy and yummy..

  3. Soft and moist bread. Filling made it luscious.

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  4. loved this spicy and cheesy filling...bread looks very soft n delicious..

  5. Hot with the Jalapeno and savory with the cheese. Delicious combination!

  6. Soft and yummy with filling.
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  7. I love Jalapenos, i wish we got them always, i think i hav eonly seen them once when i went to a international store . Your bread looks so good.

  8. Such a droolworthy bread, loving that jalapeno addition here.

  9. Even I am making a list of all the fillings.Bread looks lovely!

  10. O Yum! Jalapeno stufffing would be mega awesome!! Looks awesome!

  11. Jalapeno and Cheese combination sounds divine - bread looks perfect!

  12. Love the addition of jalapenos. I could almost taste it now...

  13. Give me a hifive for making that pull apart loaf with a match made in heaven- Jalapenos and cheddar :D

  14. The bread looks so so soft....and I love the addition of Jalapeno...perfect addition for this winter weather.

  15. Jalapeno and cheese - perfect partners! The bread looks delicious and soft. And i can imagine the sharpness the jalapeno lends to it... beautiful!

  16. Bread looks perfect and loved the filling!!!!

  17. lovely variation to the filling and perfectly baked

  18. Wish I'd thought of jalapeƱos! How fabulous!!

  19. I'm ditching the chilli flakes next time for jalapenos! :)

  20. I love this bread I am craving for this, yummy.


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