Tuesday 24 July 2012

Bundt Garlic- Parmesan Pull Apart Bread With Tomato-Parsley Sauce, Step Wise & The New Winner Of ‘Only’ Mangoes

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There are certain recipes that captures one’s attention the first time one reads it and then one gets desperate to try it. One such recipe that instantly clicked in my heart and brain was the Bundt Garlic and Parmesan Pull Apart Bread made by Pastry Affair.
I believe that when one read’s a recipe, one eats it first through one’s eyes, then imagine the flavors mentally and when finally, one tries it in their kitchen the virtual image turns into a physical reality. I truly followed the sequence this time. I was awed by the picture and technique and imagined the flavors and I was so desperate to try it that creating the  physical reality also happened very fast.
Last week it so happened that I had my eldest nephew Abhi visiting us for a week and I was having a good time dishing out my preparations in an ecstatic mode to him but at the same time I was mentally perturbed, as the younger one who is entering his teens has been giving all of us a difficult time for the last few weeks. He suddenly gets into a very adamant mood and things go completely haywire in the house. Initially I handled it with lots of patience but since his attitude is not changing I get irritated at times and lose my patience. I know, I know, I should not be doing that, and I curse myself after I’ve yelled and screamed  but what to do, by then the arrow is already shot and I regret later. Every time I have a difficult time with him, I tell myself, take a day at a time and things would settle, I gear myself again and counsel him. If you have any suggestions on how the adamant behaviour be controlled during teens and how to help them control their anger, I’m all ears..
Foodelicious-Bundt garlic parmesan pull apart bread
So, when Abhi and the elder one decided to go and meet friends on a weekend, I realized I had enough food for myself and I could indulge myself in making something interesting and creative to loosen up myself. I have always reiterated that working with yeast is therapeutic for me. I decided to make the pull apart rolls in the Bundt. I was  very apprehensive through out the procedure and every step accomplished successfully was making me so excited. When I finally unmolded my Bundt, I was on cloud nine. It was beautiful to see and I clicked it frantically. The younger one arrived from school around the same time and was excited too. When I pulled the first roll, my heart was beating so fast and when I saw the sponge and softness inside it, I knew it was a winner. It was indeed a great start to the use of my Bundt pan.
Every one in the family loved it and DH was all praises about it. In fact he told me to bake a one for his office, so that he could show off his wife’s baking skills. That was indeed very sweet of him to say that and I adore you S for all those sweet things you say, when I cook well.
These rolls taste well by themselves but I made a tomato-parsley sauce to go along with it. One can also make a Marinara sauce, like the Pastry Affair did or try this Tomato-Red Bell Peppers and Basil Sauce.This bread can make a good appetizer to go with a bowl of hot soup, also a perfect finger food for kids. I’ve tweaked this recipe a little to suit my certain requirements.
Since, it looks so attractive, it can be served in a party with a dipping sauce. The guests would love to enjoy pulling and feasting the bread.
I’m also declaring the new winner of ‘Only’ Mangoes as the previously declared winner Shilpi did not grab the win. I’ve again used random picker and the new number is no.5, which of Eggless mango mousse by Aromatic Kitchen. Congrats Hema, please mail me your address in India with a landmark, proper pin code and your cell number to cookingoodfood@gmail.com within two days.
Foodelicious-Bundt garlic parmesan pull apart bread

Bundt Garlic Parmesan Pull Apart Bread

Preparation Time:15mins| Rising Time:2hrs| Cooking Time: 25-30mins | Serves:8-10| Category: Bread| Difficulty:Moderate



For The Bread

3-1/2cups APF/maida
2tsp dry active yeast
a pinch of sugar
1-1/3cups water
2tsp salt
2tbsp EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
1tsp garlic powder

For The Butter-Spice Mix

1/4 cup molten butter (unsalted)
2garlic cloves, grated
1tsp red chili flakes
1tsp oregano
1tsp basil

To sprinkle

1/4cup grated parmesan cheese

Method For Bread

Proofing The Yeast

Heat the water to make it lukewarm and add a pinch of sugar and the yeast. If the yeast is good it will get active and froth up, this is called proofing the yeast.


Kneading The Bread Dough

To the APF, add salt and garlic powder, EVOO and mix. Gradually add the yeast mixture and knead the dough. Knead the dough for 8-10mins on the floor, till it’s smooth and elastic and does not stick to your hand. If required dust APF on the floor while kneading.


First Rise

Place dough in a greased bowl and cover it. Keep it in a warm place and let it rise to almost double the volume. This takes about 1-2hrs.


Knocking the dough

Once the dough has doubled in volume, punch it down to escape the gas and knead again. This process is called knocking.


Butter-spice mix

While the dough rises, melt the butter and add grated garlic, chilli flakes, basil and oregano. Keep the mix aside. Also grate the parmesan cheese and keep it aside.


Making bread balls

Grease a Bundt pan properly, this ensures easy unmolding of the bread. Tear pieces of the dough (roughly the size of the bowl of a medium spoon) and make balls. Dip the ball in the butter mix and place them in the Bundt pan. Keep making the balls till a layer is made. Spread 1/3rd of the parmesan cheese over the balls.
In the similar way make three layers.


Second Rise

Cover the balls with a damp towel or greased plate and let the balls double in volume again. Based on the outside temperature, this can take 20mins-1hour.


Baking The bread
Bake the balls in a preheated oven at 175-180C for 25-35mins, till the crust turns golden in color.
Unmold the bread and serve warm with Tomato-Parsley sauce.


Ingredients For Tomato Parsley sauce

3large tomatoes
1/4th of red bell pepper
a pinch of black pepper
1tsp sugar
salt to taste
1tbsp freshly chopped parsley
1garlic clove crushed
2-3tsp oil

Method for sauce

Heat oil lightly and sauté the garlic.
Add tomatoes, salt and sugar. Mix thoroughly and cook covered till mushy.
Add the chili flakes, pepper.
Add the parsley.
Add the bell pepper and cook for a minute and serve.
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Since I used the convection mode of the microwave to bake this bread, I’m sending it to my event ‘Only’ Microwave Cooking, hosted here and Nithu’s Healthy Food For Healthy Kids- Preschooler Snacks, guest hosted here.Also, sending  it to Radhika's Lets Cook17-Breads. Also reposting chickpea flour cigars for Only Microwave Cooking
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Anonymous said...

I love the look of it..looks delicious..how did I miss the mango event,I had posted lots of mngo recipes last month..:(..anyways congrats for the winner..

Pari Vasisht said...

Hi Anonymous, would love to visit your blog, pls reveal your identity.

Harshika said...

Hi There,

Came here from chef at large...loved this recipe, am going to try it today itself since I have all the ingredients already in the fridge. Your method of describing the procedure is so simple and easy to follow. Thanks much, I will be back fro more! :)


Harshika said...

And do come visit my very new food blog too!


Hope you find the time to.


Amarendra said...

A unique recipe.. Awesome

Khaugiri said...

Lovely.....it's looking awesome!!!

Shobha said...

It looks awesome and perfectly baked..

anjana said...

wow!this looks so soft, different and so innovative..loved this..

Unknown said...

What is EVOO?

Unknown said...

What is Evoo?

Satya said...

amazing pull apart bread ...love the dip too ...yummy

Hamaree Rasoi said...

your idea to use bundt pan for these roll is so good and the results are awesome..So soft..I bet even your hubby's colleagues enjoyed the rolls.
Pari I was flattered when you said you see marked improvement in my recipes pictures , glad to read such an encouraging comment from a fellow blogger like you. But I am using the same old camera for the last 2 years ie. Sony cybershot

Pari Vasisht said...

EVOO is extra virgin olive oil.

Prema said...

wow awesome bake,luks delicious and tempting...

Ramya said...

That looks soo lovely..Loved the flavours

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious dear..inviting

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Very innovative, perfectly made. Soft and delectable one..

great-secret-of-life said...

So nice! and inviting!looks so falourable!


Az said...

My Oh My!!! This looks really good.. Can I grab this off from screen??

runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said...

Love the bread, never made it in bundt!

runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said...

Love the bread, never made it bundt!

Kavitha said...

yummy bread.....just awesome :)

Love2cook Malaysia said...

This is simply gorgeous! I love it :)

Unknown said...

very tempting, delicious combo too


Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

very tempting dear..looks inviting superb:)

Spice up the Curry said...

wow.. very delicious.. looks mouthwatering

nayana said...

Hi, your bread looks very very yummy, a very helpful step by step presentation, would like to try it out someday..........

Unknown said...

Really you did terrific job. Such a unique dish for me at least....lovely

I blog @ Manidipa's Kitchen

Poornima Nair said...

Love the idea of this bread, the flavors are so delicious!

Cocco said...

Mmmm, so delicious idea!!! ñam ñam

Unknown said...

That looks fabulous!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Very nice..new to me....looks tempting

Archana said...

There is just one word wow for the bread.
As regards your kid I wish I had your patience. I still yell only now I realize that at time silence speaks volumes especially disapproving one.
I am hosting WTML All through August’12. Do send me your entries

Priya Shiva said...

This looks so good! Tempted to try it soon!

Blogger said...

Hi Pari,

You are sooooooooo good. I love all your recipes.
I have query which oven you use for baking.
I have microwave as well as small otg but that show only cooking time and different moods of cooking, temperature setting option is missing.. my kitchen is very compact, don't have place as where I set otg for regular use and, as not handy, I feel very lazy or think of any baking something.

Unknown said...

pretty looking bread pari....

Anu's Healthy Kitchen

Unknown said...

Loved your idea of baking this bread in bundt... It looks gorgeously delicious. I will certainly try it sometime soon in the future.

Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Yum yum:-)

vrushali said...

Tried this today...its baking right now...can't wait to pull it all apart...I have had the cinnamon-sugar version earlier and that is yum...this looks just as perfect and your instructions are so clear that I had no other choice than to try it :P

Unknown said...

Hi Pari..just loved the uniqueness of the bread..I wanted to check the measurement of 1 cup in gms..like 1 cup will be equal to how many gms..TIA


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