Easy Peasy Cheesy Herby pull apart bread

Discussion in 'Breads' started by dirtsailor2003, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Okay this is a super simple holiday crowd pleaser that  I thought I'd post in case someone is looking for a quick dish to take to the families gatherings.

    Set oven rack to lower part of oven. Pre-heat oven to 350°

    2 large can of biscuits (your favorite brand and mind) I used Safeways buttermilk large biscuits because they were on sale

    1/2 cup olive oil

    1 cup fine Parmesan

    (You can use whatever spices you want, this is what I used for this batch)

    1 teaspoon rosemary

    1 teaspoon garlic

    1 teaspoon thyme

    1 teaspoon oregano

    Mix spices and cheese together and set aside

    Open cans of biscuits and cut each biscuit in half. Roll each half into a ball

    Place oil in shallow bowl. Roll biscuit balls in oil to coat. Roll oil coated biscuit balls in cheese and herb mixture.

    Spray bunt pan or other dish with cooking spray.

    Place biscuit balls in pan in layers. I like to add some more parmesan to the top.

    Place in oven and cook for 50 minutes or until done. (mine actually took about 70 minutes this go around.) Need to check my oven temps.

    Check at about 20-25 minutes. If it is getting too brown loosely cover with foil.

    Cut in half and roll dough into balls.

    Dip in oli

    Roll in cheese and herb mixture

    We don't own a bunt pan, so this is our option!

    Ready for the oven


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  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man they look great.

    So easy even I could do it.
  3. hank2000

    hank2000 Smoking Fanatic

    So going to try that
  4. tumbleweed1

    tumbleweed1 Smoking Fanatic

    Very nice!

    I make something very similar except that instead of rolling the dough into balls we just tear it apart before tossing in the oil & seasonings. I've even done it in a crock pot where it comes out in a nice oval shape, which fits one of our serving trays perfectly.

    Thanks for posting this.

  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    So easy even your kids could do it!
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    When we go camping we make it in the dutch oven, same way, just tear apart the rolls. We do a breakfast version to where we add cooked bacon, sausage, cheese.
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks tasty, Case. Thanks for the idea.

  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Disco! This bread doesn't last long!
  9. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    DS2003, great idea!
  10. Simple yet very tasty looking!

  11. Gonna have to try this.  Looks tasty and easy to make.  Thanks for posting.
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you! Easy and Tasty!
  13. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I should have seen this thread a few days ago when I was wondering about ways to play with that biscuit dough.

    I've been tinkering with the pop-open pizza dough, it's similar stuff. It happens to fit a toaster oven pan I have, so it's easy to make some kind of  herbed  flatbread.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2015
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Speaking of pizza and pre-made dough, this one is fun:

  15. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you for the idea, and today I gave it a shot. A friend of mine is a baker at a grocery and he gave me a packet of 6329 GARLIC RUB


    PITTSBURG TX 75868

    I was going to use 1/4 cup but I began to think, How much salt am I going to eat? so I only filled the cup to about 1/8. I added 1/2 cup grated cheese, doubted whether that was enough, and added another 1/4 - ended up with extra.

    Gave it a kiss of crushed red pepper

    Then, per your method, I cut the biscuits (Kroger jumbo) in half and rolled them in the herb/cheese mix.

    Then for half of the batch I tried coating the half-slices, and then rolling them into balls. The difference was whether the cheese was on the inside or outside.

    That's a Hull "brown drip" oval baking dish which probably hasn't seen an oven in 30 or 40 years - no kidding. I did wash it. I chose it guessing its size would be right for making the biscuit balls merge into a single loaf, and that worked.

    I was not familiar with this method or this dish, so I was winging it. Here's what I got.

    The final result - yes it does come out as one loaf and it does pull apart.

    Cheese inside vs. outside: outside makes a more attractive presentation but it drops a lot of crumbles.

    My house smells like garlic and pepper.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2015

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