Easy Garlic and herb pull-apart bread are made simple with flavorful thyme and olive oil. It is straightforward and quick to make, which we greatly appreciate. And one more to add is a skinny, low-fat, cheeseless recipe.
This garlic and herb pull-apart bread is an easy bread for party lovers. We are addicted to garlic bread because of its strong flavor and rich taste.
I do love the flavor of the herb 'Thyme,' I like to add thyme in most recipes, with chicken, Rotis, and any side dishes when I need a strong flavor. The combo of garlic and thyme mesmerizes everybody, especially this garlic herb, which pulls apart bread.
So I decided to go for thyme with garlic for the pull-apart bread. It started bombing the entire house with the garlic flavor early from its backing session.
I had the yeast to make pizza crust, which doesn't require a resting period. I just went with the directions in the yeast envelope.
It requires just beating and kneading the flour, and that's it: resting time, waiting time... bake it immediately after preparing the dough. It came out well. And everyone in my family is happy with the final product.
Making pull-apart bread with pizza dough is much more accessible and convenient. If you store-bought pizza dough, you are more welcome to use it. But I went with this fast and easy pizza crust yeast. But we can also go with regular yeast and the process of making these Garlic pull-apart rolls.
Olive oil. The critical ingredient to perfectly flavored garlic pull-apart bread. The olive oil combined with garlic delivers impeccable results and is worth using.
Yeast. I have used instant pizza yeast; it saves time. And rescue when you are left with little time to make something exotic for the family.
All-purpose flour. I know this is refined flour; some may look for healthy options. You may swap with whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour for the natural fibers.
How to make Garlic and herb pull-apart bread
Make the dough. We need 2 cups of all-purpose flour for this recipe. We combine one cup in the first step and the remaining in the next step.
Combine Instant pizza crust yeast with 1 cup of all-purpose flour, ⅔ cup of warm water, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon of sugar.
Knead well until all the ingredients dissolve and combine.
Then add the remaining all-purpose flour and knead for another 3 minutes at high speed.
Garlic Mixture. Add melted butter, minced garlic, dried thyme, and olive oil to a thick consistency in a small mixing bowl.
Preparing for the pull-apart bread. Make small, equal-sized balls and dip them in the garlic mixture.
Arrange it one next to the other in a wide baking tray.
Preheat the oil to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Bake: Bake it for 20 minutes till the outer crust turns golden brown.
- You may also use store-bought pizza dough for making this pull-apart garlic and thyme bread, but make sure you thaw to room temperature before baking.
- Instead of pizza crust yeast, use regular yeast and allow it to raise as per its package's direction.
- You may also check with other baking recipes like spicy apple chips, another way to treat yourself.
How to store
Refrigerate. Transfer the leftovers to an airtight container and refrigerate to use within 5 days.
Freeze. Store the excess garlic and herb pull-apart bread in an airtight bag or container and freeze it for up to 3 months. To thaw, leave them in the refrigerator overnight.
Reheat. Gently reheat in the preheated oven at 350°F until it becomes warm. Or gently microwave it for 1 minute or till it turns warm.
Printable recipe card
Garlic and herb pull apart bread
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- ⅔ cup water lukewarm(105-115 degreesF)
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 21/4 tablespoon yeast pizza crust yeast
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoon butter melted
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pod garlic minced
- 2 teaspoon thyme dried
- Preheat the oven for 425 degrees F.
For the dough
- In a mixing bowl, combine olive oil, warm water, salt, sugar, yeast, and 1 cup of all purpose flour.
- Blend them well for 1 minute and then add the remaining 1 cup flour. The flour will be sticky.
- Divide the dough into small equal size portions. And gently make them into balls. Dust your hands and the dough if needed.
- In a small mixing bowl, add melted butter, olive oil, minced garlic, and thyme.
- Combine well until all the ingredients blends well with each other.
- Dip each dough ball with the butter mixture and coat them well.
For the baking
- Grease a baking pan, and arrange these butter coated balls by leaving some space for it to rise.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the upper crust becomes golden brown.
- Serve garlicky pull apart bread rolls hot.