Pull-Apart Bread

Pull-Apart Bread

Enjoy this homemade pull-apart bread baked using yeast - perfect accompaniment to any meal.

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Cooking spray to grease pan
3 1/2
to 3 3/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour or Better for Bread™ bread flour
tablespoons granulated sugar
teaspoon salt
package regular or fast-acting dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
cup milk
cup butter or margarine (1/2 stick)
large egg
cup butter or margarine (1/2 stick)
  1. Spray a 12-cup fluted tube cake pan or 10-inch angel food (tube) cake pan with the cooking spray. In a large bowl, stir 1 1/2 cups of the flour, the sugar, salt and yeast until well mixed.
  2. In a 1-quart saucepan, heat the milk and 1/4 cup butter over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until very warm and an instant-read thermometer reads 120°F to 130°F. Add the milk mixture and the egg to the flour mixture. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed 1 minute, stopping frequently to scrape batter from side and bottom of bowl with a rubber spatula, until flour mixture is moistened. Beat on medium speed 3 minutes, stopping frequently to scrape bowl. With a wooden spoon, stir in enough of the remaining flour, 1 cup at a time, until dough is soft, leaves side of bowl and is easy to handle (dough may be slightly sticky).
  3. Sprinkle flour lightly on a countertop or large cutting board. Place dough on floured surface. Knead by folding dough toward you, then with the heels of your hands, pushing dough away from you with a short rocking motion. Move dough a quarter turn and repeat. Continue kneading about 5 minutes, sprinkling surface with more flour if dough starts to stick, until dough is smooth and springy.
  4. Place 1/4 cup butter in a small microwavable bowl; cover with a microwavable paper towel. Microwave on High 30 to 50 seconds or until melted.
  5. Shape the dough into 24 balls. Dip each ball of dough into the melted butter. Layer evenly in the pan. Cover bowl loosely with plastic wrap; let rise in a warm place 20 to 30 minutes or until dough has doubled in size. Dough is ready if an indentation remains when you press your fingertips about 1/2 inch into the dough. Remove plastic wrap.
  6. Move the oven rack to a low position so that tops of the pans will be in the center of the oven. Heat the oven to 350°F.
  7. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool bread in pan 2 minutes. Place a heatproof serving plate upside down on pan; holding plate and pan with pot holders, turn plate and pan over together, then remove pan. Serve bread while warm, pulling it apart with 2 forks or your fingers.
Makes 1 loaf (12 servings)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Making Pull-Apart Bread
Dip balls of dough into butter; place them evenly in two rows in pan.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 230
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 40mg;
  • Sodium 170mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 31g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.