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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bacon-mozzarella pizza pull apart bread


I'm one of those people who just can't resist adding some filling when making bread ....

And I lean towards substantial filling to stuff my bread ....

Just like when I'm eating loh bak goh or taro cake , there's something about eating savoury breads with a cup or three of milky coffee early in the morning .

I've been planning to use my angel cake pan that I bought for a song last year from Meyer Factory sale when I spied my small baking tins . It has been gathering dust for I don't know how long ....

I love using small baking tins , the baked goodies tend to look nicer when baked in a small pan and well , they are easier to photograph lol

The downside , too many things to wash  after *sigh*

Okay , 4 tins and 2 ramekins are not that much but when you count the bits and ends  ^___^

I don't have to tell you how wonderfully tasty these goodies are ....

Bacon and mozzarella ?  'nuff said !

Check one of my pull apart bread that I baked last year ...


Basic pizza dough ( Please check original recipe @ Delia online )

350 grams all-purpose flour
generous teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
240 ml lukewarm water
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons snipped cilantro leaves

* Preheat oven to its lowest setting and begin warming the flour for 10 minutes then turn it off .

* Sift flour , salt , yeast and sugar the add in the oregano and cilantro , stir to combine . Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour in the oil and water . Use a wooden spoon or a sturdy spatula  to stir in the mixture until it forms a cohesive dough ; use your hand to incorporate some of the mixture that has been sticking to the sides of the bowl .

* Transfer dough to a clean surface ; knead the dough for 3 minutes ( I kneaded mine for 5 minutes ) or until dough develops a sheen and blisters under the surface . Put dough into a lightly oiled mixing bowl and cover with plastic wrap ; leave until doubled in size , about 1 hour at room temperature .

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For the filling :

6 rashers of bacon , cut into ( roughly) 1-inch square
80 grams shredded mozzarella
some pasta sauce

* Lightly oil 6 individual tins or ramekins and set aside .

* Tip dough into the clean surface , knock the air from the dough and knead it for few seconds . Form into an oval and cut in half . Roll the first half into a log and cut into a roughly 30 grams each , do the same with the other one .

* Flatten and stretch each individual dough and add in the filling in the center . Gather the edges of the dough and seal ; gently roll into a ball . Put 3 pieces of filled dough into each of the prepared tins ; brush with some oil . Let rest until doubled in size .

* Meanwhile , preheat oven to 425°F / 220°C . Sprinkle the top with some mozzarella . Bake for 18 minutes or until bread is golden brown . Serve warm or at room temperature .



I'm submitting this post to the blog hop event Cook Like a Star featuring Delia Smith's recipes hosted by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids , Yen of Eat your Heart Out and Mich of Piece of Cake 

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20 comments :

  1. Hi Anne,
    I don't mind having this for my dinner! I'm having leftovers today, sure wish I could have your lovely bread with a cup of coffee. Bacon and mozzarella, they are meant for each other!

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  2. Hi Anne, this is like a mini pizza bread! Yummy filling.

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  3. The QUEEN of bread at work again! Awesome... Would like to have this for afternoon tea tomorrow!

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  4. Anne, your cupbread is so creatively cute :)

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  5. I love every word in that blog post! Plus, I've been looking for a pizza muffin recipe I can freeze for quick dinners - this is perfect!

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  6. This is lovely, Anne! So delicious and soft looking!

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  7. Oh Anne, i LOVE LOVE LOVE pull aparts! And its not easy to find nice savoury ones here in KL. yup, bacon and mozarella is a winnner. The other is spinach and feta :) i am so gonna try this one pronto! Love the photos with the small tins, too cute!

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  8. Hi Anne,

    Bacon, tomato and cheese are always a classic combination... and of course, I wouldn't mind having lots of these filling in my bread too.

    Lucky you having these for your breakfast... Me? Just cereal and milk. *sign*

    Zoe

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    1. Hi Anne,
      Please pass me some of your yummy pulled apart buns.
      Me too can't just bake my buns plain , I like to add on some fillings like you too..hehe
      mui

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  9. These are worth all the dirty pans!!! What amazing bread, Anne!

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  10. This sounds like it is loaded with flavor! Delish!!

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  11. Hi Ann, pass some this way please. Love the bread and the filling. I always love your bread creations because they always look so good.

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  12. Anne, I love this combination and the bread look so lovely. Definitely love to try this for sure!

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  13. i wish to pull some of your yummy bread right now, hahaha..

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  14. I will also prefer filled bread if it come with stuffing like yours especially savory ones :) Yours look so cute!

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  15. Mmm, I like stuffed bread but not my kids, so I usually bake plain bread instead...these looks so good, I just try it and enjoy it for lunch in the office:D

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  16. Oh these look so great! And whata fun way to get the so needed pizza dose?!

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  17. good morning, i made bread quite regular but very seldom with fillings, not that i dont like..sometimes it's just lazy me to get more ingredients. I sure love your bacon and mozarella as filling!

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