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Savory Pull-Apart Loaves


Yield

Makes 24 servings (2 loaves)

Ingredients

Basic Yeast Bread
2 tablespoons dried basil
2 tablespoons rubbed sage
2 tablespoons dried thyme
2 tablespoons olive oil

Preparation

  1. Prepare Basic Yeast Bread through Step 4. Grease two 9X5-inch loaf pans; set aside. Combine basil, sage and thyme in small bowl; set aside.
  2. Divide half the dough into 16 equal pieces. Keep remaining half of dough covered. Form each piece into a ball. Cover with towel on work surface; let rest 5 minutes.
  3. Flatten each ball into 4X3-inch oval. Coat both sides of dough with olive oil. Sprinkle one side of dough with rounded 1/2 teaspoon of herb mixture.
  4. Stand loaf pan on short end. Lay one piece of dough, herb-covered side down, in pan. Stack remaining 15 pieces of dough in pan so that herb-covered sides of dough are touching sides of dough not covered with herb mixture. Cover with towel; let rise 45 minutes. Repeat with remaining half of dough.
  5. Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake 35 minutes or until tops of loaves are golden. Immediately remove bread from pan and cool on wire rack.

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