Herb Elephant Ears

//Herb Elephant Ears
I’m loving this bread and have been busting to show you! We had this with pizzas last night as something a bit different to garlic bread.
 
The layers just peel away from each other. The top is so yummy and crunchy and the bread is so soft and flavoursome.
 
This is a super easy and very quick way to put together a pull apart loaf.
 
 
 
 
 
Herb Elephant Ears
Serves 6
A yummy thin pull apart style bread. Perfect on pizza night or alongside soup.
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Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
2 hr 15 min
Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
2 hr 15 min
Dough
  1. 450g lukewarm water
  2. 750g bakers flour
  3. 3 teaspoons yeast
  4. 1 teaspoon of salt
  5. 3 teaspoons of bread improver, optional
  6. 1 tablespoon dried or fresh mixed herbs, I used a dried garlic herb blend
Filling
  1. 125g butter
  2. 80g cheese, cubed
  3. 4 small cloves garlic, peeled
  4. Basil, to taste
  5. Parsley, to taste
  6. Cracked pepper, to taste
  7. Pinch of salt, if needed
Dough
  1. Add the ingredients in this order: water, yeast, flour, improver, herbs and salt.
  2. Blitz on speed 7 for 10 seconds to roughly combine.
  3. Lock lid and use the kneading function for 6 mins.
  4. Remove dough and place into a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with cling film and place into a warm spot. I use the front seat of my car or a warmed oven.
  5. Leave this to rise for approximately an hour or until doubled.
  6. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Spray a loaf tin with olive oil.
  7. Place all filling ingredients into cleaned bowl. Blitz on speed 6 for 10 secs or until well combined.You may need to scrape down and blitz again quickly.
  8. Roll the risen dough out into a large rectangle approximately 1cm thickness.
  9. Top with butter mix. Don't be shy to use your hands. It's a great way to get a nice even layer.
  10. Cut it horizontally and vertically with your tmx spatula until you have lots of squares. Make sure the squares are no bigger then the width and height of your loaf tin as much as possible.
  11. Pile the squares on top of each other in lots of 3 or 4. Place the lots into the tin side by side lengthways, leaving a little room between each.
  12. Let it rise again for 15-30 mins in the tin then pop into the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes.
Notes
  1. Bread improver is optional however will help ensure your loaf is nice and soft.
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By |2017-06-12T11:23:23+00:00January 10th, 2014|Categories: Bread|Tags: |6 Comments

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Peta
Peta is a mum to three gorgeous and very energetic young boys. She loves everyday food that is achievable for a busy family, and has a passion for involving children in cooking.

6 Comments

  1. Chrissy007 February 19, 2014 at 9:43 am - Reply

    This is so yum. Cooked it tonight and worked perfectly. Exactly as I imagined it would taste and look. Do you have any tips for storing? I have some leftover.

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  3. Alex December 18, 2014 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    Hi Peta,
    I’ve been asked to do this for Xmas lunch, but I know the morning will be so busy!
    Is it possible to do the first rise in the fridge overnight and then allow for the second rise in the morning?
    Thank you 🙂

  4. Ann Egan January 28, 2015 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    These are awesome. I have a bit of a following now. “When are you going to make elephant ears again Ann”. LOL One friend has even made them and loves them. Thanks for a fantastic recipe. 🙂

  5. Angie W March 7, 2015 at 11:35 am - Reply

    I made this last night for the 1st time for a picnic. It is, without a doubt, the BEST thing I have tasted in a long time. My daughters couldn’t stop eating it, and it was all gone once my friends realised how good it was. Can’t wait to make it again. Thanks 🙂

  6. Angie W March 8, 2015 at 10:06 am - Reply

    I made this the other day, and as soon as it was ready I took it still hot to a picnic. AMAZING. Everybody devoured it. Can’t wait to make it again. I might even do it today! Thanks again x

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