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.
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
  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
  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
  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.
  1. Bread improver is optional however will help ensure your loaf is nice and soft.
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