My husband went to University of Wisconsin Madison for college, in Madison they have this amazing Farmers Market where they sell this cheesy pull apart bread that they sell warm and it always sells out…the stuff is amazing! So this weekend he decided to make a replica of it, and it was good beyond description! We brought it over to his parents house where we were celebrated his grandmothers birthday, and we pulled it out of the bag and within 10 minutes it was GONE! The only reason you see a little piece of it in the picture is because as he was about it eat the last bite and I stopped him and told him I needed a picture! So here is the recipe courtesy of my husband.
- 4.5 Cups Flour
- 2 Tsp Salt
- 2 Tbs Sugar
- 1/2 Tsp Garlic powder
- 2 Tsp Crushed red pepper
- 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
- 2 Eggs + 1 egg for egg wash
- 1/2 cup warm water plus 3/4 cup water
- 1 heaping Tbs Yeast
- 12 oz cheese 6 oz Sharp cheddar, 6 oz cheddar
- 1/2 jalapeno
- 2 Tbs Parmesan Cheese plus sprinkled crushed red pepper flakes for topping
- In a bowl combine 1/2 cup warm water, pinch of sugar and yeast. Do not stir, let sit for 10 minutes until it foams.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer add flour, sugar, salt, seasonings, remaining water, oil and egg. Have dough hook attached and stir the ingredients for about 2 minutes. Add yeast mixture. Mix on speed 2 (maximum with dough hook) until dough forms- about 5 minutes.
- Grease a bowl with a little bit of oil, pat the dough into a ball and put into the bowl. Let rise for 30 minutes with a kitchen towel over the top of it. At this point it will be doubled in size. Punch down and fold in the cheese chunks and finely chopped jalapeno and let rise for another 30 minutes.
- Divide down into two, then each half into three and braid (or you can leave it as a ball- it is easier to pull apart if it is braided). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Put dough loaves on parchment paper and let dough rise again for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350. In a small bowl whisk together 1 egg and 1 Tbs water and then brush lightly over the top of the loaves, then sprinkle some Parmesan cheese an a little pit more crushed red pepper flakes. Bake for 30-40 minutes (took us 35 min) until golden brown. Let sit for 15 minutes and then serve warm and watch it disappear!