Have you ever had pull-apart bread?
An easy, cheesy appetizer for a special family supper, this pull-apart olive loaf strikes a balance between fun and flavour that will keep your whole family happy!
How to Make Pull-Apart Bread
The secret to pull-apart bread is that it’s composed of several pieces of dough separated by layers of cheese or other toppings, and the secret to my pull-apart bread is rather than use regular bread dough, I opt for biscuit dough.
I prefer to use a batch of Pioneer Woman’s self-rising biscuit dough, but you can also use pre-made biscuit dough (such as the 16oz Pilsbury canister). I like to make the biscuit dough with half sprouted flour to increase the nutrients (and make myself feel less guilty about the next ingredient).
The amount of cheese that you can use is personal preference. If I’m making it for Ella and myself, I tend to use about 1 cup but my dad likes his with up to 2 cups of cheese!
And, of course, feel free to substitute the toppings for whichever flavours your family prefers. I often make our pull-apart olive loaf when we’re having puttanesca or Italian wedding soup, so I go for Italian seasonings and toppings that compliment those dishes well.
It’s also fun to sometimes make a sweet pull-apart loaf for dessert or an indulgent breakfast.
I just used a standard-sized loaf pan for my olive pull-apart bread, and though I usually like to line my loaf pans to make clean-up easier, I find the olive oil used to coat the biscuit dough makes that an unnecessary step with this recipe.
I hope you enjoy my easy healthy recipe for olive pull-apart olive loaf and please let me know if you give it a try!