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Pull Apart Parmesan Bread

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Makes:12 breadsticks
Freezing:not recommended

One whiff of this savoury bread baking in your oven and your guests will be lining up to pull it apart! They’ll especially love the hearty garlic, parmesan and mozzarella topping.



1 1/3 cups 325 mL warm water (105°-115°F/40°-56°C)
2 tbsp 30 mL granulated sugar
2 tsp 10 mL active dry yeast
1/4 cup 50 mL unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup 125 mL grated Parmesan cheese
2 tsp 10 mL dry mustard
2 tsp 10 mL salt
3 cups 750 mL Robin Hood® Nutri Flour Blend™ Tastes like White, plus extra flour for kneading


1/3 cup 75 mL butter
6 cloves minced garlic cloves
1/2 cup 125 mL light mayonnaise
2/3 cup 150 mL grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups 500 mL shredded Mozzarella or Asiago cheese


  1. Sprinkle sugar over warm water and add yeast in a large bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes or until frothy. Stir in butter. With wooden spoon, stir in parmesan, mustard, salt and 1½ cups (375 mL) of flour. Stir in enough of remaining flour to make a soft dough. Transfer to lightly floured work surface. Sprinkling surface with extra flour as needed to prevent sticking, knead for 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place in lightly greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let dough rise in warm, draft-free place for 45 minutes or until doubles in size.
  2. Topping: Melt butter in a skillet on low heat. Add garlic; cook, stirring for 4 minutes or just until mixture is fragrant. Let cool for 2 minutes. Stir in mayonnaise and parmesan. Set aside.
  3. Punch dough down. Divide into 12 equal-sized pieces and shape into 6” (15 cm) long, thick breadsticks. Place on baking sheet, spacing ½” (1 cm) apart. Brush garlic mixture over breadsticks and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm, draft-free place for 45 minutes. Sprinkle with mozzarella or asiago cheese.
  4. Preheat oven to 375ºF (180ºC).
  5. Bake in centre of preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden on top and puffed. Serve warm.

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