Introduction: Pull Apart Garlic Bread Recipe

About: Hey y'all! My name is Lydia and I want to share my passion for cooking/baking with everyone!

Anything that has garlic and bread in it, has my name written all over. This Pull Apart Garlic Bread is no exception! It’s soft, fluffy, addictive and buttery with a slight hint of garlic, pure deliciousness! By now it’s safe to say I love to make anything that consist of bread. You can skip the bread flour and use all-purpose flour and then the ingredients are really basic. If you want to learn how you can make your own Pull Apart Garlic Bread, follow along step by step and check out my video. Let’s go!


Step 1: Ingredients

The Bread

  • 1/2 cup (188 g) warm water
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon (12 g) white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (14 g) unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup (118 g) milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups (298 g) bread flour


  • 4 tablespoons (57 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon (2.5 g) freshly chopped parsley leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced

Step 2: Grease Loaf Pan and Activate Yeast

Grease a 8x4 in loaf pan and set it aside. Add warm water to the bowl of a stand mixer (or a measuring cup) fitted with dough hook. Add in the yeast and sugar and stir gently to combine with the water. Allow to rest for 10 minutes until foamy.

Step 3: Add Butter Milk and Salt

To the standing mixture add in butter, milk, salt and turn mixture on slow to combine.

Step 4: Add Flour

Slowly add in the flour and then knead for 7-10 minutes. Dough should not be sticking to the bowl.

You can use all-purpose flour. If you are using bread flour, you might need to add a few extra tablespoons of water

Step 5: Make Topping

In a small bowl, combine the butter, salt, parsley leaves, and garlic.

Step 6: Cut Dough

Take dough out of standing mixer bowl and form into a ball, the dough should be stiff and not sticky. Cut dough into small round pieces.

Step 7: Dip Into Butter

Roll dough into small balls and dip dough into the butter mixture.

Step 8: Arrange and Rest Dough

Arrange the dough balls in the prepared loaf pan. Cover loaf pan and allow dough to rest and rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Meanwhile preheat oven to 350 degrees F, 15 minutes prior to the full rise.

Step 9: Bake

Bake at 350-degree F (177 C) for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven.

Step 10: Baste

Baste the loaf with the leftover butter mixture, I warmed mine up and then baste the top of the bread.

Step 11: Enjoy!

Enjoy this Pull Apart Garlic Bread!

Step 12: Video Tutorial

If you prefer a video tutorial, you can watch it here!