pesto, salami and black olive tear and share bread
Somewhat inspired by recent challenges on Great British Bake Off, I thought about making some tear and share bread. When left to my own devices things often take a Mediterranean direction. I’d not tried tear and share (or pull-apart to my American friends) before so started with a basic bread recipe and moved out from there.
I was off round a friend’s so though about taking some nice savoury bread with me. (As it turned out he cancelled so poor old me, I had to eat the whole thing myself.)
I started with a standard yeast dough, no surprises here.
Left to rise until doubled…
Folded in my deli ingredients and shaped. I made the swirls first (just a sausage shape wrapped around itself – I’ve been making my daughter’s hair into a bun lately so it kinda reminded me of shaping that). The leftover dough was left as a round roll in the centre.
And whaddya know, it turned out great.
I’ll definitely be making variations on this tear and share recipe again. PS. I was making mine ready for about 8 people so made a fairly large one (about 30 cm across!), so do scale up / down your ingredients as required.
Want more bread recipes?
Try my tiger bread
Or for a special occasion, Heston-inspired mushroom parfait and walnut bread
My Custard Pie’s courgette loaf looks like a right treat
Something sweeter? Try Utterlyscrummy’s cinnamon pull-apart bread
Perhaps a more recognisable deli-topped bread? Check out Greedy Gourmet’s artichoke and sun-dried tomato pizza