Cheese Olives Pull-apart Bread Recipe


Cheese Olives Pull-apart Bread Recipe

250g (2 cups) all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 large egg room temperature (1 tbsp for egg wash)
1 tbsp sugar
1-1/2 tsp instant dry yeast
42g (3 tbsp) butter, melted.
125ml (1/2 cup) of warm milk

400g Swiss cheese slices + olives
Black pepper + ground paprika or spices/herbs you like.
Except for the cheese, the filling may vary.

All-purpose flour 125 grams for each cup
Pan size: 24 x 11 x 6 cm

Baking temperature: 180°C preheated oven
Baking time: 30 – 35 minutes, an oven may vary.


  1. In a mixing bowl, mix all the dough ingredients until smooth. About 3 minutes use a mixer or longer if using a strong spoon.
  2. Cover and rest for 90 minutes at a warm place.
  3. Use flour to help to shape the dough into a ball.
  4. Flatten the dough into a thin rectangle shape. Layer with Swiss cheese.
  5. Season with black pepper, ground paprika or other spices/herbs you like.
  6. I use a handful of olive slices or use other fillings as you prefer.
  7. Slice the dough into 12 small squares. Stack together and put vertically in a loaf pan.
  8. Cover and let it rise until almost full 30 – 40 minutes. Apply the egg, add grated cheese (optional).
  9. Bake for 30 – 35 minutes at 180°C preheated oven.
  10. Remove from the pan, the best to serve while still warm.

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