While it won't take us back to Disneyland, this delicious Cheesy Everything Pull Apart Bread reminds us of Maurice's Cheddar Garlic Bagel Twists.
In the heart of Disneyland there is a small food cart called Maurice's Treats, that sells Cheddar Garlic Bagel Twists. Maurice is Belle's father. My family celebrated Halloween last year at Disneyland and stumbled onto these snacks one afternoon and within seconds they became one of our favorite foods on the property. They were simply amazing! That is where the idea for this Cheesy Everything Pull Apart Bread was born. My son was super excited when he found this baking after school! It's definitely one of his favorite combinations and sadly one we seldom find. We have cheddar bagels and everything bagels, but not any that combine the flavors into a delicious cheesy masterpiece. He couldn't wait to dig in! This bread is super soft and cheesy with butter, garlic, onion, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, and just a touch of salt baked into each and every layer. While it won't take us back to the magic of Disneyland, it was delightful and certainly brought back some very tender memories. Let's get started!
The first thing you need to do is set out 16 rolls on a cookie sheet that's been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. I cover them loosely with plastic wrap that's also been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray and let them thaw and raise as directed on the package. While they are thawing, mix together some onion flakes, dried garlic, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and a little salt. I usually have a little extra and just keep it in an air tight container to mix into cream cheese or sprinkle on rolls or bread that I am baking.
When the rolls are ready melt a little butter in the microwave. Then take turns rolling each piece of dough into a circle that is around 4 inches across.
Use a pastry brush to spread a little butter over the dough.
Sprinkle a little of your seasoning mix over the top of the butter.
Add a little cheese. I used shredded here, but next time I think I would use thin slices of cheddar. I've seen thinly sliced squares in the super market and I think if I cut those in half and used them it might work a little better because the cheese wouldn't slide to the bottom as much. Either way is fine though.
Now fold the dough in half like a taco, just like this
and stack it in a prepared loaf pan.
Repeat with each roll and keep going until they are all lined up in a tightly in a row.
Sprinkle a little more seasoning over the top of the bread along with any left over cheese. If you have left over butter you can drizzle a little over the top as well.
This is going to be good, so so good! Now bake it for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. It will sound hollow when lightly tapped in the center.
Tasty and gorgeous! Right?! This one is a keeper. Let it cool for just a few minutes before turning the bread out of the pan. Serve and enjoy!
Cheesy Everything Pull Apart BreadServings: 8 | Skills: Beginning | Prep Time: 25 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 20-25 min
Cheesy Everything Pull Apart Bread
16 Rhodes frozen dinner rolls
1/8 cup sesame seeds
1/8 cup poppy seeds
1 ½ Tablespoons dried onion flakes
1 ½ Tablespoons dried garlic flakes
½ Tablespoon Kosher salt
3 Tablespoons butter
1 cup shredded cheese or 8 thin slices of cheddar cut into half
Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place frozen rolls on top of baking sheet taking care to space them out equally. Spray plastic wrap with cooking spray and lightly cover rolls with it. Set rolls in a warm place and thaw as directed on package.
When dough has thawed and doubled in size stir together sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onion flakes, garlic flakes, and salt. Melt 3 Tablespoons of butter in the microwave using 15 second intervals, stirring between each interval. Set aside.
On a lightly floured surface, roll or pat each roll into 4-inch circles. Use a pastry brush to brush the top of each roll with a little of the melted butter. You can also use a spoon to pour a little butter over the top and the back of it to spread the butter around if you don’t have a pastry brush. Sprinkle each roll with a little of the seasoning mixture. Sprinkle with a little cheese. Fold the circle in half so it looks like a taco and place it in a greased 9x5-inch bread pan. Repeat with the remaining 15 rolls, stacking each folded ‘taco’ next to each other. Sprinkle with a little extra seasoning and drizzle a little butter over the top of the rolls. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let sit in a warm place until doubled, 20-30 minutes.
While waiting for the dough to rise preheat oven to 375 degrees. When the bread has doubled bake it for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden and when pressed gently, the top springs back. Carefully brush the top with a little more butter, as much or little as you’d like. Run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the bread and turn out onto a serving platter. Serve and enjoy!