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Pull-Apart Cheesy Pesto Bread

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This is bread – cheesy bread smothered in rich pesto. Nuff said. Open a bottle of wine. Enjoy.

Seriously, only a few ingredients and quick to make and very good. Now….drink that wine with a cheesy pesto ball. …. .

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Pull-Apart Cheesy Pesto Bread

 

Ingredients:

 

1 2/3 cups bread flour (plus a bit for dusting)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon yeast

6 oz. warm water

1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil (and a small amount for greasing)

6 oz. pesto

grated sharp cheddar

grated mozzarella

 

Directions:

 

Combine the flour, salt, and yeast together, then form a well in the centre. Add the water and 1 teaspoon of the olive oil and stir until the mixture holds together.

Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 7 – 10 minutes.

Put the dough into a bowl greased with olive oil, cover with cling film, and allow to rise in a warm place for 1 hour.

Knead the dough again for another minute or so, then form the mixture into 18 even-sized balls.

Coat each dough ball in a generous helping of pesto.

Place the dough balls into a large cake tin, cover and rise for another hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cover the dough balls with the cheddar and mozzarella cheese, and bake for 20-25 minutes.

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