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Pull Apart Cheesy Pesto Bread


for 2 servings

  • 2 cups strong bread flour (250 g), plus more for dusting
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • ⅔ cup warm water (150 mL)
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, plus a tiny bit for greasing
  • ⅔ cup pesto (150 g)
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese (30 g)
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese (30 g)

Nutrition Info

    Calories 1106
    Fat 58g
    Carbs 112g
    Fiber 4g
    Sugar 1g
    Protein 34g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. 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.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 7-10 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. Knead the dough again for another minute or so, then form the mixture into 18 even-sized balls.
  5. Coat each dough ball in a generous helping of pesto.
  6. Place the dough balls into a large cake tin, cover and rise for another hour.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C.)
  8. Cover the dough balls with the cheddar and mozzarella.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  10. Enjoy!

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