Pull Apart Bread Recipe By Grace Stevens

This pull apart bread recipe is absolutely amazing, every time I make it everyone raves about it and asks me for the recipe – thank you Grace Stevens for sharing it.

This recipe has become a favourite in our home and something I just love making. It has never flopped and always come out perfect.

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Pull Apart Bread Recipe

Pull Apart Bread Recipe


  • 4 cups of floour
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup of butter
  • 375ml milk
  • 10g instant yeast


  • Add the milk, egg and yeast in a jug and mix well.
  • Add the flour, salt, butter and milk mixture to a bowl and mix with a spoon until just combined and it forms a dough
  • Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about two minutes until silky smooth
  • Put the dough back in the bowl and cover with clingwrap – leave it to double in size
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and form into 16 balls
  • Place the dough balls onto a greased baking pan spaced a little bit apart so they are not touching
  • Paint the dough with milk and sprinkle with sesame seeds or grated cheese
  • Cover with a tea towel and leave to rise again
  • Bake at 180ºC for 12 – 15 minutes

I always start making my dough first thing in the morning to give it plenty of time to rise – recipes often say the dough will double in size in about an hour but I find that my dough doubles in about three hours the first time and then the second time when it is on the baking tray it takes about an hour. The weather often also plays a part in how long it takes for the dough to rise.

This pull apart bread is best eaten hot and makes a fantastic side when making soup, it is also a great side dish for a braai or even just to eat on its own.

Also check out Grace Steven’s book on creating your own amazing fondant designs! I love Grace’s recipes and the tips that she shares.

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  1. I shall await feedback from you once you have given this a try.

    I love soft bread rolls, but I make bread rolls at home and add on top vegetables and cheese. It is divine and makes an ideal tea time snack.
    I have seen quite a few shops recently have been making all types or savoury rolls, but not all are soft and fluff, most have a “rubbery” texture.

    I don’t use yeast in my bread rolls due to the waiting period before you can pop them in the oven. I used baking powder instead with a teaspoon of lemon juice.
    With kids around there is not much patience in the kitchen, and whenever I bake my son joins me.

  2. This looks delicious, please share your experience, recipe and method i would love to try this

    • You can follow the recipe in the video Naomi, I make this often and I absolutely love it, especially when I make soup!

  3. This recipe is soo easy I am definitely trying it out tonight ??

  4. Sounds very easy to make
    Thank you so much Lynne I’m definitely going to try this it will surely save us a lot of bread money

  5. Love it. I have to admit I lo e baking but when it comes to bread recipes I am terrible at it, but I shall like to give this one a try as it looks absolutely yummy.

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