Ham and Cheese Pull Apart Loaf


  • 1 × 7g sachet of dry active yeast
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 180ml full cream milk, warmed
  • 50g butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 300g plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Italian herbs
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp full cream milk, for brushing

  • For Filling
  • 80g butter, softened
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp each of parsley, chives and rosemary, finely chopped
  • 6-8 slices of ham, chopped
  • 100g cheddar cheese and gruyère (or mozzarella) cheese, grated

Ham and Cheese Pull Apart Loaf

1 loaf

Recipe by: Justine Schofield



  1. For the dough, place yeast, a sprinkle of flour and caster sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a dough hook attachment. Pour warm milk on top and set aside for 5 minutes until the mixture starts to bubble.
  2. Add in the 50g butter, egg, flour, salt, Italian herbs, paprika, garlic powder and on low speed, knead dough for 3 - 5 minutes until a soft dough comes together. If the dough is sticky, add 1 tbsp of flour extra, this may not be necessary.
  3. In a warm place, put dough in a greased bowl and cover with a tea towel for 1 - 2 hours or until doubled in size.