Cheese and Garlic Crack Bread (Pull Apart Bread)


  • 1 crusty loaf, try the Deeghuys Ciabatta Loaves
  • ¾ cup shredded Mozzarella cheese (or other melting cheese)
  • Garlic Butter – 100 g unsalted butter, softened; 2 garlic cloves, minced; pinch of salt & 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped.


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Melt butter and then mix in other Garlic Butter ingredients.
  • Cut the bread on a diagonal into 2 cm diamonds but do not cut all the way through the bread.
  • Use your fingers or a knife to pry open each crack and drizzle in a teaspoon of butter and stuff in a pinch of cheese.
  • Wrap with foil and bake for 15 min until the cheese has mostly melted, then unwrap and bake for 5 min more to make the bread nice and crusty.
  • Serve immediately.