Sunday, January 6, 2013

My First Recipe of the New Year: Parmesan & Sundried Tomato Pull-Apart Bread

Here's the first delicious recipe cooked in Mama's kitchen, about an hour or two after we welcomed 2013.  After reading Shawna's post about her family's coffee cake, I had two thoughts....

1.  How have I not tried this?

2.  I bet we could make a savory version with Italian spices and parmesan cheese!

With the help of my BFF, we concocted this wonderful creation for lunch on New Year's Day.  We used the method behind her coffee cake, but with butter, cheese, sundried tomatoes, and spices.  The result was trial and error, but without the error (aka AWESOME!).  Like the original recipe, we decided the best way to eat it would be to cut it into as many pieces as there are people eating it. 

(A quick but necessary disclaimer:  this is not a healthy, low-fat recipe.  This recipe contains butter... and cheese... and bread... aka all things delicious and made for moderation.  And for goodness sake, do not type this into Weight Watchers to see how many points/calories/etc. are in this beautiful creation... I don't want to know! )

That being said, here's how Mama and her BFF make it:

Parmesan & Sundried Tomato Pull-Apart Bread


- 18-20 frozen rolls (my bundt pan is slightly smaller than Shawna's so we used less than the 24 her original recipe calls for)
- 3/4 stick of butter, melted
- 3/4 c. parmesan cheese
- 3 T. Italian spice mix
- 1/4 c. sundried tomatoes, chopped


1.  Note:  This part needs to be done the night before if you plan to serve it for lunch or early morning if you plan to serve for dinner.  In your favorite bundt pan, place about 20 frozen rolls (if smaller, use around 18, if larger, you can go up to 24).  Be sure to leave plenty of room for them to rise.  Pour melted butter over the rolls and give it a quick stir to make sure all the rolls get coated. 

2.  Mix together parmesan cheese and spices, then sprinkle evenly over the rolls.

see how much room's left in the pan?

3.  Roughly chop sundried tomatoes and sprinkle over the rolls, being sure to get some down in the cracks between the rolls.  Now go to bed and try to sleep knowing that something amazing is happening in your kitchen!

4.  The next day, or by evening, the rolls look like this!  Like Shawna did with her coffee cake, poke down some of the top ones to make an even bottom when we flip the rolls over. 
I don't know what I love more,
the beautiful morning lighting
or this beautiful mound of rolls!

5.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes.   Allow to cool slightly, then place a plate on top of the bundt pan and turn over to remove from the pan.

a perfect golden brown

place a plate on top of the bundt pan
and turn over, revealing this beauty!

look at that cheese... mmm

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