This savoury pull apart is tasty, fun and versatile. I add a pinch of cayenne pepper in the dough and use ham, capsicum, tomato, olives, mustard and cheese to make a tasty filling. Serve for brunch, lunch, as a snack, at parties or take to a picnic. It is best eaten warm but can be refridgerated. Enjoy!
Ingredients Pull Apart Dough 2 cups self-raising flour (gluten free, if required)
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
60g cold butter (or nuttelex if lactose free)
3/4 cup milk (lactose free, if required)
Savoury filling 1/2 cup chopped ham
1 tomato, diced
1/4 cup red capsicum, diced
1/4 cup kalamata olives, cut
1 tbsp parsley, finely cut
1 tbsp Dijon or wholegrain mustard
Salt and pepper
1 cup grated cheese (lactose free if required)
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Sift the flour, salt and cayenne pepper into a bowl. Add the butter to the flour mixture and use fingertips to combine until it resembles breadcrumbs.
Beat the egg and milk in a bowl. Set aside 1 tbsp of the mixture for brushing the dough before baking.
Use a knife to mix the flour, egg and milk mixture until just combined, taking care not to overwork the dough.
The dough will look lumpy as you start to add the egg and milk mixture but will combine
Put the ham, tomato, capsicum, olives, parsley and mustard in a bowl. Stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Roll the dough into a flat 30cm by 20cm rectangle of even thickness.
Spread the filling ingredients evenly on top. Sprinkle the cheese on top.
Form a rectangle with the dough and spread the filling ingredients evenly on top of the dough
Roll the dough and ingredients into a cylinder starting from the top of the longer (30cm) end.
Gently curve the cylinder into a ring and pinch the ends of the cylinder together to seal the dough.
Roll the dough and ingredients into a cylinder, curve into a ring and pinch the ends together to seal the dough
Use a sharp knife and cut 3/4 of the way down the ring, at 3-4cm intervals.
Cut 3/4 of the way down at 3-4cm intervals around the ring
Pull the slices slightly apart. Brush the ring with the remaining egg and milk.
Pull the slices slightly apart before brushing with egg and milk
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the pull apart turns slightly brown on the top.