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A golden brown pull a part Korean garlic cheese bread.

Korean Garlic Cheese Pull-Apart Bread

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Rising Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Bread
Cuisine Korean
Servings 4
Calories 386 kcal



  • 1 egg large
  • 20 g. sugar
  • 3 g. instant yeast
  • 3 g. Kosher salt
  • 200 g. bread flour
  • 80 ml. whole milk warm ~100˚F
  • 30 g. butter salted, room temperature

Garlic Sauce

  • 13 g. butter salted, room temperature
  • 2 tsp. green onions finely minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp. white pepper
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. mayonnaise
  • 3 slices mozzerella cheese cut into 1/4" strips



  • In a large bowl, whisk the egg. Reserve 1 tablespoon in a separate bowl.
  • To the remaining egg, whisk in the sugar and yeast.
  • Add the bread flour and salt.
  • Add the warm milk.
  • Stir with a wooden spoon until in it forms a shaggy dough.
  • Turn the dough out on to the counter and knead 1 minute to form a ball.
  • Cover the dough with a damp towel and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Knead for 5 minutes or until the surface of the dough is smooth.
  • Press the dough out and add the butter. Pull the dough up and around the dough and knead until fully incorporated. It will initially look like a mess, but it will eventually get absorbed into the dough.
  • Form the dough into a ball and place on a parchment lined baking pan.
  • Cover with a damp cloth and allow to rise in a warm room or in a proofer set to 86˚F/30˚C 1 hour or until doubled in size.

Garlic Sauce

  • In a small bowl combine the reserved egg, butter, green onions, garlic, honey, and mayonnaise. Mix to combine.

Shaping the loaf

  • Gently press out the gas from the risen dough to form an 8" circle
  • Use a pastry cutter or a knife to deeply score 5 vertical lines spaced ~1" apart leaving a ~1" border unscored. Turn the dough a quarter turn and repeat creating a crosshatch of lines.
  • Cover the scored dough with the garlic sauce.
  • Press the mozzerella strips into the seams.


  • Preheat oven to 338˚F/170˚C.
  • Bake 15 minute or until golden. Serve warm.


Calories: 386kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 13gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 535mgPotassium: 129mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 531IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 151mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bread, cheese, garlic, garlic bread, Korean food
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