Sourdough Bluecheese Pullapart Loaf

Today I am going to bake up Bluecheese Pullapart Loaves. Some people call it Bleu Cheese. I developed this recipe for sourdough, but I have memories of commercial yeast pullapart loaves my mother made when I was a child. I put the ingredients into the mixer, mixed just enough to bring the dough together minus the salt, and let rest for 15 minutes (autolysis).

autolysis

 After resting, I added one more cup of flour. The dough is now smoother:

rested

I let the dough raise four hours and since it was a smaller batch than half of the bowl, it was certainly doubled:

doubled

I poured out the dough, added the salt, and kneaded into a ball. Then I let the dough rest for five minutes. At that time I rolled out a rectangle and brushed on butter :

rolled out

I cut the rectangle into 16 pieces and sprinkled on about 5 ounces of crumbled blue cheese:

blue cheese

Using the pastry cutter, stack up each row of four and put the stack into the bread pan:

stack

stack with cutter

When you are done placing all of the stacks into the bread pan it should look like this:

pan of bread

This recipe made two loaves:

two loaves

Here they are baked:

baked bread

baked loaf

crumb bluecheese

The crumb looks velvety and it is because it is covered with butter but there is a fine holey crumb when you tear a piece open. Well there you have it, my Sourdough Bluecheese Pullapart loaves.

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3 Responses

  1. I wish you wouldn’t dangle these tempting goodies in front of me all the time, I keep slobbering on my keyboard. 🙂
    Bill

  2. Oh this is sensational!

    I second Bill’s comments … sourdough, blue cheese … oh heaven!

    🙂

    Carol

  3. Let’s try feta! (goat cheese) OMG I’m going to have DREAMS about this tonight! ;P

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