I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’ve been struggling with blogging lately. Even though I’ve been making a post every Sunday, I’ve done no more than that for a couple months now.
Part of it has to do with the fact that I don’t eat a ton of sweets anymore and part of it has to do with a lack of motivation. I’m in a blogging rut and I feel like I’m wasting my time if I make a blog post just because it’s been a while. This blog should be fun, not something I feel like I have to do.
I love creating new desserts and photographing them, but I’m just not into it lately. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I don’t always have a lot to write. It’s hard to create a blog post centering around a dessert and make it interesting (although, tons of great bloggers do it all the time). I’ve contemplated a blog change recently, but I haven’t come up with anything yet. So, until then, just stick with me. I’ll continue posting, and I’m sure this rut will pass!
Anyway, I made this cheesy garlic pull-apart bread last week after I found Something Swanky’s Quick Bread Dough. Oh. My Gosh. This recipe is amazing! I’ve used it 5 times since I made this bread. I made cinnamon rolls, cinnamon pull-apart bread, and pizza 3 times. I made all of these things in under an hour… seriously, you have to go check out the recipe.
This bread was amazing. I took the first pictures when they came out of the oven (couldn’t wait to eat it…note the bad pics) and the last picture the next day. Kellen and I demolished 3/4 of the loaf in one sitting. De-li-cious!
All you bloggers out there- have you gone through a blogging rut before? What was your solution?
- 1 tbsp active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water (think warm bath water)
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp olive or vegetable oil (use vegetable for sweet bread recipes)
- 2½ cups flour
- 1 clove garlic, minced (or 1 tablespoon garlic salt)
- 2 cups shredded cheese of your choice
- Proof the yeast using the oil and sugar. (Something Swanky has instructions on how to do that here: http://www.somethingswanky.com/basically-perfect-bread-dough/)
- Mix the salt into the flour in a stand mixer bowl.
- After the yeast has proofed, add the yeast mixture to the flour. Knead until a dough forms, and then continue kneading for an additional 5-6 minutes until dough is elastic.
- Cover and let rise for about 10 minutes.
- Roll out to about ¼ inch thick.
- Brush butter on the dough. Then sprinkle with cheese and garlic.
- Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into slices that will fit into your loaf pan. Stack in groups of 6 and set in pan.
- Grease a loaf pan and stack the pieces in until it’s full. (I sprinkled a little more cheese over the top)
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes.