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Easy pull apart dinner rolls | great for a weeknight meal or a family Thanksgiving meal.
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5 from 3 votes

Pull Apart Bread Loaf

Pull apart bread that's not messy and totally delicious


  • 1/2 C milk 2% or whole works best
  • 1/2 C water
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter divided
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast or 1 packet
  • 2-2 1/2 C all-purpose flour


  • Heat milk, water, and 2 Tbsp butter to 110°F (or to warm but not hot)
  • Pour into stand mixer. Add sugar, salt, and yeast. Allow yeast to sit and "bloom" for 10 minutes or until foamy and smells yeasty.
  • Turn mixer on low. Slowly add flour.
  • Dough should pull away from the sides of the bowl and no longer be sticky to the touch.
  • Cover and allow to rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Roll dough out on floured surface into a 12 x 12 inch square (no need for perfection just approximate)
  • Cut dough into 16 equal(ish) squares.
  • Melt remaining 2 Tbsp butter, and brush dough with melted butter.
  • Grease loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • Placing one piece of dough in pan with buttered side towards the edge of the pan.
  • Then butter the dry side of the dough in the pan (see pictures). Repeat with remaining pieces of dough.
  • Cover and allow to rise 1 more hour or until doubled in size.
  • Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until deep golden brown (if top gets too dark before the inside is done, cover with foil and continue baking until cooked through).
  • Remove from loaf pan and serve hot or wrap in plastic wrap, refrigerate and reheat before serving.