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Sourdough Discard Garlic Cheddar Pull Apart Bread

This garlic cheddar pull apart bread is jam packed with umami and buttery garlicky goodness. Fun to peel and share-- perfect side for family meals and gatherings.
Keyword: bread, sourdough, sourdough discard
Servings: 4 mini bread


Garlic butter

  • 4 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 100 g butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 100 g active sourdough discard or starter
  • 110 g bread flour
  • 15 g cornstarch
  • 60 g evaporated milk
  • 4 g salt
  • 15 g sugar
  • 22 g garlic butter


Make the garlic butter

  • The night before, make the garlic butter. Mince garlic and brown in a pan with butter. Season with salt and let rest overnight at room temperature for the flavors to marry.

Make the bread

  • Warm up the milk in a microwave. Add salt and sugar. While the mixture is warm (but not too hot to touch) mix in sourdough discard until evenly combined. Add cornstarch followed by flour and knead until a rough dough forms. Add garlic butter and continue to knead until smooth and elastic. Cover and let rise for ~3 hours
  • Roll out the dough into a rectangle. Brush with garlic butter and sprinkle with cheddar. Cut into rectangles slightly smaller than your baking dish. Loosely stack the bread strips and let rise ~2 hours or until it looks puffy.
  • Preheat oven to 350F. Bake for 25 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Let cool and brush with more garlic butter


Base dough recipe adapted from shebakessourdough