Garlic Bubble Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 35 min. + cooling


2 loaves (24 pieces each)

Updated: Oct. 21, 2023
I tweaked my friend's family recipe for pull-apart rolls, and here's the result. This homemade garlic bread loaf is a must for your next pasta night, when everyone will have fun pulling off each rich and buttery piece. —Lynn Nichols, Bartlett, Nebraska


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 cups warm whole milk (110° to 115°)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6-1/4 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, sugar, shortening, salt and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn out on a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  2. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into fourths. Divide each portion into 12 pieces. In a shallow bowl, combine the butter, parsley and garlic powder. Shape each piece into a ball; dip into butter mixture. Place in 2 greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Pour any remaining butter mixture over dough. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  3. Bake at 375° until golden brown, 35-40 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks. Serve warm.

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  • Nutrition Facts

    1 piece: 88 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 119mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.