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Hearty Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

Hearty Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

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This weekend I was in Essen to eat. There was a monthly potluck brunch and I brought my tortellini salad with tofu mayo. I also thought of pizza pull-apart bread and put the idea to action in the morning by making a yeast dough. Unfortunately it was too cold in my apartment so it took 1 1/2 hours to let the dough rise. This is why I was half an hour late for brunch. But it was worth waiting! Look how great it turned out!

It is soft and fluffy from the inside. The vegan mozzarella is stretchy and the tomato sauce makes the bread juicy and spicy. Sooo yummy, I will definitely make this more often!

Have fun baking this bread!



5.0 from 1 reviews
Hearty Pizza Pull-Apart Bread
Gang/Type: Snack
Ergibt/Yield: 1 Bread
For the cashew mozzarella:
For the dough:
  • 500 g (17.6 oz) flour
  • 1 pk dry active yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • about 300 ml (1 1/4 cup) lukewarm water

For the tomato sauce:
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) tomato paste
  • 200 ml (3/4 cup plus 1 tbsp) water
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pepper

  • 1 bunch basil
  1. Make the cashew mozzarella first. Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth. Then add the psyllium husks and mix in for a few seconds. Pour the mass into a greased square plastic container and refrigerate for 2 hours to firm.

  2. For the yeast dough thoroughly knead all ingredients until a soft dough forms. I put it in my machine for at least 5 minutes. Dust with flour, cover and let rise in a warm spot until it doubled its size. It usually takes 1 hour with me.

  3. For the tomato sauce put all ingredients in a shaker or screw top jar and shake until combined. Roughly chop the basil. Grease a loaf pan (25 cm - 10 inches).

  4. Roll out the dough on the dusted counter in a rectangle shape 0.5 cm (0.2 inches) thick. Spread the tomato sauce on and drizzle over the basil. Remove the cashew mozzarella from the container and cube it with a knife. Arrange the mozzarella cube evenly on the pizza - it is very sticky… But you have to go through this!

  5. Now it gets messy: Cut the pizza with a pizza roller into squares (about 12 cm x 12 cm - 5 in x 5 in), stack them to a pile and then place upright in the loaf pan. I stacked 5 - 6 squares and then placed them in the pan. It's easier than to try one big pile. It's ok if it is a bit messy in the pan.

  6. Cover the bread and let rise again for 15 minutes. Then place in the lower third of the cold oven and put it on 180° C (360° F). After 45 - 50 minutes the bread is done. If it is tanned enough before that, cover with some aluminum foil to prevent burning.
With a pizza roller it is easy to cut the squares. If you don't have a high-speed blender but a Personal Blender, you can grind the cashews before mixing them with the other ingredients. If you have neither let the cashews soak in water overnight or use cashew butter.
You can also cook "real" tomato sauce like this one: tomato sauce for pizza. Not up for yeast dough? Also try my bread with tomato and vegan mozzarella!


  1. Wednesday March 7th, 2018 / 07:06 PM

    So glad to find you ! Pinning and will be back 🙂

  2. Sunday March 4th, 2018 / 12:39 PM

    Wow, das sieht so pornös aus und klingt auch so. Ich werde es definitiv probieren und mich dann zurück melden!

    • Rina
      Sunday March 4th, 2018 / 12:51 PM

      Liebe Anne,
      Danke für deine lieben Worte.
      Viel Spaß beim Ausprobieren!
      Liebe Grüße

  3. Mascha
    Friday February 16th, 2018 / 06:30 PM

    Sieht klasse aus ? möchte es morgen backen! Meinst du, man kann die Flohsamenschalen durch Leinsamen ersetzen?
    Danke & Liebe Grüße,

    • Rina
      Friday February 16th, 2018 / 06:38 PM

      Hi Mascha,
      mit Leinsamen habe ich es noch nicht probiert. Der Vorteil an Flohsamenschalen ist, dass sie extrem aufquellen. Ich befürchte, mit Leinsamen kriegst du es nicht so fest.
      Viel Spaß beim Backen!
      Liebe Grüße

  4. Christine
    Monday February 12th, 2018 / 01:49 PM

    Sieht das lecker aus!!! Kann man das Brot gut schneiden, wenn es aus der Form ist. Oder gibt es evtl. Empfehlungen für den Anschnitt. 🙂
    Ich freue mich immer so, wenn der Newsletter kommt.

    • Rina
      Monday February 12th, 2018 / 01:51 PM

      Liebe Christine,
      mit einem Brotmesser ist es einfach zu schneiden. Oder du zupft einfach etwas davon ab.
      Liebe Grüße

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