Steemit Sandwich Contest Week #80 - Pull-apart Minted Lamb & Cheese SandwichsteemCreated with Sketch.

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Pull-apart bread, also known as monkey bread, bubble bread, jumble bread or even pluck-me bread, apparently originated when baking pans were first introduced in America in the 19th century. Small pieces of dough were rolled in butter before being packed snugly side by side in a baking pan.

Later on people began rolling the little dough balls in sugar & cinnamon to make a delicious teatime treat. It was a firm favorite of Nancy & Ronald Reagan for any special occasion as well as Christmas time and so monkey bread became popular again in the 80s when the recipe was included in a cookery book The White House Family Cookbook.

Here in South Africa we make a sweet bread called Mosbolletjies which was introduced to the old Cape by the French Huguenots settlers.
Mosbolletjies is made with a sweet yeast dough using mos or fermenting grapes as the raising agent, and anise seeds added for flavor; bolletjies meaning little balls.
These balls can be pulled apart (or sliced) and dried in a low oven to make Rusks which can be kept for weeks in airtight containers, especially useful for the early settlers who traversed South Africa in ox wagons seeking greener pastures.

Traditional South African Mosbolletjies
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My Pull-apart Sandwich was made with a mini Pull-apart Cheese Bread; filled with minted ground Lamb, topped with Onions, Mushrooms, crumbled Feta & Cheddar Cheese slices.


Ingredient list:

  • Bread dough
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • Ground Lamb
  • Diced Onion
  • Crushed Garlic
  • Diced fresh Mint
  • Lamb stock & Gravy Powder
  • Sliced Mushrooms
  • Feta Cheese
  • Cheddar Cheese slices

Ground Lamb was sauteed with onions, garlic and fresh mint, lamb stock added and thickened with gravy powder.
Note for those on Keto diet: hubby is on this diet so I took his portion out before adding the gravy powder and served it with baby marrow spaghetti and loaded it with extra cheese; one could also make a lettuce wrap :)

Pull Apart Bread in the making - shape bread dough into little balls, pack snugly in pan

Sprinkle with grated cheese

Bake about 30-40 minutes in 160C fan oven



Cute little buns

Slice in half but not all the way through & fill with delicious ground minted Lamb


Top with Onions, Mushrooms & Feta


Cover it all with a little cheese blanket


Pull sandwich apart into two halves and share it with someone special.

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Good grief! This is unbelievable! You have really outdone yourself with this the monkey cheese bread and the @lizelle!

Ah thank you my friend, it was delicious but so tempting for hubby!

Oh goodness look at the size of the sandwich! You are making my mouth droll with all these goodness!

I am trying to cut down a lot of the gluten side of things and even if I am going to do sandwiches most likely I need to find a way to make it gluten free...

(well until I finish my loaf of bread I got last night haha)

This is great presentation @lizelle! Totally mouth watering!


Wowwww that looks wonderful!
Thanks for sharing your recipe!
My son is sitting next to me and he said 'wow, that looks so delicious!'

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That just looks.... ugh! SOOO GOOOD! I made rusks before and they were so dry. Perhaps I should master the mosbolletjie recipe first. Lol 💓

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This one was good, thank you @princessmewmew! I've made mosbolletjies but with yeast, still easier to make buttermilk rusks though! Thank you so much for your lovely comments and support, much appreciated:)

Howdy lizelle! wow I've never seen a sandwich made out of that kind of bread before and I've never seen a sandwhich made out of minted lamb before either! It all looks wonderful though.

Ah thank you so much @janton, it was delicious indeed!

Howdy again lizelle and good day to you! It did indeed look wonderful! Well done.

Never used ground lamb, this looks to make for a fascinating sandwich, or with a salad as a dinner looks very filling @lizelle