• For the dough:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast (one packet)
  • 1 1/4 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • For the filling:
  • 1 head of garlic, peeled and minced
  • 4 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup parmesan, grated
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded


  1. In a bowl, combine warm milk, yeast, and sugar. Once the mixture becomes foamy, gradually mix in the flour and salt. Knead the dough into a smooth ball. Cover and allow the dough to rise for 1 hour in a warm spot.
  2. Meanwhile, make the filling: combine all ingredients in a bowl, except the mozzarella. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to form a rectangle.
  4. Spread the filling over the dough and make sure to leave an inch around the edges. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top.
  5. Roll the dough into a log lengthwise. Slice the roll in half lengthwise leaving one end (about 1 inch) intact. Twist the two sides into a braid, while trying to keep the cut sides facing up.
  6. Grease a loaf pan and place the braided dough inside. Cover and allow to rise again for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Uncover, brush with olive oil, and bake for about 30-35 minutes.