Pull-Apart Parmesan Dill Bread or Cinnamon Bread


This was the second day of the new semester and I decided to mix it up a little bit.  Why not have a demo right off the bat?  Make it more interesting .  We don’t have to do the same old stuff.   Show the students what the class is really about.  Have some fun.  Eat some food.  And that is what we did! 

It was a great day in the classroom.  I felt like a move star.  All  eyes were on me.  You could hear a pin drop.  I am serious!!!  You could tell that they were soaking in every word that I was saying.  That is what I live for as a teacher.  You just know at that moment that you are doing the right thing.  Now mind you it may not happen this way for a long time, but today it did.    I could feel the excitement.  The comments that the students made about the class– it was music to my ears.  

I did not make anything spectacular.  I just used a can of refrigerated biscuits and made something a little different.  The recipe came out of a textbook we used a few years ago.  It is not that healthy, but it is quick and good.   I made two variations.  One savory Pull-apart Parmesan Dill Bread and the other sweet Pull-apart cinnamon and sugar bread.  They both are very good.  

So here is what we cooked up today in my class.  I hope that you will try these and enjoy! 

12 oz. can of refrigerated biscuits cut into quarters

 Using a pair of kitchen shears cut 12 oz. of refrigerated biscuits into quarters. 

Mix 2 Tablespoons of Parmesan Cheese and 1/2 teaspoon of dill

2 Tablespoons of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

 Or if you are making the sweet side of the bread mix together 2 Tablespoons of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. 

Melt 1 1/2 Tablespoons of butter and coat the biscuits

 Melt about 1 1/2 Tablespoons of butter or margarine in a small bowl.  Coat the quartered biscuits in the butter.  I found that you can only put a few in at the time. The butter will help the cheese or sugar to stick to the biscuits. 

Put seasonings in a bag and coat the biscuits

This is another thing that I love about teaching.  Students see things that teachers don’t see at the time.  When I am giving a demo I am really concentrating on following the recipe, cleaning up and being ready for the next class.   In other words my thinking is really one tracked.  Thank goodness for students that think outside of all of that. 

That is what happened this morning.  The recipe did not call for you to put the seasonings in a bag and shake to cover, but to put them in a small bowl .  WRONG!  Putting them in a bag was much more efficient.  So thanks to a young gentleman in my first block we changed the recipe to be much more efficient. 

Grease an 8 inch cake pan

Parmesan and dill bread ready to cook

Cinnamon and sugar bread ready to cook

Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.  Turn upside down on a serving plate.  Pull apart to serve, or cook for 5 minutes before cutting into 8 wedges. 

Bake for 12- 14 minutes at 400 degrees

This is the  Parmesan Dill  pull apart bread! 

Here is the Cinnamon sugar Pull apart Bread

 I feel good about today.  Here’s hoping that you had a great day,too!  Here you go with the recipe.  Enjoy! 

Pull-Apart Parmesan Dill Bread 

  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 package (12oz) refrigerated biscuits
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Margarine or butter, melted

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Lightly grease 8-in round cake pan.  In a small bowl, stir cheese and dill until combined.  Cut biscuits in quarters.  Add a few biscuits at a time to margarine, separating pieces with fingers.  Add cheese mixture and toss with fingers untill all pieces ar coated.  (  I put everything in a bag and shook until all the biscuits were coated.)  Arrange in one layer in prepared pan.  Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.  

Bad News:  70 calories per serving, 2 g. protein, 9 g carbohydrate, 3 g fat, 215 mg sodium, 0 g fiber 

Happy Cooking, 

The Teacher Cooks



Filed under Biscuits, Bread, Cinnamon Rolls, Cooking, Recipes, using refrigerated biscuits

27 responses to “Pull-Apart Parmesan Dill Bread or Cinnamon Bread

  1. shane davis

    Hey Mrs lupo I hope you had a great holiday and new years imari and i really miss your class but we still check the blog and try to make some of your recipes off of here but yea, much love from your favorite student and enjoy the snow day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. It must be so rewarding to be a teacher indeed, esp when you teach good food. your students get to reap off from you hard work right away!
    The pull-apart bread looks So good….no wonder your students were entranced!

  3. Great idea on the bag! Love the candor;).

  4. Sarah jeffery

    When I got home from school after seeing and tasting it I had to tell my whole family about.Its really simple and easy to make I think I’m going to try it this weekend.But I’m thinking about switching the dill for garlic and then you would have Pull-Apart Parmesan and garlic bread. 🙂

  5. looks like a nice recipe when cooking for a crowd, adn very adaptable. I like the dill ones!

  6. bread rolled around in cinnamon sugar is always a winner with me. the trouble with the pull-apart form is that i just keep pulling… 🙂

  7. Marianna Martin

    The parmesan and dill was my favorite I asked my mom that day could she run to the store so I could try and make it too, although I don’t mine would look as good as yours.

  8. Rachel Smeltzer

    This bread was sooo good!(: I’ll have to make this at home sometime!

  9. tommie harris

    These were really good. They both were delicious!!!!!

  10. Marianna Martin

    hey mrs lupo i really did like the pull-apart bread it was delish (is that a word) but i found some healthy ways to make our pancakes. They’re called Lemon Buttercream Pancakes with blueberries, I googled “what are some fruits to put in pancakes” and clicked the second link.

  11. Haylee W.

    The cinnamon ones were my absolute favorite. But both were very good. 🙂

  12. Brittany - 1st Block.

    I personally would enjoy the cinnamon bread better, due to my sweet tooth (: But, the both look delicious!

  13. Marianna Martin

    This is the third time I’ve commented on this, i feel like i’m stalking this recipe but i really did enjoy myself just by watching you make them.

  14. Chelsea M

    the cinnamon ones were my favorite!

  15. Tatiana G 1st period

    I never seen anything like this before. It looks so tasty and creative. I think this is such an unique receipe

  16. chasity wilson

    these were good and interesting to try .

  17. Alexis A

    I loved the cinnamon pull-aparts ths most. They were delicious.

  18. Rachel S.

    these were so good! But the cinnamon biscuits were amazing!!(:

  19. anna lester

    these were pretty awesome for like the first week of school!

  20. mike "Da Beast" Neal

    the dill bread was unexpectedly delicious

  21. danielle r.

    I like the cinnamon ones better, but they both were delicious!!!

  22. amy willoughby

    these look yummy 🙂

  23. Andre Carter

    i would rather have the cinnamon ones…they look gooooood

  24. Sarah Jeffery

    These were yummy but the cinnamon kind was my favorite. 😀

  25. Lexxi

    these were different but i loved them.

  26. Vaida R.

    These biscuits tasted fantastic! They were also easy to make.

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