Baked cheese bread flower

This fabulous cheesy pull-apart sharing bread is perfect for the party season. No one can resist melty camembert and golden dough balls

  • Prep:45 mins
    Cook:40 mins
    plus proving
  • Serves 8
  • More effort

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 456
  • fat 19g
  • saturates 11g
  • carbs 55g
  • sugars 8g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 16g
  • salt 2.4g


  • 100g butter, softened
  • small bunch rosemary sprigs, leaves picked and chopped, plus extra sprigs to decorate
  • flour, for dusting
  • 880g ready-made pizza dough, defrosted if necessary (we used The Northern Dough Co), or make your own
  • 150g cranberry sauce
  • 250g box camembertor chaource (or vegetarian alternative)
  • oil, for drizzling


To make ahead

Shape the dough, then remove the cheese (but leave the box in place). Wrap the dough in oiled cling film and freeze for up to two months. Defrost at room temperature, or overnight in the fridge, leave to prove, then slot the cheese back into place and bake.


  1. Mash the butter, rosemary and some seasoning in a bowl. On a lightly floured surface, cut the dough into four sections (it will already be divided if you’re using ready-made pizza dough). One at a time, roll out each piece of dough to a thickness of about 4mm, keeping the pieces you’re not using covered. Use a 7cm cutter to stamp out 30-36 circles.

  2. Spread the rosemary butter over half the dough circles, then spread the cranberry sauce over the remaining rounds. Fold each circle in half and bring the two points together like a fortune cookie; these are the ower ‘petals’.

  3. Line a large baking tray with parchment. Put the cheese – in its box but with the lid removed – in the middle of the baking tray. Arrange a ring of dough petals around the box, alternating the rosemary butter and cranberry sauce fillings. Tuck the pointed ends neatly under the box. Arrange another ring of petals around the first, this time tucking the pointed ends under the row in front. Repeat with the remaining dough petals to create a neat ower pattern. Loosely cover the tray with oiled cling film and leave somewhere warm to prove for 30 mins, or until almost doubled in size. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.

  4. Remove the cling film and slash the top of the cheese a few times. Poke in the rosemary sprigs, drizzle everything with a little oil and bake for 35-40 mins until golden brown. Leave to cool for 5 mins before serving.

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