Next in the series of How to make the Perfect Series, this garlic bread
caught my fancy. While my own garlic bread
or the Domino's Garlic bread
, comes out perfect, I was still intrigued to attempt Felicity Cloake's attempt at making a perfect Garlic Bread. She used the Ciabatta Bread from here
as her base bread and tried couple of other theories before finalizing on a perfect formula.
However when I had checked the ciabatta bread, it required an initial bread starter which takes nearly 24 hour time and that would mean further delay in my attempt at making this. So I had to discard the bread recipe and sort of adapted my own bread recipe and followed the stuffing part from this series.
Nothing beats making your own bread and then garlic bread and the aroma that hits you when it is getting baked is so heavenly that you would be transported to a different world all together!
I was able to make only one loaf and it wasn't just enough for all of us. Konda and Peddu loved it and the best compliment was the fact that Hubby dear thought it was from a store. Couple of days later when I was saying that the kids wanted me to bake another bread, he showed surprised and asked if I had made the bread myself. He wouldn't know as most times he hardly ever gets a share. But I was still quite happy with his verdict.
So this is yet another delicious retake and surely something that I would again make soon.
For the Bread Loaf
All purpose flour - 2 cups
Active dry yeast - 1 tsp
Butter - 2 tsp
Olive Oil - 1 tbsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Milk - 1 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Water to knead
How to make the bread
Proof the yeast by adding warm water, sugar. Keep it covered for 10 mins. Once the yeast becomes active, make the bread.
In a wide bowl, take the flour, butter, salt, and yeast. Mix well. Knead till you get a soft pliable dough. Cover with a wet muslin cloth and let it rise.
After 1 & 1/2 hrs - 2 hrs, once the dough has risen double it's size, punch it down again and knead well. You can add olive oil here and knead to a soft dough.
Shape it as a loaf, add to the greased loaf pan and let it aside to rise.
After the dough rises again, pre heat the oven to 200 C and bake for 20 - 25 mins.
Let it cool down, while you get the garlic filling ready.
For Stuffing Garlic in Bread
Butter - 2 tbsp at room temperature
Garlic, big - 5 -6 cloves
Dry herbs - as required
Mozzarella Cheese - 2 tbsp
Red Chili flakes - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Cheese for topping
How to make the Garlic filling
Grate the cheese and mix with soft butter, red chili flakes, salt and herbs.
How to make Garlic Bread
Once the bread is baked well. Slice through the bread making sure not to go right through the bread.
Stuff the filling in between each slice, then wrap a foil large enough to cover the entire loaf.
Sprinkle the top of the loaf with the remaining cheese, and seal the foil around the loaf.
Bake for about 10 - 15 minutes, then open the foil and bake for another five minutes
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