Garlic Bread, now what can I say about this bread. I will happily become the member of any Garlic Bread Lovers Club, if there happens to be one universally. You can have it for breakfast, dinner, appetizer or starter or just plain comfort food at any time of the day. We are all a big fan of it at home and the kids always order in one whenever its time for a pizza dinner. I had always wanted to bake a big pull apart bread that does not involve lots of process and here is what I came up with. Its an eggless bread and loaded with garlic flavor. When both the kids were home last Saturday which is very rare as the elder one always has school on Saturdays too, this is what we made and what’s more important is that we had loads of fun in both making it and polishing it off.
I wanted the bread to be rich in flavor and texture but not exactly dripping with butter. So I halved the butter used in garlic butter and replaced it with olive oil and the below picture is what is the result of it. It still came out spongy and springy to the touch and we cleared up half of it as soon as it came out of the oven and the rest I served for dinner along with some hot soup. The best dinner one could dream of, I promise.
I had been missing out on baking breads for the We knead to bake group owing to laziness and this time I pushed myself not to miss it as well. This is the one of the most simplest of breads that you can bake and if you are afraid of yeast then please do not let it scare you off and let it win. Try this bread as its simple, basic and downright easy.
- While making garlic butter, you can 1/2 cup butter instead of olive oil.
- If using Active Dry Yeast, then you need to proof it before adding to the dry ingredients.
- Instead of using garlic pods, you can also use garlic powder but using pods gives out better flavor and taste.
- The number of rolls will depend on the size of the balls that you make.
- I used Cheddar cheese but you can also use any other cheese of your preference.
- The time taken for the dough to rise or double will depend on the local humidity of the place you live.
- Oven timings will vary accordingly.