Garlic Bread

I love to bake and explore new variations in breads. To try any new variety, we need not worry about the recipe. Variety comes with technique and imagination. You just have to learn plain sandwich bread and then let your imagination flow. One can create so many variations in sandwich bread.

A few days back I was planning to bake cylindrical shaped plain bread, but suddenly I thought toΒ change it into flavoured bread.

Which flavour is most popular with everyone in the varieties of bread…

Garlic flavour!
Done!!!

This was the best idea. Then to make it more delicious, I thought to add dried pizza spices.

This idea worked like a charm and during baking my house had wonderful aroma of garlic and spices.

Trust me, those bread coins with beautiful swirls of spices were so delectable.

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Just toast the slices plain or grate some cheese on it and bake them for a few minutes till cheese melts…Β πŸ˜‹ πŸ˜‹ πŸ˜‹Β  Β  Β 

Now who needs garlic bread from Pizza Hut!!

Try this bread once and you will know that I am not at all exaggerating.

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If you don’t have cylindrical shaped bread tin, don’t worry; follow the same process and bake in a rectangular tin. After all, shape of bread is not going to change its taste.

Before you start the process, just go through the postΒ Wheat flour buns with pizza spices (2) (basic tips to follow if following a bread /buns recipe) to clear any doubts.

Measurements for bread tin

11 inch – length
3 inch – diameter

Ingredients :
Garlic butter-Β  You can use store-bought garlic butter or prepare garlic butter at home. Peel and mince 10-12 garlic pods. Heat 4-5 tbsp salted butter in a pan and add minced garlic. Saute this for 3-4 minutes and then sieve it. Home-made garlic butter is ready.

All purpose flour (maida ) 2 +1/2 cups
Milk powder 1/8 cup
Salt 1 tsp
Sugar 1+1/2 tbsp
Instant active yeast 3 /4 tsp
Mixed herbs/spices – as per requirement
Butter/Oil 1 tbsp
Water 1 cup minus 1 tbsp (should be slightly warmer than lukewarm but not hot)

Rest of the ingredients should be on the room temperature.

My 1 cup measures 250 ml

Process :

Take all dry ingredients in a big vessel so that kneading is easy.

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Collect all these ingredients in shape of a rough dough with the help of water. Don’t use entire quantity of water in this step.

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Now keep adding water in small quantity along with oil/butter and knead the dough for 15 minutes or till it gets elasticity.

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Transfer this smooth dough into a big size oil greased bowl. Apply some oil on top of the dough, cling wrap the bowl and keep it in a warm place for first proofing.

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In between, make baking tin ready by greasing it with oil/butter. Remember to grease both the bottom and lid sides.

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After first proofing, take out the dough on clean and oil greased kitchen counter and punch it lightly.

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Collect the dough together, knead it very lightly to make it smooth and spread it as per the size of baking pan.

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Apply garlic butter all over it very generously.

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Now sprinkle spices/herbs of your choice.

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From the top, start rolling it tightly and prepare a log.

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Don’t let the edges be loose – seam them by pinching nicely.

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Keep this seam side down and gently place this log in the baking tin.

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Apply melted garlic butter on top of the log to avoid it drying and close the tin for second proofing.

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Just 10 minutes before second proofing time is getting over, preheat oven at 180/185 degrees.

Second proofing will be over in 20-30 minutes.

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Brush up the log with milk, close the lid and bake it at 180/185 degrees for 40-50 minutes or till the log gets beautiful brown colour. If top of the bread is not becoming brown by the end of the baking time, open the lid and bake it for 3-4 minutes extra. Take out the breadΒ  from the tin and keep it on a cooling rack. Apply butter on hot bread to keep it soft and let it cool down completely.

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Once bread cools down completely, you can slice it, but to get neat slices wrap it in cling wrap with 2-3 layers and keep it in the fridge for at least 3 to 4 hours. Always use bread cutting serrated knife and slice bread by holding it tightly.

Isn’t this a gorgeous bake with beautiful swirls and awesome garlic herbs flavour!!

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Deeksha Pathak

I like reading, watching movies, listening to music, doing some art and craft, cooking, baking and exploring new ideas. Baking is my new passion!!

66 thoughts on “Garlic Bread

  1. I love garlic bread, this looks so beautiful & flavorful. Thank you so much for sharing a detailed recipe with useful illustrations.

    1. Thanks a lot Ronit.
      The aroma of this bread was really wonderful! I believe it was better than pizza, or probably I felt it like this because of new experiment… Lol…

    1. You bet Arv! Nothing can beat the taste and purity of homebaked or homemade food. We just get fresh food from our kitchen which is free from chemicals and preservatives.

  2. Homemade is always its BEST πŸ‘Œ so flavourful and love the most😍 and love the detailed description too😍

    1. Thanks a lot Diane 😊
      It’s available on Amazon but I found it costly there. If possible check with some local baking supply store. Local stuff is equally good and reliable.

    1. For 5 years I had baked in microwave only, so that’s not an issue..
      Baking temperature and time is same for microwave as given in the recipe. Don’t bake on microwave mode, baking in microwave is done on convection mode.

    1. Thank you so much Anne for your lovely appreciation πŸ€—
      Bread slices were really so good that my hubby wished that this bread should not get over fast!!

  3. Thank you so much for this recipe. A few months ago I started experimenting with baking bread. We all liked it and the fragrance of bread baking is heavenly.

    1. Thank you very much for your lovely appreciation Holly 😊😊
      After baking you are definitely going to love the bread. My family was drooling a lot πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks a lot IreneπŸ˜ŠπŸ™‚
      Bread was really good in taste. Bought this tin from a baking institute here in Bangalore . Actually it is old style of bread baking, so not many stores keep it.Though a few people bought it from Amazon. You can also check there.

  4. Dear Deeksha, I love what you said “let your imagination flow” while cooking! I do that all the time… I found the recipe, and learn (roughly) how to make the dish, and then start making food with some other ingredients. ^^

    pizza species in bread! Great idea. I can imagine how satisfactory the bread brings to family and people.

    1. Oh yes, bread brings smile on kids specially if instead of vegetables we treat them with sandwiches… πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚
      And yes, tweaking the recipe is so much fun in the kitchen. I am sure you must be creating wonderful dishes!!

    1. That is the best part of cooking Kamal. We can present same dish in different ways and in this way we are always excited to try it.
      Thank you so much 😊 😊

    1. Thank you very much Diane 😊
      Yes, nowadays this pan is not available in India , till few months back it was there as quite a few people were buying here in India.
      Very sorry, but I don’t know with what name it is called. Just surfing on internet once i saw this pan picture and luckily I found it in my city.

  5. Hi Deeksha, i like this home baked garlic bread because I am a fan of garlic bread! When we are starting any work different types of creativity will be going through our mind!πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™

    1. Thank you very much!
      I believe garlic bread is liked by those people also who do not like garlic. My husband is one of them.
      You are absolutely right,sometimes only by thinking creativity doesn’t click, while working it automatically flows!!

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