Cheese and garlic bread

Author: Anne Boleyn Serve:4-6 Time: 1h 30′ + 40′

Ingredients

Dough

  • 3 cups or 408g bread (strong) flour
  • 1 tbsp or 9.3 g of instant yeast (12.7 g of active dry yeast, or 25 g of fresh yeast)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp or 15 g salt
  • 1/2 cup or 113 grams of warm milk
  • 1/3 cup or 74 g of warm water
  • 3 tbsp or 35 g olive oil
  • 1 tbsp or 12 g sugar

Filling

  • 1 cup or 83 g of cheese (of choice)
  • 2 tbsp or 35 g olive oil
  • 5 cloves of minced garlic
  • basil to taste

Directions

Combine yeast & sugar with warm milk and water. Wait until it bubbles & foams.

In a separate mixing bowl, combine flour & salt. Add 1 large egg & 3 tablespoons of olive oil.

Slowly add yeast mixture & mix until a dough call is formed. Kned for 9 minutes, covering dough ball with cling film (plastic wrap) & let rise in warm, humid place for 60-90 minutes.

When dough had doubled in size, punch down & roll into a rectangle. SPread olive oil evenly over the dough, tapping with cheese, basil & minced garlic.

Roll the dough lenghwise, creating a log.

Pinch ends and create an “S” or figure ( design.

Tuck the ends of the dough underneath.

With a knife or bread lame, gently slice a line from top to bottom of the bread design.

Let rise for anothe 45-60 minutes.

Bake at 250 degrees Fahrenheit or 180°Celcius for 34 minutes, before removing bread & covering with foil to bake for 25 more minutes. Let bread stand for 30 minutes before slicing.

Enjoy!

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