Garlic Bread Loaf from scratch
This garlic bread is soft, light with a good garlic flavor and taste.
for the garlic bread
small size garlic bulb
whole wheat flour
all purpose flour
dry active yeast
or unsalted butter at room temperature
- add 2 or 3 tablespoon water more, if required
for the garlic butter
(vegan or diary)
5 to 6
- finely chopped
2 to 3
finely chopped celery
salt as required
black pepper powder as required
Roast the garlic on stove top, grill or oven.
Peel when cooled and mash the garlic cloves in a mortar-pestle. keep aside.
Warm 1 cup water. stir 1 tbsp sugar in the water.
Add the dry active yeast. stir and keep aside for 10-15 mins.
making garlic bread dough
Mix both the whole wheat & all purpose flour, salt in a bowl or in a mixer stand fitted with a bowl & paddle attachment.
Add the oil, mashed garlic and the yeast mixture.
Knead the dough with your hands or in the stand mixer. Add some 1 or 2 tbsp water if the dough looks dry.
Rub some water or oil on the whole surface of the dough. Keep in a bowl and cover the bowl with a kitchen towel.
Let the bread dough leaven for 2:30 to 3 hours.
shaping and baking bread
On a work surface, dust some flour if required. Punch the dough. roll into a log. seam the edges.
Place the dough loaf in a greased loaf pan of 9 x 4 inches.
Cover and keep aside for 45 mins to 1 hour. If you want you can brush the bread with some milk.
Bake the bread in a preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes for 180 degrees c.
Remove the bread on a wire rack and let it cool completely before applying the spread.
making garlic bread
In a bowl take the butter or spread.
Beat with a spoon or small wire whisk till the butter or spread has softened.
Add the chopped garlic, celery, black pepper and salt. mix and keep aside.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees c. Slice the whole bread keeping the base intact.
Apply the garlic butter on each slice of the bread on both sides. Apply also on top of the bread.
You can sprinkle the top with sesame seeds if you want.
Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or till the butter melts.
Serve the garlic bread hot or warm.
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