Monthly Archives: December 2012

Garlic Bread

Original Recipe with Beef and Cheese…–n–Cheese-Braid




  • 1/4 oz (8 g) active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 2 oz butter, divided to 1 oz + 1 oz
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 garlic gloves (chopped)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water
  2. Add to yeast mixture with 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt and egg
  3. Melt 1 oz butter and add into the flour mixture
  4. Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough
  5. Turn out onto a floured surface
  6. Knead until smooth and elastic about 6-8 minutes
  7. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top
  8. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 2 hour
  9. In a small bowl, combine 1 oz butter, garlic and basil; set aside
  10. Punch dough down
  11. Roll into a 12-in. x 9-in. rectangle
  12. Cut dough lengthwise into three 12-in. x 3-in. strips
  13. Melt remaining butter; brush some over strips
  14. Divide garlic mixture in thirds and sprinkle down the center of each strip
  15. Bring lengthwise edges together and pinch to seal, forming a rope
  16. Secure one end and braid the ropes together; secure other end
  17. Place on a greased baking sheet
  18. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes
  19. Brush with remaining melted garlic butter mixture
  20. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until golden brown
  21. Slice and serve warm

Next time, I will try putting garlic on top.

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Posted by on December 15, 2012 in Baking, Cafe


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