Garlic Bread

Warm garlic bread, sweet hot chilli sauce, homemade mayonnaise, garlic chive butter

My son requested garlic bread, he asked for a whole week. I was a bit hesitant because he is a picky eater and I didn’t want to make garlic bread and he would end up not eating it. I love garlic bread and I was please to see him devour this almost as soon as it came out of the oven.


NOTE: Using garlic chives is optional, I grow a lot of it in my garden and so I used it, it adds more flavour. You can switch the olive oil with vegetable oil. Remember to pan toast your garlic, it enhances the garlic flavour.

Recipe

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (some more to coat your board)
  • 1 cup (240 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 5-7 garlic cloves, pan toasted and finely crushed
  • *1 tbsp chopped fresh garlic chives (optional)
  • ¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • ¼ tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
*I may have to return to make a few adjustments to the measurements in this recipe, I believe I eyeballed some measurements.*

Procedure

  • Sieve flour, make a well in the middle, add all the ingredients in, and mix in.
  • Knead the dough until elastic and smooth either by hand or with a dough hook in a mixer. Dough might be a little soft, if it is sticky and a some flour .
  • Oil a bowl and place the dough in it. Leave it in a warm place to double in size
  • Once double, knock out the air, on a floured board knead the dough once again till soft.
  • Divide the dough into 8 parts, shape into individual rolls. Place them on a lined baking tray
  • Leave the rolls to raise
  • Set oven to 350°c
  • Bake bread first for 15 mins, egg wash and bake for another 10- 15 mins.
Pan toasted slices of garlic bread

Serve warm with some herb butter. Or with a hot dip or homemade mayonnaise.

Pan toasted garlic bread spread with herby butter

Author: Omolabake for #OunjeAladun

Food should be an experience, one to be savored, explored, experimented with, played with and expressed. I hope I can take you on different parts of my journeys with food through Ounje Aladun. I'm Omolabake Bode-Matthew, a Foodie, Gardener, Entrepreneur ( I run a healthy beverage options company Fontaine De Vie), Mum, Wife, Lawyer by certificates lol, pretend art enthusiast, lover of good music, can't sing, can't dance... And I welcome you to my blog.

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