A much better version than Dominos
I am not a garlic eater, and may be will never turn into one but yes after moving to Pune, I have started accepting it in food served outside ie at a restaurant or a friend’s place as it is a norm to cook with garlic in this part of country. And of course, Italian food is never complete without a healthy dose of garlic.
Cheesy Garlic Sticks | Bread
No pizza order is considered complete without a side of garlic sticks and even I am guilty of enjoying the sticks. Hang me. ;) I have even made Domino style garlic sticks sans garlic earlier here.
But this time round I have used fresh crushed garlic to lend the original taste and flavour. How this change came about? Well it came about when a few ladies from my society were sitting together for a potluck and we discussed the idea of starting a cooking club, where we meet once a month at one member’s house and the host will teach us any dish which she knows well and would love to share her experience and recipe with us.
Grate cheese on top to lend a superb melt in mouth taste
Initially, we were 6 of us but as word got around in 2 days, 4 more members were added and then we had to decide to cap the limit of members upto 10 as it is difficult to teach more members in our personal tiny kitchens. We drew chits and well, first in the sequence was me.
You can add any filling of your choice
Expectedly everyone wanted to learn baking, and then zeroed it on garlic bread as it is universal love. It was a pleasure to see ladies go home and try the recipe and had superb success. I could never have been happier.
Make your garlic butter for the best taste
I turned to my first yeast success recipe of pull-apart rolls to initiate them into yeast, if it worked for me, I was sure it will work for them. And I was right.
Here we go –
Cheesey Garlic Sticks | Bread
A perfect side-dish for the pizza or just for the love of garlic. Fresh and home-made.
For the Dough -
- 3 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons of warm water
- 1 tablespoon of instant yeast
- 11/2 teaspoon of salt
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 2 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil
For the Garlic Filling -
- 100 grams of butter
- 1/2 cup of chopped fresh coriander
- 2 pods of garlic, crushed
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- dried herbs or oregano as per taste
For the Dough -
- In a medium bowl, add sugar and warm water. Sprinkle instant yeast on top. Do not disturb and allow to proof for 5-8 minutes.
- In the meanwhile, mix flour and salt together in a large bowl. Add 1 1/2 tabelspoon oil to the mixture.
- Pour in proofed yeast and mix in using a spatula. Coat your fingers with remaining oil and mix in the flour again using your finger tips. Knead well till the dough starts springing back upon pressing, about 5-6 minutes.
- Place the dough in a large oiled bowl and turn it over so that it is coated evenly with oil. Cover the bowl with cling film or wet towel. Allow it to rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes
For the Filling -
- Mix all the filling ingredients except cheese in a bowl and set aside.
Assembling the Garlic Sticks -
- Remove the dough from the bowl and punch it down. This is the fun part! Divide the dough into 4 equal portions.
- Transfer one portion of the dough onto a floured surface and roll it gently into a disk about 1/2 inch thick. Apply more flour but sparingly if the dough is sticky.
- Spread 1/4th portion of the filling using the back of a spoon or a knife. Sprinkle some grated cheese on top.
- Turn over one half of the disk onto the other to form a semicircle. Transfer this to a baking tray covered with parchment paper and sprinkled with mixed herbs or oregano and some grated cheese. Using a dough scraper, gently cut the semi-circle into sticks. Do not separate each stick but allow them to rise for 20 minutes in a warm place as semi-circle only.
- Repeat for remaining 3 dough balls.
- Meanwhile pre-heat the oven to 180 degree C. Bake for 15-18 minutes until the bread becomes golden brown. Serve warm.
You can make the same recipe into pull-apart rolls or replace the filling with your choice of ingredients like pista, raisins, cinnamon, powdered sugar, etc
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Warm and cheesy to tempt your taste buds