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Desi Garlic Bread From Scratch

Indian style desi garlic bread just for you.

food

Desi Garlic Bread From Scratch

Indian style desi garlic bread just for you.

Ingredients

For batter

  • 4 heads of garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon green garlic, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 tablespoon crushed black pepper
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • ½ mozzarella & processed cheese

For baguette

  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast*
  • ¼ cups bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 cups cool water (you may not need all of the water)

Steps

For batter

  1. Cut the top of each head of garlic, and drizzle with olive oil. Wrap in aluminum foil and roast at 400°F for 1 hour.
  2. Add butter, salt, green garlic, and crushed black pepper into a bowl. Squeeze in roasted garlic, and mix until fully combined.

For baguette

  1. Measure the warm water in a small bowl and sprinkle the yeast on top. Set aside and allow the yeast to dissolve and become foamy.
  2. Measure the bread flour into a large bowl and stir in the salt.
  3. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, and stir in the dissolved yeast.
  4. Add the cool water, a little at a time, while stirring, just until a stiff, shaggy dough has formed (you may not need to use all of the water).
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow it to rest for 30 minutes.
  6. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface, and gently press it into a rectangle and fold into thirds. Turn 90 degrees and repeat.
  7. Place the dough in a large oiled bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Allow it to rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk (about 1 to 2 hours).
  8. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions, and shape each one into a long loaf (about 15-inches long and 1 1/2-inches in diameter), with pointed ends.
  9. Place the loaves on a floured towel, cover with oiled plastic wrap, and allow to rise until doubled in bulk (about 30 to 45 minutes).
  10. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F, and place a pan of water on the bottom rack.
  11. Uncover the baguettes and transfer to lightly greased baking sheets.
  12. Sprinkle with flour, and make 4 elongated slashes down each one with a lame, razor, or sharp knife.
  13. Bake the bread until crusty and brown. The baguettes should give a hollow sound when tapped.
  14. Half the baguettes, and brush with garlic butter. Add cheese
  15. Bake in 400°F oven for 15 minutes until golden.
  16. Slice baguettes into segments, serve, and enjoy!