Garlic Bread

Garlic Bread

Garlic bread (also garlic sticks) consists of bread (usually a baguette or sour dough like a ciabatta), topped with garlic and olive oil or butter and may include additional herbs, like chives. It is then either grilled or broiled until toasted or baked in a conventional or bread oven.

 

Some variants are topped with a variety of cheeses, often mozzarella, cheddar or feta. Some restaurants use clarified butter in place of olive oil.

 

In the United States and Canada, garlic bread is often paired with pasta dishes, particularly lasagna and spaghetti.

 

In Brazil the bread is commonly served in churrascarias as an entrée. In Peru it is very common to find in pizzerias.

 

Garlic bread is widely popular across Europe, and is available in many different food shops and restaurants. In the United Kingdom, as in the United States and Canada, it usually accompanies pasta dishes, though it is commonly served in restaurants as an appetiser or side order with any main course.

 

My family loves Domino’s breadsticks a lot, so I tried Garlic Bread Domino's style at home and everyone was so happy, the taste was good. They all enjoyed eating it. By seeing them happy my hard work and efforts to make them pays off. This is now one of my family favourites.

  Recipe Servings: 4
  Cooking time: 50 Minutes

Ingredients

  • All Purpose flour (Maida) - 2 cups
  • Corn flour (makki ka atta) - 1.5 tbsp
  • Lukewarm water - 1 cup
  • Dry active yeast - 2 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Garlic (crushed or minced) - 10-12 cloves
  • Oregano - to taste
  • Red Chilli flakes - to taste
  • Oil (for brushing) - 1 tbsp
  • Salted butter - 1/4 cup or as per taste

Preparation

  • Take a bowl, add half cup lukewarm water in it. Water should neither be hot nor cold. Check it by putting your finger into it.

 

  • Now add sugar and dry active yeast into the lukewarm water and give it a gentle stir. Cover the bowl and let the yeast activate for 15 minutes or until you see bubbles on top and the mixture has become frothy.

 

  • Take another bowl and add 2 cups of all purpose flour (maida), salt, half of the crushed or minced garlic and oil into it. Mix all together. You may also add little bit of oregano and chilli flakes into the batter.

 

  • Now add the frothy yeast mixture into it. Knead it with soft hands and keep the dough very soft. Add lukewarm water if required.

 

  • Oil a big size bowl and place the kneaded dough in it. Oil it from top as well and cover it with a damp cloth. Let the dough rest for 1 hour.

 

  • In a small bowl, add melted butter and remaining crushed or minced garlic. Also add flakes & oregano as per your taste. You can also use the garlic butter if you wish. Keep it aside for later use.

 

  • After an hour, dough will be about double of its size. Sprinkle some corn flour (makki ka atta) on flat counter top. Put some oil on your hands and knead the dough for 5–7 minutes so that it becomes stretchy. Again put it in the oiled container and let it rest for another 30 minutes.

 

  • After 30 minutes take the dough and knead it once again. Apply oil on your hands before kneading so that the dough will not stick to your hands while kneading.

 

  • Divide the dough into 4 equal portions. Take one portion of the dough and keep the other remaining portions covered with a damp cloth.

 

  • Form a circular shape just like a disc or a pizza. Now lift one end of circle to meet the other, forming a semi circle. Gently seal the ends with your fingers.

 

  • Brush the butter-garlic mixture (prepared earlier) on the outer side properly.

 

  • Preheat the oven at 190° C for 10 minutes.

 

  • Take a baking tray and brush it with oil properly. If you like then sprinkle corn meal on it. Also seasoned baking tray. Place the semi circular garlic bread on the baking tray.

 

  • Cut it into bread sticks using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter. Fill the bread sticks gaps with butter- garlic mixture and sprinkle some oregano seasoning and chilli flakes on the top.

 

  • Finally bake it in preheated oven at 190° C for 15–20 minutes or till the crust has become slightly golden brown.

 

  • Time duration varies from oven to oven. Please keep your eyes on the baking tray.

 

  • Once the bread turns golden brown take it out from the oven and repeat the above process with the remaining dough.

 

  • Delicious Garlic bread (Domino's style) is ready.

 

  • Serve hot and enjoy.