Sunday, June 24, 2012

Garlic Bread and French Loaf

Very famous, easy and go with anything bread... you need:

all purpose flour 3 cups
salt 1 1/2 tsp
sugar 1 1/2 tsp
yeast 2 tbsp
water for kneading 
egg white 1 beaten

for garlic bread:

soften butter 2 tbsp
garlic minced 1 tsp ( to taste)
parsley/coriander chopped 
cheddar cheese 

mix yeast with water and leave it for 5 - 6 minutes 

mix and add all other dry ingredients together and then add yeast mixture 

and knead with water till soft dough ... knead for 5 - 10 minutes... cover and leave it to rise for atleast an hour

after rise... punch it down.. knead it one more time... make a rectangular shape...

roll it like a swiss roll... give it slits... and brush it with beaten egg cover and leave it for second proofing/rise ... for at least 20 minutes or full rise

bake it on 400 F/200 C till it gets a good golden color on top

Now for garlicy paste... make a paste with butter, garlic and chopped parsley

 diagonally cut the slices of french loaf

 spread the garlic mixture on each slice... sprinkle some cheddar cheese

and bake then on 350 f / 180 C till cheese melts.. and serve

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