Stuffed garlic bread from scratch

Who doesn't love garlic bread.. Omg, am also a die-hard fan of garlic bread and I often make garlic bread @ home for brunch,dinner..whatever, I'll find reasons just to prepare this one. I've made this long ago but the pics got stuck in my H's laptop and I's looking for it on my lappo..How dumb .. Finally found the pics last week and here it is for u guys, now straight to the recipe. If u have any doubts, just shoot me an email and I'll reply ASAP.




Ingredients: 
For Bread:
All purpose flour/Maida -- 2 to 21/2 cups
Yeast -- 1/2 tbsp, slightly heaped
Sugar -- 1/2 tbsp
Warm water -- 1 cup, @ 115 deg F
Extra virgin olive oil -- 1 tbsp + 1 tbsp
Salt -- 1 tsp 
Corn meal -- just enough to sprinkle 
Parmesan cheese -- to sprinkle

For garlic butter :
Butter -- 1/4 cup, @ room temp
Italian herb mix -- 1/2 tsp
Garlic cloves -- 6 nos, minced
Salt -- 1/4 tsp
Paprika / red chilly flakes or pepper powder -- 1/2 tsp, or to taste
Olive oil -- 2 to 3 tbsp 

Prepare the garlic butter:
  • Put everything in a bowl and stir together.
  • Keep aside for later use. 

 


For stuffing:
Olives -- 1/4 cup, chopped
Bell pepper/ Capsicum -- 1/4 cup, cubed (use all colours of bell pepper, looks appetizing)
Corn -- 1/3 cup, boiled or canned
Mushrooms -- 2 nos,cubed
Red onion -- 2 tbsp, cubed 
Italian herb mix -- 1 tsp
Cheese --  1 cup, used Mozzarella, Cheddar and swiss cheese.
Chilli flakes -- 1 tsp, or to taste
Garlic clove -- 1 no., minced
Salt -- 1/2 tsp    

Prepare the stuffing:
  • In a bowl add the olives,corn,bell pepper, herb mix ,chilli flakes, salt and minced garlic.
  • Stir together the veggie's. Cut the cheese into cubes /strips and make it ready.
Method for stuffed garlic bread:
  • Mix the yeast, and sugar in a small bowl, add the warm water and stir together. Keep it aside (just add the proofing mixture directly to the flour without resting.)
  • Combine the salt with 2 cups of flour in a bowl and then pour in the yeast mix, 1 tbsp oil and combine everything together until a soft, sticky dough forms.
  • Continue kneading until the dough is smooth and elastic, adding more flour if needed. 
  • Also do not add too much flour that would make the dough dry. Keep in mind the dough should still be slightly sticky.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl, slightly coat the dough with oil and cover the bowl with a towel or wrap, place the bowl in a warm place. Usually the dough takes 1 to 3 hrs to rise double in size and that depends on warmth of proofing area.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 deg F.
  • Sprinkle the corn meal generously on the baking pan / pizza pan. Place the dough on the pan and punch down the raised dough and roll into 12 inch circle.(Roll it thinly if u like a thinner crust)
  • Baste the garlic butter inside out of the dough (for garlicky flavor) and add the stuffing mix, place the cheese cubes on top and add the remaining stuffing and top with the cheese cubes.
  • Fold the dough in half and press the edges to seal and score to vent.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until slightly golden. Later take the baked bread out and apply the garlic butter liberally on top, sprinkle Parmesan cheese + parsley on top and wrap the bread loosely but completely in aluminum foil and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes @ 400 deg F. 




Notes/Suggestions:
  • Cover the bread completely in foil else it will be over baked.
  • This recipe yields a bigger garlic bread with all the stuffing it's so filling, so please take a note of it.
  • Play around with the stuffing acc to ur taste.
  • Ovens may vary, so keep an eye for the golden colour. Will update the post often for more tips.

Happy Cooking,
Cheers,
Shanavi


25 comments:

  1. garlic bread is my all time favorite, stuffing in it is something really different and interesting Shob, awesomely delicious...

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  2. Ohh girl, u r killing me ..Never say no to this yumm bread!!

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  3. Mouthwatering clicks and superb presentation dear!!! ;)

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  4. Just love this garlic bread..looks delciious and perfect

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  5. Anything garlic is delicious! Your bread looks amazing!

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  6. looks so good ! i agree i don't think anyone can resist garlic bread

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  7. Wow looks so tempting love it spiced up and warm... This post pulls me to play with yeast. Loving your clicks so well captured

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  8. The last picture tells it all.Love the bread.Your page looks stunning.

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  9. Very much tempting.Last pic is mouthwatering.Very well captured.

    http://sabdhaskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  10. looks delicious and tempting..

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  11. Enna Shobana.. Enga irukura kuluruku, ippave sapat supera irukum ..change illa pa, romba tempt panuringa..

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  12. Wow bread looks great, luv the stuffing.

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  13. Delicious bread with yummy stuffing.
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    Am new follower. If you follow back, i will be so happy.

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  14. This is one of yummy crispy bread. love that stuffing.

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  15. Omg, cant take my eyes from the last click, stuffed garlic bread looks fantabulous..

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  16. wowww....this looks amazing..treat to eyes..looks like the one from dominos ...superb dear :) following you :)

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  17. Its just a Wow recipe worth bookmarking ! I am seriously Drooling over the pics. I am definitely going to make it very shortly .. .

    Glad to be your new follower here.. would love to see more such recipes from you :)

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  18. Hi can we freeze the dough and bake when required?

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  19. very juicy..excellent work...

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  20. Yes of course deep bawa , u can freeze the dough ,just stick the frozen dough the night before u intend to use it,will be just fine.

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  21. garlic flavor bread looks so soft and tempting. Perfect breakfast.

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  22. Really tempting and I can imagine the flavor of butter, garlic. yummy.

    first time here. Happy to follow you.

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