I have taken two of my older recipes & put them together to make this delicious & crowd pleasing tear & share garlic bread!
Approx cost per batch 41p
Prep (inc proving time) 1hr 45 mins Cooking 25 mins (before adding garlic butter)
450g strong white bread flour
7g sachet dried yeast
1½ tsp salt
300ml warm water
extra flour for dusting
You will also need one quantity of Garlic Butter, click here for recipe.
Place the flour, salt, sugar & yeast in a bowl.
Gradually stir in the water then bring it all together with your hands to form a dough.
On a floured work surface knead the dough for about 5-6 minutes until smooth & elastic.
Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl & leave to rise somewhere warm for about an hour. You want it to double in size.
Remove the dough from the bowl & place on a floured surface again. Give it a couple of quick punches then knead again for about 1 minute. This is called “knocking back” & it's necessary to get all the excess air out of the dough before proving.
Take a square cake tin or baking dish & lightly grease.
Separate the dough into 12 equal pieces & roll into balls. Put the dough balls into the tin, they should be quite close together or just touching.
Cover & leave to rise again for another 30 minutes.
Pre-heat the oven to 180 Fan/200C/Gas 6.
Bake for about 25 minutes until just golden on top. Remove from the oven, don't turn the oven off but turn it down to 140 Fan/160C/Gas 3.
Allow to cool for about 15 minutes then using a small serrated knife make cuts in the top of each roll. Take slices of your garlic butter & push one into each cut.
Cover the tin with foil & put back in the oven for 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven & serve.