Garlic bread is something that everyone likes as a side dish or even as a whole meal in itself. With the addition of cheese, this bread goes to attract a whole new crowd. Make this simple recipe that requires little to no effort but gets you freshly baked garlic bread, right from your home, that is delicious and comforting.
Garlic bread is an Italian origin dish that originated from the humble bruschetta. Garlic bread was a simple garlic flavoured slice of bread that was supposed to be served as a side dish for pasta. It was meant to soak up the excess sauce left over from the pasta. The origin of garlic bread as a separate snack happened in the United States when the garlic bread started to be topped with flavoured butter and other things like grated cheese and became a dish in itself.
There can simply be no excuses for a person to not like garlic bread and that too with cheese on it. It's a simple thing with basic toppings and tastes totally amazing and out of this world. The recipe is simple and requires just 10-15 mins of regular work.
For start, activate your yeast, by mixing it in lukewarm water, sugar and salt. Mix it together and let it sit for a few minutes.
Once the yeast is activated, add refined flour to the bowl. Knead the dough together using a silicone spatula. Cover the dough and let it proof for around 30 minutes.
In a separate bowl, mix melted butter, chopped garlic, parsley, salt and pepper and mix it all together.
Take out the risen dough on a flour work surface. Portion it out into 4 equal pieces, and flatten out one piece.
Place the dough on a non-stick pizza crisper and apply the garlic butter over it generously and sprinkle over some grated mozzarella cheese
Let it proof for 30 minutes and then bake it in a preheated 180 degree oven for 15 minutes.
Once it comes out of the oven, brush it with some olive oil and slice it into desirable sized sticks and enjoy while they are hot.
A cheesy garlic bread can have variations, where the cheese instead of being on top of the bread can also be stuffed inside by spreading it over half the flattened dough and folding the second half over it to seal.