This bread is so, so good. It really is gorgeous. Now that might sound a bit cheeky to talk about my own recipe in such a confident way but it really isn’t. Nor is it being arrogant in any way. I cook a lot of bad stuff. In fact nearly everything I make is probably wrong in one way or another. This however just worked beautifully. Just thinking about this bread makes me want to eat it right now.
I used my basic white yeast bread for this Garlic Bread. After kneading and resting your dough, place it on a floured counter and follow the method below.
Roll your dough into a large rectangle (approx. 30cm width, 60cm length and 1cm thickness). No need to be too exact here.
The filling for this bread is a garlic butter which is very simple to make. I didn’t follow any recipe and never measured out my ingredients so I can’t give you any quantities. However it really isn’t important. What I did was simply mix a good amount of softened butter in a bowl with some finely crushed garlic, chopped basil, drop of extra virgin olive oil, a handful of grated parmesan and a tiny pinch of salt.
The flavoured butter was spread over the dough, with a small border around the edge left unbuttered.
Twas then rolled up tighter than two coats of paint.
The roll was then cut it into thick slices and placed on a baking tray (no need to grease the tin). The bread got baked in a hot oven for about 20 minutes or until it was golden brown.
The best way to enjoy this bread is by itself. No jam, no cheese, no butter, nothing but itself.