How About a Slice of this Garlic Bread?

by zesty on May 20, 2009 · 14 comments

Middle of the week is here, can you believe it? It feels like I have been living at warp speed as of late but I am still loving it. I was wondering all day about what to post and then I realized that I had made some killer garlic bread for my simple pasta dish that I have yet to share with you.  This bread has a bit of love involved for simple garlic bread – but it is so worth it.

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I used the bread maker to prepare the dough which makes it less fun but also allows you to do other things around the house while still achieving the great smell. Do you love the smell of fresh bread in your house? I am a huge sucker for the fresh bread smell.

To keep things simple I just shape the bread in a long loaf pan, let it double in size and then bake it off. Once baked, I let it cool slightly, cut it in two and then prepare the toppings before a simple broil to finish it off.

Melted butter, freshly roasted garlic, a sprinkle of parsley and a dash of paprika.  Line up the supplies you will need to make this happen.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cup Lukewarm Water
  • 1/2 Cup Creamed Cottage Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Old Cheddar Cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1 1/2 Tsp. Salt
  • 3 Cups White Flour
  • 2 Tsp. Yeast
  • Toppings

  • 3 Tbsp. Butter
  • 3 Cloves Garlic ( Roasted )
  • Parsley
  • Paprika

Method

  1. Measure ingredients in order listed into baking pan.
  2. Insert baking pan securely into bread maker; close lid.
  3. Select dough setting and let it go.
  4. Place dough in long loaf pan and let rise until doubled in size.
  5. Preheat Oven to 375 degrees and cook until golden brown.
  6. Once complete let cool, slice in half lengthwise and top with toppings.
  7. Preheat Oven to 375 degrees and cook until golden brown.
  8. ENJOY!
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Zesty Tip: For a enhanced garlic flavor, buy a whole cluster of garlic, cut the top of it drizzle some olive oil over it, season with salt and pepper and roast in a 400 degree oven for 60 minutes.

I am really thankful I have this recipe/idea that I could share with you today.  I really enjoyed preparing this bread as a nice accompaniment for some pasta or even on those nights when you just want to have finger food such as chicken wings.  Have a great Wednesday and I will see you tomorrow.

Note: I did promise a new dessert treat in yesterday’s post and I didn’t pull through – sorry for that but hang in there and I will deliver.

Take care

zesty

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