Thursday, 17 July 2014

Cheese Garlic Bread



I made this bread quite sometime back. The more bread I make, the more my fear of yeast dwindles.




It is not such a frightful thing after all! This bread turned out pretty well, if I may say so myself. It had a nice cheesy crust and a soft garlicky center. We had it just like this but it could be teamed with a nice soup or stew too.

Ingredients

2 tbsp warm water,
1 tbsp dry active yeast,
2 tsp sugar,
250 grams refined flour,
Salt to taste,
3 tbsps finely chopped garlic,
5 tbsps grated cheese,
1 egg

Method

Mix the warm water, yeast and sugar in a bowl and let it stand till it becomes frothy.

Sieve the flour and add the salt and the yeast mixture. Knead it till you get a smooth pliable dough.

Cover with a damp cloth and let it stand till it doubles in size.

Knead again and add the chopped garlic and half the cheese.

Grease a baking tray. Divide the dough into four portions and shape them into flat balls and place them on the baking tray.

You can also shape them as an oval or any other shape.

Sprinkle the cheese on top and leave it till they again double in size.

Beat the egg well. Brush this on top of the bread.

Preheat the oven at 225oC. Bake for 30 minutes. It should be golden brown by this time.

Cool on a wire rack and serve either just like that or with a soup or stew.