Garlic BreadL'Antro dell'Alchimista
This is not your run-of-the-mill garlic bread but rather the most fragrant version that's garlicky inside and out. First, a mixture of garlic and butter is spread over the dough before it's rolled into a log; then, after the loaves are baked, they're cut into slices, spread with more garlic butter, and broiled until melted and delicious. Pile the slices in a bread basket and serve as a before-meal treat, or alongside your favorite Italian-style main courses.
- 170 milliliters warm water
- 15 grams yeast
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 100 grams wheat flour
- 200 grams flour
- 150 grams butter (melted)
- 2 garlic cloves (peeled and minced)
- 1Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
- 2Add the water, yeast, and sugar to a large bowl and mix well. Wait until the yeast has dissolved.
- 3Add the flours and 2 tablespoons of salt and mix again.
- 4Place the bowl in a warm spot and cover with a moist towel. Allow to rise for 1 1/2 hours.
- 5In another bowl, blend the butter, garlic, and a pinch of salt into a puree
- 6Turn out the dough on to a floured surface and knead by hand. Divide the dough into 2 portions.
- 7Roll out each one, using a rolling pin, to form rectangles.
- 8Spread with 3/4 of the garlic butter, saving a little aside for later.
- 9Roll up from the long edge of the rectangle, taking care to seal the edges to prevent the melted butter escaping.
- 10Place in a baguette pan and leave to rest for 1 hour covered with a moist towel at room temperature.
- 11Uncover the baguette; with a sharp knife make horizontal slits along the top of the dough and then sprinkle with flour.
- 12Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
- 13Remove immediately from the pan and leave to cool on a cooling rack.
- 14Set the oven's broiler on high.
- 15Cut the bread in slices, spread with the remaining garlic butter and sprinkle with dill.
- 16Broil for a minute or 2 and serve warm.
PER SERVING *
|Calories1110Calories from Fat570|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat570|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.