Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Soft Garlic Bread Sticks

With the weather being what it is, a comforting bowl of hot soup paired with some soft garlic rolls makes a perfect meal. This was a hit with everyone at home and was gone in no time. Store bought pizza dough would work just as well and it could save a lot of time especially when making this on a weeknight. Just spread it out, slather on the garlic topping and bake.

SOFT GARLIC BREAD STICKS / ROLLS


Ingredients
For Crust:

All purpose Flour - 3 cups + a bit more
Active Dry Yeast - 1 packet (2 and 1/4 tsp)
Brown sugar - 1 tsp
Warm water - 1.5 cups (not too hot or cold)

Salt - 1 tsp
Olive oil - 2 tbsp
Dried Italian herbs - half tsp

For Garlicky Topping:
Butter (melted) - 1.5 tbsp

Olive oil - 1 tbsp
Minced fresh garlic - 1.5 tbsp
Garlic powder - half tsp (optional)
Red Chilli flakes - half tsp to 1 tsp
Salt - to taste

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Mix all of the above in a small bowl.

Method:
1) For the dough: In half cup of warm water, mix in the brown sugar and yeast, cover and allow to proof for about 5 minutes. If the yeast is active, it will become foamy and rise up.

2) Stir in the italian herbs, salt and olive oil along with the proofed yeast and first add about 2.5 cups of flour. Slowly add the remaining warm water and knead to make a soft dough, adding flour as needed.

3) Place it in a well oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth and allow to rise in a warm place (the oven with the light switched on always works for me) for about 1 hour.

4) Once doubled in size, punch down the dough and knead lightly again to make a ball. Roll out the dough into a rectangle, and put in a pan greased lightly (and dusted with some corn meal if you prefer). Allow the dough to rest for 15 to 20 minutes during which time you can preheat the oven to 425F.

5) Now spread the garlic topping on the dough as evenly as possible and allow to bake for about 15 to 20 minutes or till light golden. Remove, slice and serve and warm with some soup or as is.

19 comments:

  1. All I need is a bowl of hot Soup with these delicious garlic bread.

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  2. I totally agree with Rachana, very tempting garlic bread sticks..

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  3. They looks indeed soft and yummy.

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  4. whoa, they look so tempting and want to just grab them and have them right away.

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  5. perfect for this winter...those are yummy!!

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  6. woooooo i love them..nice presentation..

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  7. Laavanya, Bread sticks looks like that we get at dominos. Nice One. I too have one in my draft.

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  8. i am really craving for this right now,since the weather is pleasent here, everyday i am making some soup, want to have a bite of this yummy garlic bread stick

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  9. Love this garlic bread sticks with tomato soup, yummoo!!!

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  10. Soup is missing for those soft sticks, the weather is cold and wet here too!

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  11. Hey,

    Beautiful bread sticks...yumm yumm...:)

    Love bread recipes...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  12. I love garlic and bread combo! love these sticks,I need a bowl of soup now ;) Atleast paathutee kudipen ;D

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  13. yummy garlic sticks...a bowl of soup and the day is made. Love the flavor of garlic very much.

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  14. The garlicky sticks look delicious. Lovely click. Just need a hot soup to savor them.

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  15. Laavanya, these look simply yummilicious! Got to try...

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