Garlic Bread

No, not THAT kind of garlic bread. This bread just literally has cloves of garlic…in it.

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It’s Saturday and guess what? It’s still so hot outside, we stay indoors all day long. So I tend to get stir crazy once in a while. Today’s stir crazy led me to make some bread.

When I just need a quick and easy to make loaf of bread, I just use my pizza dough recipe. It’s simple and not time consuming.

Oh, and p.s. I just got hired as an 8th grade math support teacher! I thought my days in Pensacola would be filled with boredom and restlessness but nope! I’ll be teaching math instead…not going to lie, I squealed with excitement knowing that my days will only be focused on math. Nerd alert.

Anyway, I decided to stuff some garlic cloves into the dough before I let it rise. And boy, it was a great decision! The garlic is super soft and not crazy “garlic-y” so it’s totally easy to eat and not scary. I kind of used it as garlic-mash butter before dipping it in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. And surprisingly enough, I DON’T have garlic breath at the moment.

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This is great bread to eat with some pasta. Enjoy!

 

Time: 1.5 hours

Makes 1 large loaf

Ingredients: see pizza dough recipe

1. Once you have kneaded the dough thoroughly, add roughly 8-10 cloves of fresh garlic.
2. Shape the dough into a large log and place on top of parchment paper on top of a cutting board. This makes it easy to transport to the oven later.
3. To speed up rising time, I preheated my oven to 350 degrees F and shut it off right before putting my dough in to rise.

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4. Cover your dough with a clean towel and place in the warm oven.
5. Once the dough has nearly doubled in size, remove it from the oven and preheat it to 500 degrees F with the cast iron pan.
6. Make 4 slits in the dough. It helps to wet your knife with water!
7. Transfer your dough and parchment paper to the oven and bake for about 10 minutes.
8. Once the bread has browned, reduce the temperature to 325 degrees F.
9. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes. Make sure to watch during this time.
10. Remove from oven and enjoy!

By the way, sorry for the terrible pictures of the soup last post. SOMEone (coughfiancécough) decided to eat the remaining soup that I had ready to take photos of so I had to resort to the nighttime photos from the previous night.

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