Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The best whole wheat garlic bread recipe ever

For someone who hadn't tasted garlic before marriage, I sure have come a long way. This is one thing that is still not bought at my parents'. I, though, have developed a taste for the pungent bulb in certain dishes. Garlic bread is a favourite in our household and we are partial to the one served at Dominos. I tried recreating that at home using this recipe as the base and then tweaking it to suit my taste. I have made this using only whole wheat, no maida/APF at all.

What you need : (Recipe source : Veg Nation)
Whole wheat flour : 1 cup + 1/2 cup (The original recipe uses APF)
Instant yeast - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Garlic - 7 cloves - peeled and ground/crushed coarsely
Olive oil - 1 tbsp + 1 tbsp
Water - Start with 1/2 a cup and then add more if needed. I used a little over 3/4 cups.
Italian seasoning - 2 tsp
Grated cheddar - 2 tbsp

Add instant yeast sugar, salt, 1 tbsp of olive oil and lukewarm water to 1 cup of the flour. Knead gently till the mixture just comes together. Cover and set aside until it doubles in volume. Once it doubles, punch the dough down, add the remaining flour and ground garlic and knead again to a smooth dough. Cover and let it rise until double again.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius. On a floured surface, roll the dough out into a circle. Spread the grated cheese over it and then fold the circle in half over itself to make a semi-circle. Seal the edges by pressing well. Spread the remaining oil on top of the dough and sprinkle seasoning over it.
Bake for 10-15 minutes. Enjoy warm.

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Srivalli said...

We all enjoyed when I had made this..but wonderful that you made with wheat flour, should try it next time..

Krishna said...

Where is the Garlic in this recipe?

Pavani N said...

Love those yummy looking garlic bread.

Jayashree said...

Krishna, thank you for point out the omission. Have edited the recipe.

Anu Anand said...

Wonderful bread with whole wheat flour.

Sreevalli E said...

Yummy & delicious bread.. It's one of our house favorite's.. Addition of wheat makes it more healthy..

Varadas Kitchen said...

My parents did not buy garlic either. Love garlic bread and love the fact yours is made with whole wheat.

Usha Rao said...

love garlic and bread and you made it healthy with whole wheat flour.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

We love garlic bread as well and making it with all wheat flour is an added healthy bonus.

Harini-Jaya R said...

Always love healthy substitutions in baked goods!

Chef Mireille said...

using all wheat flour makes this such a healthy version

Archana Potdar said...

I love bakigng bread but will prefer to bake with whole wheat. Thanks.I will certainly try this out.

Riddhi Shah said...

can I use regular cooking oil instead of olive oil?

Jayashree said...

Riddhi, though olive oil is preferred, if you don't have it or want to use it, you can use any other odorless oil.