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Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe (With How To Video)

Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe, is what all your garlicky, herby, cheesy bread dreams are made of! This simple homemade garlic cheese bread recipe starts with the easiest homemade bread base, a good slather of herb butter and topped with a heaping dose of mozzarella cheese! Serve as a delicious appetizer or dinner side dish with fresh marinara or donair sauce! Recipe includes how to video with step by step instructions!

Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe

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Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe, is what all your garlicky, herby, cheesy bread dreams are made of! This simple homemade garlic cheese bread recipe starts with the easiest homemade bread base, a good slather of herb butter and topped with a heaping dose of mozzarella cheese! Serve as a delicious appetizer or dinner side dish with fresh marinara or donair sauce! Recipe includes how to video with step by step instructions!

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Cheesy Garlic BreadThe Dough, the Crust, the Base of the Thing!

The ingredients are simple, however there are a few tips and tricks that will improve the quality of your bread base. Do not skip, or ignore these steps as the crust is essentially the foundation, and true essence of the pizza regardless of what you load on top of it! 

Bread Flour vs. All Purpose Flour – very quickly, bread flour has a higher gluten content (natural proteins found in wheat, which is activated when flour is moistened and then kneaded or mixed). As such bread flour will produce a crunchier exterior with a chewier interior, whereas all purpose flour will produce a softer dough. Bread flour is great for thin crust pizzas, and all purpose for New York, Neopolitan and deep-dish style pizzas. 

All Flour is not the Same – when making your pizza dough, you may not need all the water the recipe calls for, start with 75% (3/4 cup) and add the remainder if needed. Reason being, everyone’s flour is different, it may be older/ newer, your climate, humidity levels all play a part it in. You don’t want your dough to become too sticky or too wet. On that same note, don’t panic when mixing your wet and dry ingredients. It may take a few extra minutes of mixing for the flour to fully hydrate and all the ingredients combine so don’t add more water right away – this is a very common mistake!

The Yeast – without getting too technical, you can use Active Dry Yeast (ADY) or Instant Dry Yeast (IDY) for this recipe. Traditionally, we are use to dissolving the yeast before using it. However this is not necessary for this recipe. Yeast needs 3 things to thrive; moisture (water and oil), food (sugar), and warm temperatures – we still have these components regardless if it is dissolved first or not.

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Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe (How To Video)

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Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe

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Appetizer & Starters, Game Day, Sides, Pizza Italian // American
By Taneisha Morris Serves: 4
Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe, is what all your garlicky, herby, cheesy bread dreams are made of! This simple homemade garlic cheese bread recipe starts with the easiest homemade bread base, a good slather of herb butter and topped with a heaping dose of mozzarella cheese! Serve as a delicious appetizer or dinner side dish with fresh marinara or donair sauce! Recipe includes how to video with step by step instructions!

Ingredients

  • Dough
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Garlic Salt or Salt
  • 2 tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 2 tsp Granulated White Sugar
  • 3/4-1 cup Warm Water, 105° and 115°F
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Toppings
  • 1/4 cup Salted Butter, softened
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Salt, more or less to taste
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Parsley, finely chopped + more for garnish
  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Parmesan Cheese, garnish, optional
  • Marinara or Donair Sauce, for serving, optional

Instructions

Dough

1

In a large mixing bowl, or bowl of a stand mixer add flour, salt, and yeast. Whisk together until well combined on low speed. Remove whisk attachment, and add dough hook.

2

In a small bowl, combine warm water and sugar (start with 3/4 cup, add more if needed). Mix together until sugar has dissolved. Slowly pour sugar water into the flour mixture. Add 1 tbsp olive oil, and continue mixing all ingredients together on a low speed. Do so until the dough begins to stick together, forming a loose dough ball. The dough should have a tacky, putty-like feel.

3

Place dough ball on a clean and lightly floured surface, knead (about a minute) until a smooth dough ball forms, which bounces back quickly when poked. Place dough in a large mixing bowl, and drizzle with approx. 1 tbsp olive oil, ensuring surface is fully covered. Cover with dish towel or shower cap, placing in a warm area for an hour or until dough has doubled in size.

4

After an hour, or when dough has doubled in size, remove from bowl and roll out dough to desired size on your pizza stone or baking sheet.

Cheesy Garlic Bread

5

Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).

6

In a small bowl, add butter, garlic, salt, and fresh parsley, mix together then brush on dough. Next, add shredded mozzarella cheese, then sprinkle with additional parsley.

7

Bake for 15-17 minutes or until edges have browned and cheese is melty and golden in spots.

8

Remove from oven, and cut bread into rectangular sticks. Garnish with fresh parmesan cheese, and serve with marinara sauce or donair sauce.

Notes

Proof your yeast prior to ensure it is alive. If unsure, dissolve the yeast in 1/4 cup warm water with 1 teaspoon sugar. After 10 minutes, the mixture should be bubbly. If this does not occur, toss the yeast. If this does occur you can then go ahead and add it to your mixture and reduce the water in the recipe by 1/4 cup and sugar by 1 tsp.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    ZK
    June 15, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    At what oven temperature?

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      June 15, 2021 at 9:20 pm

      Hello! Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C) – thanks so much for your message, hope you enjoy!!

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