Feel. Bake. Better.
by myself garlic cheesy bread sticks.
It’s time for a fun night in, by myself, to do all the (dreamy) things. Yes! And with any night of indulgence - there must be snacks. I’m thinking of going heavy on the cheese and garlic! Perfect! I think I'll bake.
something that's a mood setter (think salty and gooey),
something that can do its thing in the background while I do mine,
something that smells so good it's hard to resist so you eat it while it's perfectly hot and melty,
something I can enjoy on a night in with no regrets...
- I’m by myself
- I’ll bake
- Garlic Cheese Bread
- Salty, Gooey, Melty
These bread sticks basically scream "stay in and enjoy yourself!"
garlic cheesy bread sticks.
Prep time: 25 minutes, Rest time: 1 hour and 20 minutes, Bake time: 30 minutes
Makes 1-8x8 pan
- 1 tsp, heaped, active dry yeast
- ¾ cup + 2 tbsp warm water
- 1 ½ tbsp honey, warmed
- 1 ¾ cups + 1 ½ tbsp (290 g) all purpose flour
- 1 ½ tsp coarse sea salt
- 1 ½ tbsp (21 g) salted butter, melted
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp table salt
- 1 cup (82 g) grated marble cheese
- 2 tbsp powdered parmesan cheese
Me time. Commence!
Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
Pour the warm water and honey into a large bowl. Stir in the yeast.
Slowly mix in the flour and salt and knead together until it becomes a rough mound. You can do this by hand or use a stand mixer.
You do you.
Continue to knead the dough for 5 minutes, on a floured surface, adding more flour as needed, until it appears smooth and well incorporated.
Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let it rise in a warm place for 40 minutes.
Let’s do something fun while I wait...
Press the dough into the loaf pan, cover it with plastic wrap. Let it rise in a warm place for 40 minutes.
...more time, yay!
Preheat the oven temperature to 375°F.
Mix the melted butter with the garlic powder and generously brush onto the bread. Sprinkle the marble cheese on top.
Yum, yum, yum.
Bake for 30 minutes on the lowest rack in the oven.
While the bread is still hot, brush with more of the garlic butter and sprinkle the salt and parmesan cheese.
Oh, the smell of cheese, garlic and butter in the air...mouthwatering.
Eating bread doused in cheese and garlic is why we're here and why we're loving life. Yes!!
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