Thursday, 3 August 2017

Garlic Bread Pizza Braids

The garlicky-est pizza bread / the pizza-iest garlic bread you're ever gonna experience.  What are you waiting for?

Garlic Bread Pizza Braids
Makes 3
adapted from here

For the Dough:
250ml lukewarm water
2 teaspoon dried yeast
1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for greasing
2 teaspoon honey
375g baker's flour
1 teaspoon fine sea salt

For the Filling:
3 cups grated mozzarella
1 cup chopped salami

For the Topping:
¼ cup butter, melted
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon dried parsley
½ cup finely grated pecorino

Make the Dough:
Pour the water into a bowl of an electric mixer and sprinkle the yeast on top.  Add the oil and honey and whisk.  Set aside for 10 minutes.

Add the flour and salt and, using the dough hook, mix on low for 10 minutes.  Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap.  Set aside in a warm spot for about 45, until doubled in size.

Make the Braids:
Preheat the oven to 200C.  Divide the dough into 9 balls (approx. 80g each).  

Put the mozzarella and salami into a bowl and mix.

Lightly flour a work surface and roll each ball out to a strip about 20cm in length.  

Divide the cheese mixture evenly down the centre of the strips of dough.  Fold the edges over and crimp them the seal the cheese mixture inside.

Pinch the ends of three rolls together and plait them, pinching the other end together to seal.  Repeat with the remaining dough strips, until you have three braids.  Place the braids on a baking paper lined baking tray.  

In a small bowl, combine the butter, garlic and parsely and brush the braids generously.  Sprinkle with the pecorino.

Bake for 20 - 25 minutes, until golden brown.  Serve warm.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing taste!! Made these today for breakfast and everyone in the family loved them. Thank you for such a yummy treat!Check us out, and you might like ours!!!