it is the first time i have made bread from scratch and it turned excellent and really easy to make - i used fast rising yeast which i mixed in with the dry ingrediants (5 1/2 cups flour), and then combined with the wet. Since i was serving with chili i changed up the the coating to just over 3/4 cup parmesan(mix of grated fresh and shaker parmesan), 3 1/2 tsp garlic powder, and 3 small green onions finely chopped. One minor problem i had was the top layer of balls fell off when i turned out of the pan not sure why, maybe i had too much air space? didn't matter as i just arranged on top like it was supposed to be that way, haha. Received lots of complements, will be making again! thanks for the great recipe.
I completely cheated!! I used a premade dough (french loaf) cut it into pieces, rolled them, oiled them and used the recomended seasoning and cheese!!! It was wonderful and SUPER Quick! The BF loved it! When I have time I'll do it the hard way! :)
Mimi, I loved this bread! My husband said it his second favorite to Dilly bread (which you also have posted). I served this for guests tonight with lentil soup and chicken corn chowder. Everyone loved it. I used frozen bread dough because I had some I needed to use up--next time I'll try the whole recipe. This is the third bread recipe of yours I've tried but I have a whole lot more saved. I'm sure in time I'll get to all of them. Thank you so much for posting. Stephanie (also a Mimi in WV)
Very tasty. I did use my Kitchen Aid to make the dough, which made it even easier to prepare.
Very tasty, and made the kitchen smell great. I made this to break in my angel food pan. I did something a bit different, though, and instead of dipping the balls of dough into the oil, I sprayed the heel of my hand with butter flavored cooking spray, and as I rolled the dough, I coated it with the spray, and then rolled it in the seasoning. This cuts down on the fat. I forgot to add the salt, but that didn't affect it at all, and used pizza seasoning instead of the basil. This was a fun and easy recipe to make. Thanks!
This is great, I made it for a party and it was just ideal, as everybody could just tear pieces off! I baked mine a little too long, so the crust was a little harder then I would have liked, I should have taken it out after about 30 minutes. As I haven't got an angel cake pan I used a springform and placed a mug in the middle and just arranged the dough balls all around. I'll be making this again! Thanks for sharing
This bread is wonderful and easy to make. I probably used a lot more parmesan cheese than the 3/4 cup in the recipe. It had a really nice texture and looked appetising. Will definitely make again, thanks Mimi!
This is a delicious bread recipe! I think I made this a bit more decadently than the previous poster as I used the whole 1/3 C. olive oil and at least a cup of Parmesan cheese. My family loved this bread and I'll definitely make it again. The wonderful aroma as this was baking was worth the 5 *'s alone! Thanks Mimi for posting this recipe :)
Lovely bread, pleasing to look at, easy to make, and fun to pull apart and eat. Holding the other bread ingredients constant, I used 3 c (360 g) bread flour and 1 1/2 c (180 g) white whole wheat flour and 1 1/2 c water (plus 4 tsp vital wheat gluten). I used our bread machine's dough cycle to prepare the dough, and an ice cream scoop to form the balls. I only needed 1 T olive oil to coat them, and went with just 1 teaspoon basil and a bit over 1/2 oz parmesan for the seasoning. Great texture, nice rise, and great for sopping up the creamy mushroom wine sauce that went with our salmon and asparagus meal tonight. Thanks for posting.