Prep 3 hrs
Cook 20 mins
Found in a Gold Medal Flour mini-cookbook. would make a nice food gift.
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 5 -5 1⁄2 cups bread flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 2 (1/4 ounce) packages active dry yeast, quick
- 2 cups very warm water (120-130*)
- 3⁄4 cup asiago cheese or 3⁄4 cup parmesan cheese
- Heat oil in 6-inch skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir until garlic just begins to brown. Remove from heat.
- Mix 2 cups flour, sugar, salt and yeast in large bowl. Beat in very warm water and garlic with oil with electric mixer on medium speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
- Stir in cheese and enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.
- Place dough on lightly floured surface. Knead 5 to 10 minutes or until dough is smooth and springy.
- Place dough in large bowl greased with shorteneing, turning doughto grease all sides.
- Cover bowl loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in size.
- Grease large cookie sheet with shortening.
- Divide dough into 4ths. Shape into 6-inch round.
- Place each roundwith smooth side up in corner of cookie sheet. Cut 1/2 inch deep slash in top of each round with serrated knife.
- Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place about 30 minutes or until doubled.
- Heat oven to 375*.
- Uncover; bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from wire rack; cool if desired.
- Prep time includes time for rising.
My family LOVES asiago cheese. I tried this recipe today and had rave reviews!! I sent a loaf over to my neighbor who also loves asiago cheese-she LOVED it!!! It was a very nice dough to work with. The only thing I did differently was to use an egg wash and add additional shredded cheese before baking. It just added that extra punch of flavor. I agree, it would make nice gifts since it makes 4 perfectly sized loaves. Thanks for submitting this recipe Misti_Country_Girl.