Prep 2 hrs 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
I got this recipe from a Kitchenaid cookbook. It is very very good. This is also the first bread I've ever made!!!! I added couple more things to the recipe; for example I added garlic powder and I also added pressed garlic into the butter along with some italian herb blend. The recipe is posted as it is in the book. Since it yields two loaves, I froze 1.5 of it.
- 6 -7 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons garlic salt, divided
- 2 (1/4 ounce) packages active dry yeast
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1⁄2 cup butter (1 stick)
- Place 5C flour, sugar, 1 tbs garlic salt, and yeast in mixer bowl. Attach bowl and dough hook to mixer. Turn to speed 2 and mix 15 seconds. Combine water, milk and 1/4C butter in a small saucepan. Heat over low heat until very warm.
- Turn to speed 2 and gradually add warm liquid to flour mixture, about 30 seconds. Mix 1 minute longer. Continuing on speed 2, add remaining flour, 1/2C at a time, until dough clings to hook and cleans sides of bowl. Knead on speed 2 for 2 minutes longer.
- Place in a greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm place, free from draft, until double in size (about 1 hr).
- Punch dough down and divide in half. Roll one half into 12x8x1/4 inch rectangle.
- Melt remaining butter and mix with remaining salt. Brush dough with mixture.
- Cut dough into four equal 8x3 inch strips . Stack strips and cut into four equal 3x2 inch strips. Place pieces on edge of greased loaf pan so strips form a row down lenght of pan. Repeat with remaining dough.
- Cover; let rise in warm place free from draft. (about 1 hour).
- Bake at 400°F for 30-35 minutes.
- Remove from pan immediately and cool on wire rack.
Good bread! Mine didn't have too much garlic flavor for some reason...next time I'll throw in diced garlic. Thanks!
Saw this recipe last week on PRMR tag game but unfortunately was not available for tagging but I made it anyway! A BIG HIT. We LOVED it. It had risen beautifully, very buttery, very garlicky and most of all very very soft and fluffy indeed! Cannot get hold of garlic salt here so I added grated garlic to the butter and some dried oregano and basil flakes.. next time I shall try with some fresh herbs. This is an absolute winner. I can see myself making this almost every week now! THANK YOU for sharing your recipe.