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    Perfect Garlic Bread from Scratch

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs

    1 hr 30 mins

    30 mins

    spiritussancto's Note:

    you can do this with pre-made french bread if you're short on time but i really think it's worth it to do this from start to finish on a lazy afternoon. goes beautifully with pasta or a nice light cream soup. i use my own homemade butter for this (possibly because i'm crazy). if you want to do that it's really easy: just take whipping cream at room temp, whip it way past the point of whipping cream and you'll see the fat separate from the milk. squeeze the newborn butter to the side of the bowl and pour off the milk (keep that, it's perfectly good), rinse the butter under cold water three or four times, breaking it up to wash out the extra milk, then mix in a little salt. you can easily double or triple this but it may or may not freeze well. the dough and butter would probably freeze better separately.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 6

    Yield:

    loaf

    Units: US | Metric

    bread

    garlic butter

    Directions:

    1. 1
      mix the yeast and sugar in a measuring cup, that keeps it from getting lumpy, add the cup of warm water and stir together. let sit for 5 minute.
    2. 2
      mix 2 cups flour and salt in a med sized bowl, then dump in yeast mix and stir until a soft dough forms.
    3. 3
      kneed until dough is smooth and elastic, adding more flour if needed. don't add so much flour that it becomes dry, it should still be slightly sticky.
    4. 4
      rinse out the bowl and swirl the oil around in it, put the dough back in and turn it over so it's coated.
    5. 5
      cover the bowl (i like to wrap a tea towel over and under it), and place in a warm (not hot!) oven to rise. i usually turn my oven on to the lowest setting that will turn on the element for 5 min and then turn off.
    6. 6
      once the dough has doubled in size, punch it down and form into a long, thin loaf. place on a cookie sheet that you've oiled and sprinkled with cornmeal. slash diagonally with a sharp knife 3 or 4 times. place it back in your warm oven until it's doubled again.
    7. 7
      turn the oven up to 375f for 20 minutes. my oven runs a little cool so i turn it up to closer to 380 or 390. a little too warm is better then a little to cool in this case. after 20 min it should be nicely golden on top. let it cool until no more then warm.
    8. 8
      in the mean time mix all ingredients of the garlic butter.
    9. 9
      slice vertically into 3/4-1 inch slices, leaving the bottom crust intact. carefully pull slices apart so you can spread the butter on each side of each slice without breaking them apart.
    10. 10
      wrap loosely but completely in foil and bake at 400f for 10-15 minutes. serve immediately.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 10, 2012

      55

      Made this tonight although I was short on time. Got impatient (as I always do with bread) that I had not let it double in size. And yet it turned out perfectly done! Brushed garlic butter after 20 minutes in the oven at 380 and put it to Broil for 1 minute. My family was halfway through spaghetti dinner but dug into the bread and had seconds of the spag to go with it :P According to them, this is better than any bread we've bought. Will have this again for sure.

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    • on September 16, 2012

      55

      This was so good! I can never get my garlic bread quite right...but I will ALWAYS use this recipe! Perfect!

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    • on September 03, 2011

      45

      This is a great recipe! I made it last week and am making it again tonight it was so delicious! I made the butter to go with and everyone raved. We will be holding on to this one and making it again and again. Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Perfect Garlic Bread from Scratch

    Serving Size: 1 (99 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 251.7
     
    Calories from Fat 93
    37%
    Total Fat 10.4 g
    16%
    Saturated Fat 5.2 g
    26%
    Cholesterol 20.3 mg
    6%
    Sodium 652.0 mg
    27%
    Total Carbohydrate 34.3 g
    11%
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    6%
    Sugars 1.2 g
    4%
    Protein 5.0 g
    10%

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