Gilroy, California, Garlic Bread

"Gilroy, California, is the garlic capital of the universe—the only place where you can hang a steak outside on a clothesline to marinate in the garlic fumes from nearby fields and processing plants. This bread is loaded with garlic flavor, has a wonderful consistency, and is guaranteed to keep vampires away. Time includes rising."
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  • Soften the yeast in the water in a large bowl.
  • Add the cottage cheese, garlic, egg, oil, oregano, sugar, salt, and baking soda and stir well.
  • Add the flour to the mixture, blend well, and put in a warm place to rise, loosely covered, until doubled in size.
  • Stir the dough down and turn out into a well-greased, 2-quart casserole dish. Let rise for another 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  • Bake the bread for 40 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned, then let rest for 10 minutes. Slice and serve warm.
  • Note: If you wish, you can add some chopped fresh parsley, savory, or basil (1/2 teaspoon each) for a tasty garlic-herb bread.

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  1. Dreamer in Ontario
    Wonderful bread! This was so easy to bake It'd be a good recipe for someone new to bread making. I baked this in a square ceramic casserole. Made for Veggie Swap 62.
  2. tednjoc
    This is fabulous bread! I baked mine in a 9 x 5 loaf pan. I'll definitely be making this again. Thank you!
  3. RaciAnn
    This Is the first yeast bread I have ever made, and It was amazing! My boyfriend and I ate the whole thing In like an hour!! It really Is a pretty easy recipe. I found after the first rise of the bread, I just hit the bowl a few times, then used my wooden spoon to slowly In circle motion, take It out of the bowl and put In the pan. spread It evenly, and let It rise again. mine didnt rise anymore once In the oven. It was delicious!!!
  4. cf____
    Was trying to find a use for leftover cottage cheese and this bread was great! Haven't made bread the "real" non bread-machine way so wasn't sure what to expect. I used rapid-rise bread machine yeast as this is all I keep on hand and followed directions exactly, rose beautifully. Great for a beginner, so flavorful, had leftovers for breakfast this morning slathered in butter and I was in heaven. Will try adding some rosemary or other herbs next time, thanks for this.
  5. Nimz_
    This was just excellent. Not the best weather to bake bread in so this took some time to rise, but it smelled wonderful and I didn't mind the wait. It baked up beautifully. Loaded with flavor. Thanks Annacia. Made for Gimme 5 Tag Game



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