Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Garlic Twist Bread

This is another recipe adapted with love from my time working at a pizza house! It is a cute twist on a bread stick and people love it! It has always been a big crowd pleaser at my house when I make it and people love to hear how easy they are to make because they look great when they are cooked.

Now for this recipe we will need a few other recipes;

Pizza dough
and
Pizza Spice

Also, I enjoy eating the twists as they are when they come out of the oven, but sometimes people need a dip. I suggest a spicy ranch dip.

I also suggest that the first time you try this you do so without adding the cheese, because trying to twist the bread around the cheese is a whole extra level of complicated. Try it first without cheese, see how it goes, and if it all goes well, try adding cheese the next time.

Garlic Twist Bread

Ingredients:

Pizza Dough
Pizza Spice
1/2 Cup melted butter
2 cloves garlic, finely minced or grated

Optional:
1/4 Cup Parmesan cheese shredded
1/4 Cup Mozzarella cheese shredded

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F, and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Roll your dough out on a floured surface to about 1/4-1/8 inch thickness and in a rectangle shape. Mix the garlic into the melted butter and brush the garlic butter over the entire surface of the pizza dough. Sprinkle the pizza spice evenly over top of the garlic butter.

If you are going to try adding cheese, sprinkle the cheese over the entire top in an even layer now. You do not want the cheese too thick however, just a thin covering.

Next using a sharp knife, slice the dough into 2 inch sections along the short side of the rectangle. See the image below, the red dotted lines are where you should be cutting, roughly.



Once the dough has been sliced, it is time to add the twist! Starting at the top of a dough strip, begin to curl and turn the dough over itself until you have the entire strip twisted like a loose spring or a barrel curl like you would have in your hair. Carefully transfer the curled dough twist to the prepared parchment paper. Repeat process with all the dough strips. Once all the dough is twisted, bake in the prepared oven for between 7-10 minutes, or until they are a nice toasted golden brown color. 

I told you adding the cheese would be tricky, and it is ok is some cheese spills out of the sides while they are cooking. 

Enjoy!!

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