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Swirled Herb Garlic Bread

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Swirled Herb Garlic Bread

Swirled Herb Garlic Bread

Method

Swirled Herb Garlic Bread 8 Steps

  • Step 1

    In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the milk, yeast, honey, eggs, 3 1/2 cups flour and salt. Using the dough hook, mix until the flour is completely incorporated, about 4-5 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons room temperature butter and mix until combined, about 2-3 minutes more. If the dough is still sticky, add the additional 1/2 cup flour, adding more as needed until the dough is smooth to touch.

  • Step 2

    Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, combine the remaining 4 tablespoons butter, garlic, Parmesan, basil, sage and thyme in a small bowl.

  • Step 4

    Punch the dough down and roll out onto a lightly floured surface, creating a large rectangle about 12 x 18 inches. Spread the garlic herb butter evenly over the dough. Starting with the long edge closest to you, roll the dough into a log, keeping it fairly tight as you go. When you reach the edge, pinch along the edge to seal. 

  • Step 5

    Using a sharp knife, cut the log of dough in half lengthwise, leaving a small portion at one end intact. Turn the halves to expose the filling. Cross the dough ropes over each other, repeating the twisting until you have a long, twisted dough.

  • Step 6

    Coil half the rope up like a snake, stopping when you reach halfway. Then, coil the second half of the rope in the opposite direction. Carefully transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes.

  • Step 7

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Transfer the bread to the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the bread is cooked through. Brush the top of the loaf with butter. Slice and serve warm with additional butter.

  • Step 8

    The loaf is best eaten the day it is made but the dough can be made up to two days ahead and refrigerated until ready to bake.

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Swirled Herb Garlic Bread

Moderate

Swirled Herb Garlic Bread

Nadia Boachie
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Nadia Boachie

Swirled Herb Garlic Bread

Yields:

Serves 10

Prep Time:

2 hours 5 mins

Cook Time:

0 hours 30 mins

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Ingredients

Swirled Herb Garlic Bread

  • 3/4 cup whole milk, warmed

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 3 large eggs

  • 3 1/2 - 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature, plus more for serving

  • 1-2 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup freshly Parmesan cheese, grated

  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped

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Method

Swirled Herb Garlic Bread 8 Steps

  • Step 1

    In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the milk, yeast, honey, eggs, 3 1/2 cups flour and salt. Using the dough hook, mix until the flour is completely incorporated, about 4-5 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons room temperature butter and mix until combined, about 2-3 minutes more. If the dough is still sticky, add the additional 1/2 cup flour, adding more as needed until the dough is smooth to touch.

  • Step 2

    Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, combine the remaining 4 tablespoons butter, garlic, Parmesan, basil, sage and thyme in a small bowl.

  • Step 4

    Punch the dough down and roll out onto a lightly floured surface, creating a large rectangle about 12 x 18 inches. Spread the garlic herb butter evenly over the dough. Starting with the long edge closest to you, roll the dough into a log, keeping it fairly tight as you go. When you reach the edge, pinch along the edge to seal. 

  • Step 5

    Using a sharp knife, cut the log of dough in half lengthwise, leaving a small portion at one end intact. Turn the halves to expose the filling. Cross the dough ropes over each other, repeating the twisting until you have a long, twisted dough.

  • Step 6

    Coil half the rope up like a snake, stopping when you reach halfway. Then, coil the second half of the rope in the opposite direction. Carefully transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes.

  • Step 7

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Transfer the bread to the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the bread is cooked through. Brush the top of the loaf with butter. Slice and serve warm with additional butter.

  • Step 8

    The loaf is best eaten the day it is made but the dough can be made up to two days ahead and refrigerated until ready to bake.

Tags:

Baking At Home

Toronto Recipes

Swirled Herb Garlic Bread