Thursday, 19 August 2010

Garlic butter and Parmesan monkey bread!

It is a cold wet wintery day today and perfect weather for baking, all warm and snug inside. With all the winter bugs around at the moment, a good dose of garlic will be welcome.
I use my regular bread dough recipe:
9cups strong flour (around 12% protein)
3 3/4 cups warm water
3tsp dried yeast
3tsp sugar
1tsp salt
Mix and knead.You won't need all this dough for the monkey bread. I used about 1/3, but if you are going to the trouble of baking bread, you may as well put the oven to good use and make some bread for another day.

Garlic butter:
3-4 cloves of garlic minced finely,
150g butter melted
1/2 tsp salt
Combine in a bowl.

150g finely grated parmesan cheese.

After the dough has doubled in bulk, just take little random bits, roll them in melted garlic butter, then in fine grated parmesan cheese. Toss into a greased pan. After all the dough has been used up, drizzle any extra butter and sprinkle any extra parmesan over the top. When I'm not holding a camera, I do this double handed so it takes half as long ;)

The finished product. Mmmmmm
 A few extra loaves made in my new vienna trays.

I like my razor sharp lame for slashing the tops. Kept well out of reach of children of course! Here's the lame in action.


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  2. mmmm yummy..!!!i want you to bake this for me but at the moment only i have to do...he...he...he..friend thanks for the post..keep on yummy posting like this....