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Garlic Bread

Easy homemade pull apart garlic bread. This savory recipe is made from scratch dough with a tasty buttery flavor and the perfect herbs. The perfect addition to every party, gathering or meal.

This bread takes about 30 minutes of your time to prepare. Less if you’re an advanced baker. Then the rest of the time is just waiting. That’s another thing that we tend to not always be good at. A little waiting for rising and a little waiting for baking is all it takes.

REASONS TO LOVE THIS BREAD

  • It’s perfect for serving the whole gang. Easy tear apart loaf.
  • The dough is buttery, soft and easy to work with.
  • It freezes well!
  • The flavor is fantastic with fresh garlic, parsley, oregano, and salt.
  • This pleases both kids and adults. So everyone is sure to be happy!

Pull Apart Garlic Bread

Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup 8 oz warm water
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup 8 oz milk (I used 1%)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 1/2 – 6 1/2 cups 1 lb 9 oz – 2 lbs 3 oz bread flour

For Topping

  • 8 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley finely chopped (or 4 teaspoons dried)
  • 2 Tablespoon fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

INSTRUCTIONS for Garlic Bread

Add warm water to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Sprinkle water with sugar and yeast. Stir and let stand 5-10 minutes until foamy.

Mix in butter, milk, salt and 3 cups flour. Stir in additional flour gradually. Add enough flour until dough is smooth. Knead for 7-10 minutes. The dough should stick to the bottom of the bowl but clears sides. It will be soft and slightly sticky. (Kneading can also be kneaded by hand by will take closer to 10 minutes to achieve a smooth dough.) Divide dough into 2 equal portions.

In a small bowl, combine the butter, parsley, oregano and minced garlic. Set aside.

Cut dough into 1-in. pieces; dip into butter mixture. Layer the buttery pieces into 2 – greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Cover loaves and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Meanwhile preheat oven to 350 degrees 15 minutes prior to the full rise.

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until golden brown. The temperature of the baked loaves should read 200 degrees. Sprinkle with kosher salt.

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