Aromatic and fluffy as can be, this made-from-scratch garlic bread is layered with roasted garlic & herbs. It pulls apart like something heavenly and is basically the best garlic bread ever.
Cover photo by Malky and Yossi Levine. Check out their website.
*This recipe appeared in Whisk by Ami Magazine.
I planned to be a good wife today and have dinner ready when Babe got home. I realised too late that most of the restaurants in the country are(as of today), closed, and he might just have to brave some toilet paper-hoarders and actually enter the supermarket to buy something for lunch. Dinner would be a nice thing to come home to, I thought.
Then I spent the whole day with the children- we walked to a friends house and spent the afternoon there and by the time we got home(without a screaming toddler in tow thank G-D), we were wiped. All I wanted was a bar of chocolate, but when I tried to hide under the blanket on the couch(sadly, a true story), the children found me and my chocolate and the fussing began. Of course they can’t each just have one bite, but they need their own bar and I am not conceding to such requests 5 minutes past bedtime.
As I’m sure you’ve guessed, dinner got thrown under the rug and Babe made himself a deli sandwich when he got home.
“I was going to make you this Cheesy Garlic Bread that you love but…….”
There’s always tomorrow!
Hope you love this like we do.
Remember, you will need one batch of THIS HALF HOUR CHALLAH.
I might suggest you try this one as well, for another dinner, on another day.
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Half Hour Pull Apart Garlic Bread
Roasted Garlic *Make sure the garlic is already roasted before beginning this recipe...you don’t want the already-made dough to sit out for too long.
- 2 heads garlic
- 1 tsp olive oil
- sprinkle of salt
- One batch of Half Hour Honey Olive Oil Challah dough(link in post above) (when you are adding the ingredients to the yeast add in ½garlic powder and ½of crushed rosemary.)
- Sliced cheese of your choice optional
- 2 heads of roasted garlic
- 50 grams vegan butter, or real butter softened, but not melted
- 1/2 cup Parsley finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 1 Tbs Parsley minced
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- To roast garlic, take 2 heads of garlic, cut the tops off, place onto a square of foil, and drizzle over 1 tsp olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Close with the foil. Roast for about 45 minutes at 375f, until soft when pierced with a fork. You can pre-roast garlic and keep it in the fridge to pull out for recipes like this.
- Pop the roasted garlic out of the shells onto a shallow plate. Mash them with a fork. Add the vegan butter, parsley, salt & pepper, and mix to combine. Set aside.
- Make one batch of Half Hour Honey Olive Oil Challah. (link to recipe in post above). Line two loaf pans with parchment paper.
- After you have kneaded the dough come back here to this page and continue... Divide the challah dough into two.
- Sprinkle your work surface generously with flour, and roll each half of dough into a long rectangle, like you would for cinnamon buns. Divide the herb filling and spread it evenly over the dough. Using a sharp knife, cut each rectangle into squares of the same size(see photos) each about the size of your palm(about 12-16 pieces per rectangle).
- Take the squares from one rectangle and create a stack, adding each square with the flour side down(this will help the bread pull apart easier), and the garlic spread facing up. Gently flip the stack onto its side and into a baking tray. The stack should now be lying lengthwise with the sides facing up. Repeat with the second rectangle.
- Let the loaves rest for 10 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 392f/200celsius. Bake for 15-20 minutes(depending on your oven).
- If using cheese, take out the bread a couple of minutes before it’s finished baking. Gently pull apart the slices enough to slip a piece of cheese in between each one. Return to the oven to melt the cheese.
- Prepare the herb brush: combine olive oil, finely chopped parsley and garlic powder.
- Remove the bread from the oven, and brush while hot with herb brush. Finish off with a little sprinkle of coarse sea salt. Enjoy hot!