Who doesn’t love a little garlic bread?
Dipped in your favourite hummus recipe or smothered with mashed avocado (always a hit in our home). Or just on its deliciously crunchy, garlic ownsome. This is one to add to your favourites list.
We have had a little cold spell at the moment, so bring on the carbs. No salads welcome here. It’s all soups, casseroles and hot stuff in our home. I don’t mind because I can make big batches of crockpot cooking and everyone fights over leftovers.
Yesterday afternoon kids came home from school grumpy and hungry (no surprise there). No matter how much I pack in their lunch, it’s always the same. 4pm grumbles hit like clockwork. It’s a bit too early to eat dinner, so I normally let them tuck in to a late afternoon snack. It’s my ‘feeling peckish’ time too – so our little kitchen gets a lot of foot traffic.
We have a LOT of garlic at the moment. It was on special and I got a whole bag for the price of one. I know, of course I got it. It also means we are eating garlic in everything. Not that I’m complaining.
I don’t normally make my own bread. We have a lovey little bakery up the road that does a great job at this, so it’s a lot easier to buy it from them. And despite what everyone tells you, normal bread is a bit of a pain to make if you don’t have a breadmaker There’s all that kneading and waiting and kneading and waiting. And it still doesn’t turn out as well as the baker up the road does it.
This recipe is a
little lot easier than bread making and I think looks like you tried a little harder. Put this on the dinner table and compliments will keep on coming.
When I was growing up, my parents took me to this Italian Restaurant. My favourite food – by far – was the garlic pita bread they served as an appetizer. We are talkin’ a LONG time ago, so I can’t remember what it tasted like, but I do remember what it looked like and how much I loved it. This is my attempt to recreate that recipe – and I think I did a really good job (Not sure if the little Italian chef would agree, but my family don’t know any different).
Dipped in hummus, smothered in smashed Avo or eaten on its own. This rustic, super yummy garlic bread is a hit every time.
- 1 cup Wholewheat
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 teaspoon dry yeast
- 2 large cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil (or olive oil)
- Preheat oven to 400’F / 185’C
- Mix yeast and water and stir until dissolved.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, water and yeast until a ball of dough forms.
- Leave in a warm, dark spot for 15 min (I cover my bow with a dishcloth)
- Turn the dough onto a floured tray / or non stick paper and roll out. Try get it as thin as possible.
- Mix garlic and oil together and rub all over top of rolled out dough.
- Bake for 15 – 20 min until golden.
- Cuisine: Pita Bread (Makes 1 large Pita)