Life is full of Eureka moments, all it takes is for you to pause and enjoy them! I guess it also is got to do with the month we are in. December has always been a month when I pause more than before and become very nostalgic and ponder at the pace life seems to rush through. Day after day, is more reflected by the number of dishes that I seem to dish out. And not exactly by how much time I spend to remember the time that passes by.
So when it came to letter G, I was thinking what I should make and decided garlic might be a good option to try. I arrived at Garlic Buns, after the Fruit Buns that were made. Somehow something got changed and I suddenly remembered Garlic Bread sticks from Dominos. Ever since I started eating Pizzas from Dominos, their bread sticks have become a frequent one as well. Their garlic bread sticks are amazing, much better than Pizza Hut Garlic bread. Though in terms of one trying to replicate at home, Pizza Hut’s Garlic Bread is a breeze, while Dominos surely packed a punch.
So when Simran had posted this recipe
, I had wanted to try and the garlic bread suddenly triggered my memory. She is a wonderful baker and a good friend. I have so many of hers to make, yet never came around making this. This was a good one to start. However what was funny was, I had bought Garlic powder almost a year ago hoping to attempt at creating this bread at home. That full bottle got beyond date and I had to throw it off.
I love bread baking much better than anything else. So this bread when it turned out softer and so delicious I was over the moon! Konda infact told me that mine is much better than Dominos. Infact I felt it as well. I had stuffed cheese in the center, with loads of olive oil and the oregano spice mix over the entire bread.
Everything was done perfectly. The dough rose to the occasion so well. I had minced and crushed garlic along with butter and salt. And I had stuffed Mozzarella cheese and Cheddar Cheese in between. Now what’s there not to love in this bread?
Konda couldn’t keep off from the tray and even Peddu loved it. This is something I can see myself baking more often. I had saved up Dominos spice mix sachets when we ordered last, so I used that up on this. Else you can use Oregano spice mix.
And I literally went over the board about sprinkling olive oil over the done bread. The result was so amazingly soft and delicious.
Garlic Breadsticks ~ Dominos Style
For the Yeast proofing
Warm water – 1/2 cup
Sugar – 1 tsp
Active Dry yeast – 1/2 tsp
For the Garlic spread
Garlic – 2 tbsp (1/4 cup cloves)
Salt a pinch
Butter -1 tsp
Garlic powder – 1/2 tsp
For the Bread
All purpose flour – 1 & 1/2 cup
Salt – 1/2 tsp (more if not enough)
Water as required for kneading
Flour for dusting
Oregano spice mix
Olive Oil – 5 – 6 tsp
Mozzarella cheese and Cheddar Cheese – 1/2 cup
How to make the garlic bread sticks
Peel and crush the garlic, make a paste of it and mix with soft butter and salt. Keep it aside.
Proof the yeast with warm water and sugar. Keep it covered till it froths. You can MW water for 30 secs and add the yeast.
In a bowl, take the yeast and add a cup of flour, 1 tbsp of Olive Oil, knead well. Continue mixing until the flour is all blended in, then cover and let rise until doubled.
Now that you have a sponge, add another 1/2 cup flour, salt to taste. Knead for around 5 minutes until you have a smooth dough. It will still be very wet. Let it rise again until doubled.
Dust and roll out again to get a disc. Spread the garlic spread over it, making sure to cover only the center part. Then sprinkle the grated cheeses. Bring the top form over, towards you to cover the lower part.
Seal the sides well and place on a well greased baking tray.
Brush 1 tbsp olive oil on top and sprinkle Domino’s seasoning or oregano all over the top. Cut into strips with a pizza cutter and bake at 185 C, until browned on top, about 15 minutes.
Remove and again again brush with 2 tbsp Olive oil all over the bread and bake it again for 5 mins.
The top looks almost golden with a crust.
My first rise was almost an hour as the climate was little chill.
I almost used up 5 -6 tbs of Olive Oil over the top. You can skip the cheese in the center.
Be liberal with the oregano, this really gives the taste.