Well, on to today's recipe. I found this one at a site called Our Best Bites. Its one of my new favorite food blogs.
Cheesy Garlic Bread Swirls
12" dutch oven
French Bread Dough:
1 Tbsp. yeast
1 1/2 c. warm water
1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
4-5 1/2 c. flour
3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 egg yolk
1/2 c. (1 stick) of real butter, no substitutions
1 1/2 Tbsp. garlic bread seasoning (recipe below)
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Combine yeast, water, and sugar in large mixing bowl and allow to stand 10 minutes or until bubbly. Add salt, vegetable oil, and egg yolk and combine. Add 3 c. flour and mix well until combined. Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough that barely sticks to your finger. Knead, either by hand or in mixer for another 2-3 minutes. Cover and allow to rise 1 hour.
While dough is rising, combine butter and garlic bread seasoning. Set aside.
Roll your rough into a rectangle that's about 18-20 inches by 6 inches (mine was bigger than that). Smear garlic butter over the entire surface of the dough and then sprinkle with cheese.
Roll up jelly-roll style and then use dental floss to cut into slices. Place each slice in a well greased dutch oven. Cover with a clean cloth and allow rolls to rise until doubled.
Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes with 1 1/2 rings on top and 1 ring on the bottom.
Garlic Bread Seasoning
1/2 c. powdered Parmesan cheese
2 tsp. Kosher salt
2 Tbsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. basil
2 tsp. marjoram
2 tsp. parsley
Combine ingredients in a jar (preferably one with a sprinkle top) and shake.
Sprinkle on top of bread sticks or combine 1 1/2 Tbsp. seasoning with 1/2 c. of softened real butter and spread on a loaf of French bread (cut in 1/2 lengthwise). Wrap in foil and bake at 375 until butter's melted. If you want, you could also pop it open-faced under the broiler for a few minutes so it gets brownish and crispy.
The Finished Product
I got the tops of mine a little to brown, but inside they were soft and delicious!
Move over garlic bread! These were super good! I'll make these whenever I need garlic bread and when I have the time. They were really easy, you just have to be able to plan ahead. They were full of garlicky, cheesy goodness and I could have eaten them all day. These did dry out the next morning, but I really don't think having leftovers will be a problem. This is yet another recipe that will go into my "tried and true" file. Grade A.