Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Garlic Bubble Loaves

It has been to long since I made yeast bread in my house. In fact, the last time I did was back in February when I made the moist potato bread. I thought I would have tons of free time being done with school but instead of living on campus it seems as if I am living at work now-a-days. But I suppose that is ok because I really do love my job. I do have Mondays off so I am going to try to take more of that time and spend it in the kitchen making meals and treats for the upcoming week. A few weeks ago I came across this bubble bread recipe while browsing through all the recipes I have bookmarked to try and decided to give this bread a whirl.


If you have a favorite white bread recipe already feel free to use that recipe in place of the one provided below. The bottom and side crusts reminded me of focaccia bread. They were light and crispy and had the taste of being baked in butter.


Although the top of the bread got a little darker than I would have liked it to it still turned out wonderful. Of course I used more seasonings than the recipe called for. In my opinion you can never have to much garlic. :) Although this recipe is good as is, I think that the addition of Parmesan cheese and diced pepperoni scattered between the balls of dough would also be delicious.


Garlic Bubble Loaves
Adapted from:
The Fresh Loaf

Ingredients
2 packages of active dry yeast, (2 scant Tbls)
1/4 warm water (110-115 degrees)
2 cups warm milk (110-115 deg)
2 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon shortening
2 teaspoon salt
6 1/4-6 1/2 cups all purpose or bread flour
1/2 cup butter
1 Tablespoons dried parsley
2 teaspoons garlic powder

Directions
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, sugar, shortening, salt and 2 cups flour, beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into fourths. Divide each portion into 12 pieces. In a shallow bowl, combine the butter, parsley and garlic powder. Shape each piece of dough into a ball; dip into butter mixture. Place in two greased 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pans. Pour any remaining butter mixture over dough. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. (Don't crowd them into the pan. put about 12 (24 total) spaced out in two irregular layers per pan)
Bake at 375 deg for 35-40 min or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes. remove from pans to wire racks.

23 comments:

Carrie said...

That looks AWESOME! I love bread!!

Cassi said...

YUMMMMMMMMMM!
Hook a sista up!

crockpottuesdays said...

Wow, that looks amazing! And I agree, you can never have too much garlic! :)

Woman with a Whisk said...

Wow, I think this recipe may rival the garlic knots one!

Michelle said...

These look AWESOME! The addition of Parm sounds great too. Can't wait to give these a whirl.

Melanie said...

I love bread in all its forms and this is great take on garlic bread. Love it.

Linda said...

OH YEAH! Right out of the oven...I would dig into these immediately! I bet they smelled wonderful when they were baking.

Steph said...

This looks delish! You can't go wrong with garlic bread!

That Girl said...

The timing on this couldn't be better. I was also just thinking how long it's been since I've made a yeast bread, and so tomorrow I'm dedicating to making dough so we can have fresh bread every night when the inlaws are here next week. I wanted to do a garlic bread so this is going to be added to the list.

Amber said...

yummmmm!

Joelen said...

Great job Amber - I agree, you can never have too much garlic and I like your idea of adding cheese and pepperoni. Those additions remind me of the recent Casatiello bread I made!

Anne said...

That looks delicious! I looove garlic bread :D

Mary Ellen said...

These are beautiful and look so delicious. I wish I liked to bake :) Send me some??? ha.

elly said...

This looks delicious! I have a packet of yeast laying around and I should probably use it soon before it goes bad...

Rina the Mama Bear said...

Oooooh bookmarking! Yum!

Carrie said...

Great picture! I love the name, the bread looks yum-licious!

Sophie said...

This bread is so neat, I like the buttery description -- the bubbles on top make it look extra delicious!

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Amber,
I must agree, your bread looks heavenly. I'm going to try this recipe as the base for my sausage and pepper bread roll. You can never have to much garlic or Locatelli IMHO. Perhaps, a bit of sage...

Thanks for sharing...

Heidi said...

That looks so yummy! I love garlic :)

Chaya said...

This bread looks awesome and with that garlic, I bet it tastes awesome. I don't bake bread enough but this one is calling my name. Thanks.

Colleen said...

Ooh yum, this looks fantastic!

ashley said...

yummm garlic makes everything better. looks good!

Anonymous said...

I made this last night and it was AWESOME! Even my husband thought that it was really good. Thanks!