Garlic bread is a versatile food that can be paired up with many different meals. Many people love eating it alongside pasta dishes, but you can enjoy it by itself too if you’re craving some.
You might like the idea of making your own homemade garlic bread, and it’s going to be very tasty if you can get things to turn out right.
If you know how to bake bread the normal way, you’ll know that you need to use yeast. However, you might have heard that some people make garlic bread without it.
How can you do this and what do you need to know to get things to turn out perfectly? Keep reading to dig into the details so that you can enjoy scrumptious garlic bread with your loved ones.
Gather the Necessary Ingredients
You might be able to make garlic bread without needing to have yeast, but you’re still going to need many ingredients. Before moving forward, it’s going to be necessary to procure those ingredients.
You’ll need to have all-purpose flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cooking oil, Italian herbs, salt, milk, yogurt, butter, cilantro, mozzarella cheese, and garlic paste to make this recipe. If you need to go to the store, now would be the time to do it.
Start Mixing Ingredients
Before getting started, you’re going to need to grab a few mixing bowls. In one mixing bowl, you’re going to want to begin mixing one cup of all-purpose flour, one teaspoon of sugar, one-fourth of a teaspoon of baking soda, one-half of a teaspoon of baking powder, one-half teaspoon of Italian herbs, one and a half teaspoons of cooking oil, one-half of a teaspoon of salt, two tablespoons of yogurt, and one-quarter of a cup of milk.
You don’t want to rush the mixing process. Continue mixing these ingredients until everything is thoroughly mixed together.
It’s recommended that you knead the mixture for approximately twelve minutes. Once this is finished, you’ll be able to tuck and cover the dough.
Rest the dough that you’ve made for one hour before moving forward. Grab your second mixing bowl so that you can start mixing the next set of ingredients.
In this new mixing bowl, you’re going to mix two tablespoons of butter, one-half of a teaspoon of Italian herbs, and one-half of a tablespoon of garlic paste. Mix things well and then continue waiting for the dough to finish resting.
After the resting process has been completed, the dough should be quite smooth. Knead it for two minutes.
Dust the dough with all-purpose flour and then start rolling it gently. You want it to have a thickness of around one centimeter.
Now spread the butter, Italian herbs, and garlic paste mixture that you made onto the dough. Chop up one tablespoon of cilantro.
Put one-half of a cup of mozzarella cheese onto half of the flat portion of the bread that you’re making. Fold the dough and then press both sides down gently.
Baking the Garlic Bread
Baking the garlic bread will be the next part of the process. Go ahead and grab the pan that you want to bake it in.
Thoroughly grease the pan using butter. Be sure to get the sides so that you’ll get good results and the bread won’t stick.
Apply a bit more butter, Italian herbs, and garlic paste to the top of the bread now. Cut just the first layer of it without going further.
Place the bread in the oven (or try making garlic bread without one) and bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Once it is preheated, you want to lower the temperature to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and then bake the bread for twenty minutes.
The garlic bread should be ready once the twenty minutes are up. You can pull it out of the oven and check it out to see if everything is to your liking.
This Is Just One Recipe Option
Keep in mind that the recipe above is simply one option for making garlic bread without yeast. There are other ways that you can accomplish this if you’d prefer to try different ingredients.
Most of the popular recipes will wind up using many similar ingredients, of course. Depending on how you like your garlic bread, you might decide to gravitate toward something that will alter the taste somewhat.
Making garlic bread at home really isn’t that tough even when you can’t find yeast. Many people are having a hard time finding yeast at stores right now due to how popular baking bread has become.
If you do manage to find it, there are many more traditional garlic bread recipes that you can look into. Garlic bread that’s made without yeast can still be quite tasty, but some might prefer bread that’s made in a more standard way.
Either way, you’re going to be able to get good results when making homemade bread. All you need to do is make sure that you’re following the necessary steps and everything will go well.
Remember That Frozen Garlic Bread Is an Option
What if you don’t have the time to go through this elaborate process? You still want to have garlic bread, but you don’t want to have to bake it yourself.
Thankfully, it’s easy enough to just go to the store and buy frozen garlic bread. This is probably the most common way that people enjoy it at home.
You can just pop the bread in the oven when you feel like having a side dish. Many people will do this when they’re making spaghetti, chicken alfredo, or lasagna.
It would be a lot less expensive to have frozen garlic bread as well. The money that you’d need to spend to get the necessary ingredients for the recipe above would dwarf the cost of a standard box or loaf of frozen garlic bread.
If you’re looking to keep more cash in your wallet, frozen bread is a good way to go. Those who prefer homemade food will think that it’s worth spending a bit more cash, though.
Taking the time to make homemade garlic bread should be a lot of fun for people who like cooking at home. You need quite a few ingredients to get it to turn out properly, but you’ll be able to achieve great results even without having yeast.
This garlic bread will go great with various types of pasta dishes. You might even like having it by itself as a tasty snack if you consider yourself to be a garlic bread connoisseur.
The preparation time is going to take a while, and this means that you should plan ahead. If you want to serve the bread as a side along with dinner, you’ll need to start making the dough early.
It’s necessary to rest the dough for an hour, and this means that you won’t be able to slap this together quickly while you’re already making dinner. Even so, it’s not hard to make this homemade recipe when you know what to do.
After baking the garlic bread for twenty minutes, it’ll be ready for the entire family to enjoy. It should add something to your dinner and you’ll likely want to make this tasty bread again someday.
Sarah is the founder of Baking Kneads, LLC, a blog sharing guides, tips, and recipes for those learning how to bake. Growing up as the daughter of a baker, she spent much of her childhood learning the basics in a local bakery.