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Garlic Mozzarella Bread

This is amazing!! Fun to make and to eat! We dipped in brushetta. I didn’t use the lactose free cheese, just mozzarella. I also used more butter and added a bit of melted butter so it would spread. (No luck trying to spread ‘softened butter’. ) I likely added more garlic and used chives instead of scallions. If you make this, your house will smell amazing!!

Diameter 23 cm for a flat shape like in the video.
Or smaller size for thicker bread.

250g (2 cups) all-purpose flour/plain flour
5g (1-1/2 tsp) instant yeast
25g (2 tbsp) sugar
1/2 tsp salt
42g (3 tbsp) unsalted butter, melted
125ml (1/2 cup) warm milk
1 egg, whisked
Flour for kneading, if necessary

250g lactose-free fresh Mozzarella cheese (125g of each).
Slice into small pieces.
We can use other cheese if isn’t available in your place.

Garlic Scallion butter:
2 tbsp softened butter
1 tsp minced garlic
2 tbsp chopped scallions
1/2 tsp salt
Mix well

A sharp blade or regular knife. I used the sharpest knife I have, wish I had used an exacto knife!!
Egg for brush the edge, if you are using. (I didn’t use the egg wash)
Freshly cracked black pepper (hmmm, forgot this…)

Method for the dough:
In a mixing bowl, stir all the dough ingredients into a soggy dough.
Transfer to the counter, use flour if necessary to fold the dough with your fingers, fold, and press to guide the dough into a ball.
Put the dough ball on a baking tray (or we can use a round baking pan/pizza pan).
Cover until almost doubled. After the dough expands, flatten with hand into a circle.
Using a sharp blade, score the dough crisscross style. Brush with egg at the edges if you like.
Spread garlic butter on the surface evenly. Mark again the scored with a spoon for easier putting the cheese.
Insert pieces of Mozzarella cheese to fill the scored dough. Add freshly cracked black pepper on top.
Bake at 200°C (400°F) preheated oven, top-bottom heat, for 20 – 25 minutes. An oven may vary.
During baking, you might find the butter leaking out to the baking tray
Best to eat warm to get the stretchy melting cheese.

Fits a Lodge grill perfectly!!




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