Garlic & herb tear and share bread is a beautiful food for sharing with those you love. A soft and doughy texture perfect for tearing to dip in sauces or oil and salt.
Garlic And Herb Tear And Share BreadPrint Recipe
- Flour 500g
- Water 300ml
- Yeast 7g
- Sugar 1 Tbsp
- Onion salt 2 pinches
- Garlic puree 2 Tbsp
- Olive oil drizzle
- Dried oregano
- Dried basil
First of all take a large mixing bowl and add the 500g of plain white flour. Add the onion salt and mix this together to reduce the contact between yeast and salt. Next mix together the water, yeast and sugar. Make a bowl shape in the centre of the flour mixture and add in all of the fluid mixture then begin to bind together with the spatular. Add in the garlic paste, basil and oregano and continue to mix together. Now that our ingredients are mixed, dust a flat surface with flour and empty the mixture on to it. Roll the mixture into the flour and begin to knead by taking the palm of your left hand and using it to secure the dough in place, then pushing the dough away with your right hand stretching it and then folding the dough back on itself, turning and repeating this process 20-30 times.
Drizzle a little olive oil in the large mixing bowl, place in the dough, cover with cling film or a wet towel and leave for 1 hour.
Now the dough is proved, empty it onto the dusted surface, roll into a sausage shape and divide into three equal pieces. Roll these pieces into three long sausage shapes then taking the ends, begin to plait the pieces together by folding one outer piece in between the other two pieces then taking the outer piece from the opposite side and fold this in between the other two. Keep repeating this process until the plait is complete.
Now the plait is complete, roll the plait into a pan or bread tin in a spiral to make a large circular bun shape. Before placing the bread in the oven take a little olive oil and garlic paste and brush the top of the bread all over and sprinkle with onion salt, basil and oregano.
Now the bread is ready to bake. Place in a fan oven on 180 degrees for 25 minutes and allow to cool slightly before eating.