Easy Cheesy Garlic bread
We are a family who loves carbs. My ideal day looks like toast for breakfast, Sandwiches for lunch and pasta for dinner. Sad, but true. And my kids definitely take after me. As such I am always looking for new ways to do variations on the above. The following is a recipe I’ve used for a while, but recently saw a friend do something similar on her fb page, so I thought it was worth repeating. She is another amazing mum of slightly older children who I look up to and if she likes this recipe, then I’m sure you and your kids will too.
What you’ll need:
1.5 cups of Self Raising Flour
1cup of Greek or natural yoghurt (I used lactose free because that’s what I had in my fridge, but that’s totally not necessary)
A generous teaspoon of minced garlic
A handful of grated cheese
a small amount of butter. I used about 25grams for this recipe, but you could use more or less.
Note: Toppings of your choice.
I have used Garlic, cheese and butter, but you could use tomato paste, ham and cheese for pizza bread or vegemite and cheese for cheesymite scrolls. Totally up to you and your kids.
Rolling pin (or you can use a wine bottle if you don’t have a roller)
Shallow oven proof dish
How to do it:
Firstly place the flour and yoghurt into the bowl and bring together with the wooden spoon.
Once the dough has mostly come together, turn out onto a floured bench and kneed the dough to bring it together. It can be quite a sticky dough, so feel free to use some extra flour to make it easier to work with.
Once the dough is together roll it out onto a floured surface. Make sure that there is plenty of flour underneath as well as on top, as it will stick to both the bench and your rolling pin if not careful.
Once it is roughly the size of an A4 piece of paper, then add your toppings. If you are doing the garlic version I spread the garlic first using my fingers and then sprinkle evenly with the cheese. I then lay one line of butter as per the picture below (note: Mr. 5 added butter eyes to make it into a face, but this is not necessary ).
Roll along the long side into a log. Cut into roughly 7-8 pieces and place in a baking try as per the picture below. The rolls will spread out, but I like to put them close enough that they sort of form a pull-apart loaf.
Bake at approx. 180degrees for roughly 20 mins or until slightly brown on top. Everyone’s oven is different, so just keep an eye on it.
Allow to cool and then enjoy.
Hot tip: as always, I recommend getting everything set up on your bench before inviting the kids to participate. This helps to minimize the dramas of short attention spans and allows you to make sure you have everything you need before getting kids hopes up