Garlic and Butter Recipe
dough is a very important part of this recipe. Below you’ll find my
recipe for Italian Bread. This dough works the best however you do
have some additional options that you can take advantage of to
quicken the process. Most upscale grocery stores with good bakeries
offer a pound loaf of “Pizza Dough”, or you can even get “Italian
Bread Dough”. If you’re in a hurry this is a quick and easy option.
I’ve even been known to buy a loaf of dough from my local “authentic
2 tablespoons virgin olive
oil 1-teaspoon salt
sugar 1 package yeast
3 cups Bread
Flour 1 –
1 1/4 cups warm water
This dough is great for the garlic rolls, pizza
or calzone dough, and even makes wonderful Italian bread.
In a clean dry bowl mix the dry ingredients
(flour, salt, sugar and yeast.) Next add the warm water and olive
oil. If you have a kitchen mixer with a bread hook, mix on low for
about 10 minutes or until the dough becomes elastic and smooth. If
you are making the dough by hand, need the dough for about 10 to 15
minutes until smooth and elastic.
Once the dough is smooth and complete divide
the dough in half, round out and place in two clean bowls. Cover
each with a kitchen towel or cover. Place the dough in a warm dry
place, (Do not place the dough on a direct heat source) let the
dough raise for 60 minutes or until it doubles in size. Once the
dough doubles in size it is ready for use.