Our order is always the same-one medium deep dish half'n'half pizza(nonveg half for Ajay and veg half for me),garlic breadsticks and coke.It makes for such a lovely meal that we do not mind waiting in anticipation for the whole of next month for our order.
I've wanted to try the garlic bread sticks at home after I took baby steps in yeast baking.My search took me here and I decided to try it out.The result though delicious was no match to the Dominos counterpart I believe but definitely a substitute to have without ordering in Pizza.
As Bombay Foodie says,it tastes 'almost' like Dominos.I added a little twist by stuffing some grated cheese in between and it just made it more delicious;)
Recipe slightly adapted from Bombay Foodie
Water - 1/2 cup
Instant Dry Yeast - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Flour - 1 1/2 cups,divided
Olive oil - 2 tbsp,divided
Salt to taste
Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Italian seasoning/Oregano - 1 tbsp
Amul cheese cube - 1,grated
In a mixing bowl,add water,yeast and sugar and keep aside for 5-10 minutes or until the yeast bubbles up.
Mix in 1 cup of flour,1 tbsp olive oil and mix in until the flour is blended in.Cover and let it rise until it doubles-about 45 minutes to an hour.
To the doubled sponge,mix in the rest of the flour,salt to taste and garlic paste and again mix until the flour is blended in.
Now knead the flour for about 5-10 minutes or until the dough becomes smooth.Let it rise for another hour or so until it doubles.
Smear a baking sheet with olive oil and preheat the oven to 200C.
Flour your counter top and roll the dough to a rough elongated circle.Top with the grated cheese and fold the dough to resemble a semi circle shape.
Transfer it to the baking sheet and smear the rest of the olive oil on top and top with the seasoning/oregano.
Cut into strips using a pizza cutter and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the bread is golden brown on top.
- The original recipe calls for Garlic powder which I didn't have,so I used Garlic paste.
- The bread doesn't brown much,so go by your instinct with regard to the baking time.It took exactly 14 minutes in my oven.