02 May Basil garlic bread
Preparation time: 40min
Cooking time: 35min
3- 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons of sugar
2- 1/4 teaspoons of Saf-Instant yeast
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of fresh basil (hard packed)
6 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup of olive oil
1- 1/4 cup of lukewarm water
Chop basil leaves and garlic finely, or place in a food processor and chop finely.
Do not turn into a liquid. Add olive oil slowly.Set aside.
In another bowl add lukewarm water and sugar, sprinkle Saf-Instant yeast on top of water. Set aside to activate the yeast; about 5 minutes.
Add yeast to basil mixture and mix. Add flour 1 cup at a time till dough is smooth. Place dough on a floured surface and knead for 8-10 minutes.
Place dough into a greased bowl. Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap. Let rise till dough doubles in size.
Punch down dough. Form dough into a loaf and place in a greased pan. Cover let dough double in size.
Place loaf in a 350 F oven for 30-35 minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack.