Stuffed Cheesy Garlic Bread

Bursting with flavour, this Stuffed Cheesy Garlic Bread can be served with soup or enjoyed as a snack by itself. This herby, garlicky bread is stuffed with a succulent cheesy filling, which is also perked up with a tongue-tickling spice mixture that combines the best of spices and herbs. The leavened dough is once again brushed with butter and topped with spices before baking. This gives the bread a super aroma, which wafts out of the oven as it bakes. You are sure to enjoy the vibrant flavour and cheesy texture of this bread in every single bite.Smoked Pepper and Cheese Bread and Sundried Tomato Loaf are other flavourful breads worth trying.

Ingredients

Maize flour 4 Tablespoon (For dusting)
Cheese spread 2 Tablespoon
Grated processed cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Jalapenos 1 Tablespoon , finely chopped
Melted butter 2 Teaspoon (For greasing)
For the dough:
Plain flour 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Instant dry yeast 1 1/4 Teaspoon
Sugar 1 Teaspoon
Garlic 2 Tablespoon , finely chopped
Dried oregano 1/2 Teaspoon
Soft butter 2 Tablespoon
Dry red chilli flakes 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
For the spice mixture:
Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Dried basil 1/2 Teaspoon
Dried rosemary 1/2 Teaspoon
Dried thyme 1/2 Teaspoon
Dry red chilli flakes 1 Teaspoon
Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon

Directions

MAKING:

For the dough:

1. Combine the yeast, sugar and 2 tbsp of lukewarm water in a small bowl, mix well cover it with a lid and keep aside for 10 minutes.

2. Combine the plain flour, garlic, oregano, butter, chilli flakes, yeast-water mixture and salt, mix well and knead it into a soft dough using enough warm water.

3. Transfer the dough into a greased bowl and cover it with a damp muslin cloth and keep aside for 1 hour.

For the spice mixture:

4. Combine all the ingredients in a mortal pestle (khalbatta) and pound till coarse. Keep aside.

For Baking:

5. Dust a clean dry surface with little maize flour, place the dough over it and knead it till smooth.

6. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.

7. Roll a portion of the dough into a 200 mm. (8) diameter circle using a little maize flour for rolling.

8. Spread 1 tbsp of cheese spread on one side of the circle, leaving the edges and sprinkle cup of cheese evenly over it.

9. Sprinkle with 1 tsp of the prepared spice mixture and tbsp jalapenos evenly over it.

10. Cover it with the other half of the dough to make a semi-circle and press it well to seal the edges completely.

11. Repeat step 3 to 6 to make one more stuffed garlic bread.

12. Place them on a baking tray lined with butter paper, cover it with a damp muslin cloth and keep aside for 30 minutes.

13. Slit vertically each stuffed garlic bread slightly at regular intervals using a sharp knife.

14. Brush melted butter over each stuffed garlic bread.

15. Sprinkle the remaining spice mixture and salt evenly over them, and bake it in a pre-heated oven at 200c (400f) for 25 minutes.

SERVING:

16. Serve and Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 6