Herby Garlic 5 Minute Bread


Just look at that beauty. Oh how lovely it smelt and tasted too. I had one of those food moments where I loved being me !

I have blogged about 5 minute bread before , follow the highlighted words and see how easy it is. I never believed in it until I started making it 4 years ago. A while ago I stopped having this perfect mix in the fridge, recently we have made friends again. It makes the best pizza dough too and many other things. The best thing is that you too can use your imagination and it is never going to take you hours. I often make a little cinnamon roll for the daughter and it keeps me in the good mummy books.

I made a loaf which is enough for 4, I have found that the dough cooks best when it is no more than about 12cm wide, any wider and it doesn’t cook so well in the middle. The pasta sauce is homemade too.

Preheat the oven to 200 and if using, put the the pizza stone in as it warms up.

For the filling-

1 tsp rock salt

1-2 cloves garlic

handful of basil

1 tbl olive oil

Put rock salt and garlic in a mortar and pestle , mash, add basil , mash some more stir in olive oil

With this Herby Garlic bread I simply made the filling-

Grabbed a large handful of dough from the tub in the fridge.

Kneaded it until it got bouncy and made it into a circle about 5cm high. I use a mix of flour and cornmeal to stop sticking.

I put the filling on half the bread and pulled the other half over, as you would with calzone and tapped on the sides to make a sausage/bread shape.

I put it seem side up and did 3 slashes on a diagonal. I let it rise on baking paper for about 3/4 hour.

I sprinkled on some flour/cornmeal mix all over the top.

Put on the pizza stone in the preheated oven (or baking tray)

Cook until it looks nice and tanned.

In my new oven (which needs cleaning- damn) , and is quite frankly, flipping fantastic, I used the vent setting at 200 until I could see a crust had formed then switched it over to fan bake on the same temperature. So glad I went with the Fisher and Paykel one, it really is exceptionally good and even Mr Muffin is impressed.

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