Mark this as another “Cari sees a recipe on a blog and sends it to Adam, who is instantly convinced they need to make it immediately.”
Oh man. This was a good one. It’s a pretty simple bread recipe and if you have a stand mixer and have over an hour before you’re looking to eat, it’s super easy. The melted cheese and chunks of garlic baked right into the bread were simply heavenly. I will say though that I probably should’ve mixed some of the chunks in by hand a bit – as I ended up with most of my cheese and garlic chunks on top and bottom of the bread – and the ones on the bottom stuck to the pan pretty badly, even with the oil coating. Ah well.
We planned a meal out of this bread, which included meatballs in a cheesy tomato sauce for dipping. A very cozy meal, which on day two became meatball sandwiches. MmmMm. Yes please.
A great big thank you King Arthur Flour’s blog for this one. We’ll ignore the fact that I don’t regularly buy King Arthur Flour, and recipes usually turn out just great with my cheap no-name flour.
The full recipe is here, and the blog post outlines a great method for turning leftovers into breadsticks – which I may do today. The only change to the recipe I made was using bread machine yeast instead of instant yeast – and it worked just fine. Oh, and I omitted the “pizza dough flavor” – whatever that is.