Pan Toast Garlic Bread To Complete TheWeekend During Self Isolation
Since the beginning of self isolation time, I’ve been watching tons of baking videos on Youtube. From scoring Sourdough to bread braiding to Bulgarian bread to pizza bread, in short all about the bread!
My first time making bread was doughnut, I was in junior high school that time and asked my mom to make some for me but then she told me to make it myself. I once baked for a whole community during Asian Week back in high school and the reviews were positive. And thanks to WFH time, I start exploring bread again.
Last week I craved so much for Olive Garden breadsticks, and after several videos and recipe I finally landed on Frugal Family Home which I thought her recipe was easy to follow. I don’t always follow everything fully on the recipe and always use half measurement or so until I get max around 1 1/2 cup of flour. And also adjust the seasoning with what I have available.
The recipe I’ve been using is:
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup luke warm water
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tbsp yeast
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 + 1/4 tsp salt
1 clove garlic, mince it
Some sprinkle of dried oregano
Some sprinkle of white pepper powder
Some sprinkle of nutmeg powder
some sprinkle of coriander powder
I often mix the water, yeast, and sugar together separately from the rest. At one point I learned “kitchen chemistry” when making pizza with tía Hilda back in high school, she used more sugar to activate the yeast.
While waiting for the yeast to active, place the rest ingredients in a bowl. And you can mix it later once the yeast is active. And before you mix everything and knead the dough, make sure your hands are washed clean. Kneading can be fun way for stress reliever but don’t use it to channel your anger or sadness because after all you don’t want to eat food that you’ve given negative energy.
After kneading, it is time to wait for the dough to rise, and you need to make sure to put some oil on the container so the dough does not stick. While waiting, you can use this time either to watch movie or do short exercise or anything you love to do.
If you do not have oven, having a stove, a frying pan and a pot with long handle are enough. Just need to make sure you have enough gas because that’s what gives the heat consistency.
Before toasting your bread, you can be creative and make some interesting shapes or stick is fine. For the cooking, I usually pour a lil amount of oil and place a little container made out of aluminium foil filled with water for the moisture and use the slightly medium heat.
The first cooked bread is always tempting and I often ended up eating it as a tester to ensure the rest of the bread will taste good. But if you don’t watch out yourself, all may ended up in your belly each time a bread is cooked. And if you burn it, that’s ok as it is part of the learning process.