garlic parmesan bread

While my loaf was a little lumpy and not so pretty (I’m still not sure why I tried to shape the loaf and bake it on a cookie sheet instead of putting it in a loaf pan), the delicious flavors more than made up for it. This recipe is adapted from a bread machine recipe I found online.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar (you could use honey instead)
  • 2/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3 cups bread flour (in a pinch, you could use all-purpose)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons yeast

Directions

1) Add all the ingredients together in a food processor. (You could do this by hand.) Mix (or knead) until the dough is smooth and elastic.

2) Let the dough rise for one hour in a greased bowl. Cover the bowl with a slightly damp dish cloth so the dough doesn’t dry out.

3) Knead the dough briefly for 1-2 minutes. Let it rest for 30 more minutes.

4) Preheat oven to 375.

5) Shape the dough into a loaf and cook on a greased baking sheet, or put the dough into a greased loaf pan. Cook for approximately 25 minutes, or until the loaf is light golden brown.

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