Garlic bread is the perfect accompaniment with almost any dish. Our rustic wood fired garlic bread is fresh, delicious and we guarantee that you will love it. So get your wood fired ovens ready to get cooking. There is no time to waste!
For fresh wood fired bread
For this recipe you will need to either buy your bread fresh or bake some in your wood fired oven.
For fresh wood fired bread
- 400g strong white bread flour
- 40g soft butter
- 2 sachets of fast action yeast
- 2tsp salt
- 300ml warm water
- Olive oil
Put the flour and butter into a large mixing bowl. Add the yeast to half the bowl and the salt on the other side. Stir all ingredients until they are combined.
Once combined, add in half of the water, mixing with the tips of your fingers. Continue to add the water until your dough has formed a soft dough, but not sticky or soggy. Keep mixing until a rough dough ball is formed.
On a lightly oiled surface knead your dough for around 5 minutes or until it is smooth and stretchy. When your dough is ready you will need to pop it back into a large bowl. Cover with a damp tea towel or lightly oiled cling film and leave it for one hour to prove.
Once your dough has doubled in size you will need to knead it for a few more minutes on a lightly floured surface to get rid of the air. Once you have done this, mould your dough into a round loaf shape.
Then place your loaf onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Again cover your dough with a damp tea towel and leave to prove in a warm place for another hour.
Next, you will need to follow our instructions to creating the perfect bread baking environment in your wood fired ovens, as written above. Simply sprinkle the top of your loaf with some flour and once your wood fired oven reaches around 180°c you can then place your loaf directly onto the cooking floor or in an ovenproof dish. Bake for around 25-30 minutes, or until your bread is golden brown on top.
Once your bread has cooled to room temperature, you can then move on to making your rustic garlic bread.
For the garlic bread
- A fresh loaf of your choice (shop bought/wood fired)
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 115g butter
- 3tbsp olive oil
- 5-7 sprigs thyme
- 2 sprigs rosemary
If you have already been baking bread in your wood fired oven, then you will need to try and maintain the temperature at roughly 200°c. If not, fire up your oven to its optimum temperature and allow time for it to cool.
In a bowl mix the garlic, butter and olive oil together. Now you will need to slice your loaf into even thicker slices and brush each slice generously with the butter mixture. Pop in some sprigs of thyme and rosemary between each slice and wrap in foil. Place your bread in your wood fired oven for 20 minutes and serve warm with a yummy dish of your choice.
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