Friday, 12 December 2014

Homemade Garlic Bread

We were really excited to try Tesco Ingredients Garlic and Herb butter as part of the Tesco Orchard Programme the other week and decided this would be a great time to teach the boys how to make homemade garlic bread.
   It is soo easy to do and something we are sure to try again.

We went for the Tesco Crusty White Farmhouse Bread Mix at 80p for 500g. This mix will make 1 large loaf, 10 small rolls or 4 x 20cm (8 inch) thin pizza bases.  We went for rolls of various sizes.

The mix comes with instructions on for both oven bake and bread machine, and whilst I would love a bread machine we don't own one and had to go for the oven method.

The great thing about making bread is that the boys could be involved at every step, yes mummy had to step in and help to mix as it got thicker but they learnt loads not just about cooking processes but also about how bread rises.


1. Preheat the oven to 230ºC/Fan 210ºC/Gas Mark 8.

2. Place the bread mix into a large bowl and add 325ml of warm water. Mix for 5 minutes either by hand or in a food mixer to form a dough.

3. Melt the garlic and herb butter (we used a microwave) but don't make it too hot and add to the mixture.  Stir it in well.

4. Place the dough on to a floured surface and rest it for 5 minutes. Then knead the dough for 2 minutes. Mould into a ball and rest for a further 5 minutes.

5. Mould the dough into the required shape. Place on a greased baking tray or bread tin. For rolls divide into pieces, shape and place on a greased baking  tray.

6. Dust the top with flour and cover with a lightly dampened cloth (a clean tea-towel works well).   Leave to rise in a warm place for 30-40 minutes, or until the dough has doubled in size.

7. Place on the lower shelf of the pre-heated oven. Bake for approximately 30 minutes (for bread rolls bake for approximately 20 minutes).

8. Remove from bread tin and place on a wire rack to cool.

We served ours up with a favourite in our house, sausage pasta.

Disclaimer:  I was able to try this free thanks to the Orchard at Tesco programme.  The thoughts and opinions remain my own.

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