Cheesy garlic knot bread /pizza
By shanobiju Bread & Bun
June 21, 2016
This cheesy bread is flavoured with garlic, red chilli flakes and thyme . I used cottagecheese ,mushroom,olives ,capcicum ,onion and mozzarella cheese for the topping .
- Prep: 1 hr
- Cook: 15 mins
1Mix garlic paste and olive oil in a bowl and heat it in microwave for a minute . Keep it aside and let it cool .
Direction for the dough..
1Mix together flour, yeast, sugar, salt and oil in a bowl .
2Add warm water and knead well .
3Knead well 8-9 minutes until it is shiny and elastic .
4Shape it into a ball , apply oil and transfer it into a well oiled bowl . Wait for the first rise .
5Let the dough double in size .
6Once it is doubled , gently punch and knead for a minute . The dough will be around 378 gms .
7Around 80gms of dough is needed for the base . (Cover the rest of the dough with a cling film and refrigerate ) On a floured surface , roll the dough into 8" round shape .
8Dust an 8 " round pan with flour and transfer the dough into the pan . I used a non stick pan .
9Apply the oil /garlic mixture using a brush .
10Using a fork ,prick several holes in the crust to prevent bubbling . Cover it with cling film and refrigerate .
11Take around 70 gms of dough and roll it into rectangle shape .Using a sharp knife ,slice the dough into 4"x 1" strips .
12Further slice each strip into two as shown in picture .
13Dust it with flour and tie it in a knot .
14Place it on the base and press gently with a fork . Leave some space between each knot .
15Apply oil/garlic mixture again .
16Spread the pizza sauce evenly and the topping of your choice . I used cottage cheese ,mushroom ,black and green olives ,onion , mozzarella cheese ,red and yellow capsicum . Sprinkle red chilli flakes and thyme .
17Pre heat the oven at 180 degree C for ten minutes .Bake for 12 minutes with top and bottom rod on . Take the pan out and brush garlic / oil lightly and bake for another 2-3 minutes until the top is slightly golden brown in colour . Brush it with butter liberally.
18The same recipe can be followed to bake garlic knot pizza ..Use a pizza pan instead of round tin and reduce the baking time to 10 minutes .