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Parsley Garlic Wreath Bread

Parsley Garlic Wreath Bread

This pretty wreath bread is an interesting variation on the regular garlic bread.
Course Appetizer, Bread, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Author Syama

Ingredients

For Basic Bread Dough

  • 4 C All Purpose or Bread Flour (480g)
  • 1 C Water (240g)
  • 1 Tbsp Yeast (8g)
  • 1 3/4 Tsp Salt (9g)
  • 2 Tsp Sugar

For Parsley Garlic Filling

  • 1/4 C Minced Parsley
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic Minced
  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 Tsp Fine Sea Salt

Instructions

Make Bread Dough

  1. If you are using pre-made dough skip this step.
  2. Warm 1/4 C water to 110°F or just warm to touch. Dissolve 1tsp sugar in the water and sprinkle the yeast on top. Set aside for 5 to 10 minutes for the yeast to become active. If the yeast water does not froth up discard and try again.
  3. Take the flour in a large mixing bowl. Add salt and the remaining sugar. Stir well. Make a well in the middle of the flour mix and add the yeast water. Slowly mix the flour into the water adding as much of the remaining water as necessary to make a dough. Knead the dough for 5 minutes. Add more water or flour as necessary to make a soft dough. Knead for 5 to 10 more minutes or till the dough relaxes and feels elastic.
  4. Oil a bowl large enough store 3 times the quantity of the dough. Roll the dough into a ball in place in the oiled bowl. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap or moist kitchen towel. Set aside in a warm place to rise till doubled, about 1 hour.

Make the filling

  1. Mince the garlic fine. Finely chop the parsley leaves. Soften the butter. Mix all the filling ingredients well. Set aside.

Make the wreath

  1. Lightly oil or line  a  baking  sheet  with parchment paper.
  2. Punch down the risen dough. Knead a few times and transfer to a floured rolling surface. Divide the dough into 4  equal portions. Divide the butter mix into 4 equal portions. Take one portion of dough and roll into a 6 X 10  rectangle. Spread one portion of butter evenly over the  rolled out  piece. Cut  into  long strips  of about 2  inches  in  width.   Roll  each strip. Place the strip seam side down. Using  the  knife  make a vertical slice down the roll to the  center half way through, so the layers begin to open up. Gently squeeze on one end of to  get stacked petal look .
  3. Arrange the pieces  as in a circle. filling quarter of the way, with each piece just  touching  its neighbors on either side. Repeat for the remaining pieces of dough.  Cover  and  let  it   rise  for  30 minutes.

Bake

  1. While the dough is rising,  pre-heat the  oven to 375°F (190°C). Uncover the risen dough  and  bake the  bread in the  hot oven for  20 minutes .  Remove  from the oven  and   let  rest  for  5  minutes .  Serve warm !

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