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JORGE GALAZ's picture


Hi there

I just started making bread and I want to share with all of you a garlic dough that I made.
You can use it to make bread sticks, loaf or as a pizza crust and all of them with a great taste of garlic.

Here is the recipe:
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups lukewarm water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon garlic powder ( or use garlic salt and discard the teaspoon of salt)
2 tablespoon melted butter
1 1/2 tablespoon of dry yeast


Mix in a bold the 3 cups all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon garlic powder. Then on a plastic or crystal measuring cup (large enough to hold the 1 1/4 of water) mix 1 tablespoon of melted butter,  1 1/4 cups water, 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 1/2 tablespoon dry yeast. After that,  mix all in a bowl until it turns into a dough. Then knead for about 15 minutes in a well floured working board, table or any space you use to knead. Then shape it like a ball and spread the remaining tablespoon of butter and let it rise for 1 hour.

If you are going to make a loaf let it rise for 1 hour. (Note: Because the garlic is a natural pesticide the dough won't rise very much.)
If you are going to make bread sticks or pizza crust just let it raise for 1 hour and then use a rolling pin to give the desire thickness.
Preheat the oven for 15 minutes at 375 ºF or 190 ºC and then bake for 30 minutes at 410 ºF or 210 ºC.

This is my first blog, please be patient and if you have any question regarding this recipe just e-mail me at