I loved the Crusty Italian Breadso much that I wanted to make it again but this time I envisioned big chunks of roasted garlic inside. I made this loaf to take to a friends house for dinner and I was excited to see if it turned out like I had envisioned. It turned out better. Each and every slice had at least 1 chunk of roasted garlic in it and the entire loaf had a lovely roasted garlic flavor. It was a huge hit with my friends and my family… I literally could have eaten just this bread for dinner. I can’t wait to make this one again.Roasted Garlic Italian Bread: Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
- 2/3 cup of warm water
- 3/4 tsp olive oil
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp brown sugar
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 1/8 tsp yeast
- 2 heads of roasted garlic
- 1 egg + 1 tbsp water
Place the water,olive oil, salt, brown sugar, flour, and yeast into a bread machine pan in that order. Turn the bread machine to the dough setting and push start.
Prepare the roasted garlic (click for instructions) while the dough is in the bread maker.
Once the dough cycle has completed (mine lasts 1 1/2 hours). Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough into a rectangle then place the roasted garlic cloves all over the dough.
Roll up jelly roll style and pinch the seam closed very well. Place the loaf onto a silpat mat that has been sprinkled with cornmeal.
Cover with a cloth and let rise, until doubled in size, about 40 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Combine the egg with the water and beat until thoroughly mixed. Brush the egg mixture on the top of the loaf. Carefully slice a long single cut down the center of the loaf with a very sharp knife. Place the silpat mat onto a baking sheet.
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