Saturday, May 12, 2012

Cheesy Garlic Bread Swirls

First of all, Happy Mother's Day!!!  I hope all of your hubby's and children spoil you like crazy.

Remember way back in February when I shared w/ you what I made for Valentine's Day?  And I promised you a recipe for these yummy Cheesy Garlic Bread Swirls?  Well, I'm finally getting around to sharing it w/ you!  They were very yummy, and very easy to make!  Below is a picture of the meal, just to give you a reminder :)

Oh fyi, the coins are a part of my serving platter.  I did not place a bunch of random coins next to the rolls.

All the ingredients.  In case you were wondering where I got my Garlic Spread seasoning from, I got it from Costco.  It's great for garlic breads or even pastas.

The garlic butter.

Roll out your dough on a floured surface, or just spray a portion of your counter top w/ a cooking spray.  (This is a little trick I’ve been using a lot lately. I really, really hate cleaning up flour on my work surface after I’ve been working with dough, but I obviously have to use SOMETHING to keep it from sticking. If you spray a little non-stick cooking spray on your work surface and your rolling pin, your dough won’t stick and clean-up is super easy!  Thanks "Our Best Bites" for the advice!)  Spread the garlic butter on the dough.

Sprinkle w/ mozzarella cheese.

And roll, use the dental floss method to cut your dough into "cinnamon roll" type rolls.  (sorry about the blurriness, my boys must've touched the lens again! ugh)

Place in greased muffin tins, or on a cookie sheet.  Bake @ 350 for 18-22 minutes.

Serve!  Yummy. 

Cheesy Garlic Bread Swirls

French Bread Dough:
  • 1 Tbsp. yeast
  • 1 1/2 c. warm water
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4-5 1/2 c. flour
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 egg yolk

Garlic Butter:
  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) of real butter, no substitutions
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. garlic bread seasoning
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese

Combine yeast, water, and sugar in large mixing bowl and allow to stand 10 minutes or until bubbly. Add salt, vegetable oil, and egg yolk (set white aside for later) and combine. Add 3 c. flour and mix well until combined. Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough that barely sticks to your finger. Knead, either by hand or in mixer for another 2-3 minutes. Cover and allow to rise 1 hour.
While dough is rising, combine butter and garlic bread seasoning. Set aside.

Spray your work surface and rolling pin w/ a cooking spray (my favorite is the baking kind w/ flour in it already) Roll your dough into a rectangle about 18-20 inches by 6 inches. Smear garlic butter over the entire surface of the dough and then sprinkle with cheese.

Roll up Cinnamon-roll style and then use dental floss to cut into 12 equal slices.  Place each slice in a muffin tin. Cover with a clean cloth. Preheat oven to 350 and allow rolls to rise while the oven is heating.  When the oven is ready, bake for 18-22 minutes.

You’re going to need to keep a CLOSE eye on these during the last 10 minutes or so–once you notice the cheese getting brown, place a sheet of aluminum foil over the rolls (you don’t need to press it down or anything, just lay it on top). This will keep the cheese from burning, although it will get pretty brown on top. It’s okay, though, because the insides are still all ooey-gooey.

Pull these out of the oven and eat ‘em up ASAP!  Enjoy!

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