Hive Top Chef! - Garlic & Herb Bread Twist

in hive-102880 •  last month  (edited)

Ancient Egyptians believed that Garlic made you stronger so the slaves building the Pyramids would be given a daily ration of garlic to make them stronger and ward off illness; they were wise indeed!

Garlic has been around for over 5000 years and is one of the oldest cultivated Vegetables; yes it's a vegetable not a herb. It has been used for both physical and spiritual health by ancient and modern cultures.

Strings of Garlic used to be hung to keep away witches or the evil eye, keep out robbers and to chase away envious people!

A bride would carry a clove of garlic as a good luck charm and to ward off evil from her big day; can't see that this would have enticed the bridegroom, in fact could also keep him at bay, especially if it was an arranged marriage and not a love match:)

Of course we know that Garlic indeed has many...
Such as...

  • Lowering cholesterol levels.
  • Boosting the immune system.
  • Reducing blood pressure.
  • Contains antioxidants that protect against cell damage AND aging, may also reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Garlic is closely related to onions, shallots and leeks and is made up of about 10-20 segments called cloves.
This pungent vegetable is widely used in kitchen for Seafood dishes, Spicy Curries and Creamy Pasta Sauces to name but a few; none of these can be made without the addition of crushed Garlic.
However, the first thing that came to mind for Qurator's: Hive Top Chef! | Garlic!
was Garlic Bread or Garlic Flatbreads.
The first won the toss-up, so I made...
Literally drowning in Garlic & Herb Butter.

The bread dough was rolled out thinly, layered with Garlic & Herb Butter, sliced and twisted into a round knots, closely placed in round cake pan, Garlic & Herb butter lathered on top before and after baking.
No mistaking that Garlic was on the menu the night before, but it didn’t matter as everyone had tucked in.
The bread could be flaked off and had a similar texture to Croissants; absolutely fabulous eaten hot off the press, as the saying goes!

  • 3 cups Stoneground White Bread Flour
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 sachet instant Yeast
  • 600ml Lukewarm Water
    Mix dry ingredients with a whisk, add water and knead till dough forms a ball and leaves side of bowl; leave to proof in a warm place.
    I used my Wonderbag as this speeds up the process.
  • 200 gram Butter at room temperature
  • Fresh Rosemary, Thyme & Parsley, finely diced
  • Garlic, crushed
    Mix all together
    Garlic butter.jpg
    Form a long roll with bread dough, cut into 7 pieces, roll each one out thinly into oval shape, spread Garlic & herb Butter on top, cut strips but leave the top intact and twist starting from the top, then form a knot.
    Bread twist.jpg
    Pack knots tightly together into round cake pan, spread Garlic & Herb Butter on top before baking at 180°C for approx 40 min.
    Lather remaining Garlic & Herb Butter on top and serve hot.
    Absolutely delicious Garlic & Herb Butter loaded Bread.


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Your recipes are amazing, I think a little bit of that bread would make me very happy!

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Oh dear!!! They look so appetizing, I wanna make a bite!!! 😋😋 Thank you for showing us the recipe. Hmmmm, I think I would want to bake real soon. Hahaha! 😂

This is a sure win! 😍 Congratulations @lizelle! 😍

This garlic bread was really good, I'm keen to try different shapes now, this one looked a bit messy but was delicious nevertheless. Thank you for your great feedback @gingbabida!

I like the messy shape actually! I think because of it, the bread is more appealing. 😍

Thank you for sharing it with us @lizelle. ❤

Have a great evening.

Upvote :)

Thank you:)

Oh wow. You ABSOLUTELY cant beat garlic twist.. sooo good. I bet this didnt last long in your household!

You're right, this disappeared way too fast, it turned out featherlight, soft and spongy inside with a crispy crust, really good:) I think the full moon had something to do with it LOL;)

Oh wow 😯 looks very great 👍 wish you win.

Awe thank you @sreypov, but I really think your entry was a winner!

I thinking is you winner because your post very nice! I love it 😻

That is a work of art @lizelle! You are the master of homemade delights. Your lucky family.
By the way those photos are amazing as well.😊

Awe thank you @carolynstahl!

Buon apetitte :-)

Muchas gracias:)

Wow, It look delicious I wish you have a number 1.

Thank you so much:)