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Monday, January 24, 2011

Gorgeous Garlic Bread!

I tried out a new bread recipe today - I wanted something new to go with an old soup recipe!

This came from The Bread Machine Bible, by Anne Sheasby (ISBN:978-1-84483-795-3).  Since my bread machine is long gone, I followed the directions for the 'oven method' and mixed the dough in the mixer. It really can't be done in a bread machine anyway, except to mix and raise the dough.

Garlic Bubble Ring
Makes one loaf - (serves 12)

• 1 package (1 lb. 2 oz.) white bread mix  (mixed according to directions)
• 7 TB melted butter (I used light butter)
• 1 beaten egg
• 2 TB freshly grated parmesan cheese
• 2 cloves minced garlic
• 1/2 tsp. salt
• 2 tsp. dried herbs (I used Italian seasonings)

This is the mix I bought.  I found it in the baking
section with specialty flours.  I think that
any 1-loaf recipe would work if you prefer to
make your own from scratch.

1. Mix the bread mix according to the directions.
2. Let the dough rise until doubled in size.
3. Grease a 9-inch spring form pan fitted with a tube bottom (angelfood cake pan)
4. Combine melted butter, egg, cheese, garlic, salt and dried herbs in a small bowl and mix well.
5. Divide the dough into 12 equal balls, and dip them in the herb mixture, liberally coating them all over.
6. Cover and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size.

7. Preheat oven to 375ยบ F.  Drizzle remaining liquid over the rolls, and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until bread is risen and golden brown.  (I cooked it for 35 minutes.  The top was well browned but the bottom seemed a little wet.  I removed it from the pan, set it on a cookie sheet and put it back in the oven for about 5 more minutes until the sides and bottom had browned more.)

8. Cool on a wire rack.  Pull rolls apart when ready to serve.

The dough is really light and the flavors are wonderful!  This was really easy, and I know it'll be one of those great party dishes that people will rave over!


  1. but what is the typical whiter bread mix? there's no recipe for the mix?

  2. It's an actual box mix that you can buy at the store (like pancake mix). It's sold in the baking section. There weren't any brand choices so I got the only one they had. It has yeast, and the mix - and directions are on the box. Once the dough is done, you add the other things.