Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Garlic And Cheese Stuffed Bread

"Garlic and Cheese Stuffed Bread"
Garlic and cheese Stuffed Bread flavored with dry basil, its just yum....Simple and easy to make with the goodness  of gooey mozzarella and cheddar cheese serves as a perfect appetizer too....or just have it along with a bowl of fresh salad.


For the bread
All Purpose flour (Maida) - 1 cup
Dry Yeast - 1 teaspoon  (approx 5gms)
Sugar - 1 tablespoon (approx -15 gms)
Salt - 1 teaspoon (approx - 5 gms)
Water, lukewarm - 1/2 cup (approx-100 ml)
Olive oil - 2 tablespoon

For the stuffing
Mozzarella cheese, shredded - 1/4 th cup
Cheddar cheese, shredded - 3/4 cup
Dry basil - 1 teaspoon
Garlic powder - 1/2 teaspoon


Add sugar to lukewarm water, when almost dissolved add the dry yeast and let the yeast proof until frothy.

In a large bowl add the All purpose flour and salt and 1 tablespoon oil, mix well and add the ready yeast mixture and make a dough.

Put the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a moist muslin cloth or you could also cover with cling film. Keep the dough in a moist place to rise for 45 minutes.

Apply some olive onto your palm and punch down the dough, cover with cling film and allow it rise again for 30 minutes.

In a mixing bowl place the cheese along with dry 3/4th teaspoon of basil and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. Mix well and divide it into two equal parts. Keep aside 1/4th teaspoon of dry basil for dusting.

Punch down the dough.
Divide the dough into 2 equal parts. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured board and roll it into a 8 inch diameter disk approximately 1/3rd of an inch thick.
Sprinkle half the circle with one part of the cheese mixture, fold over the other half of the circle to cover the cheese, Press and seal close the sides with your finger.

Slice the dough at 1 inch intervals, sprinkle some dry basil on top. repeat the same process for the remaining dough.

Pre- heat the oven at 190 degree Celsius or 375 degree Fahrenheit. Place the ready dough in the pre heated oven and let it bake for 14- 16  minutes.

Once done the crust will have a golden brown colour.
Brush the bread with olive oil and let it cool over wire rack.

Enjoy :)

Note :

Do not worry if the dough is a bit sticky as we would need flour to roll out the dough.


  1. This looks very delicious. I am going to try this over a weekend. Thanks for sharing. :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by, please do try i'm sure you will love it too...

  2. This is such a wonderful recipe.
    I have a quick question.
    Did u bake these bread sticks on a parchment paper ?
    Coz when i tried a similar recipe and baked it on an aluminium plate, the base got all soggy and unappetizing.
    What should i do to make sure the base is crisp ? I do not have a pizza stone.

    1. Hi, thanks for stopping by.....Yes, I did bake it on parchment paper as its on the pictures.

  3. Hi Preeti...I m a big fan if your blog & really wish to try out this awesome recipe but sadly I m unable to arrange dry yeast. Can you plz help me with an alternative / substitute to that. Will appreciate your help.

    Looking forward for your response. TIA!

    1. Hi, thanks for stopping by.....I have mostly worked with yeast but since you are unable to arrange it I would suggest that you replace yeast with a teaspoon of baking powder and add 2 tablespoon of curd. Please eliminate the sugar as it is used to activate the yeast and adjust the quantity of water accordingly and try. Hope it turns out well. Will appreciate if you could leave ur feedback on how it turned out as this would help other readers too. TIA☺