I made these stuffed garlic bread at home similar to the one Dominos makes. There are many types of garlic bread, but dominos one is bit different. Remember the feeling and the satisfaction of sinking the teeth into a pillow of that aroma-full flavoursome goodness. Maybe it’s the crusty fragrant top that makes Dominos garlic bread special, or maybe its the spice mix.
Now, when I was able to conquer on the exact texture + aromas + spice mix, it’s obvious that kids and Pranav enjoyed indulging into carb filled comfort goodness. But you know, they made me bake a fresh batch the next day. And I was not allowed to photograph the next bake. You can guess how yum the garlic bread turned out to be.
I too had a relaxing day yesterday with a fresh baked stuffed garlic bread (which was, by the way, the second batch). I was in my bed with my share of stuffed garlic bread watching Walking Dead on Netflix. It was raining outside and there was this Sunday type feeling. I have reached till the season 7 episode 3 of watching Walking Dead now. What an amazing series and it’s so crazy addictive. Have you given it a try?
Anyways, getting back to our stuffed garlic bread dominos-style.
If you think you can’t make them at home. You are absolutely wrong. I have an easy and perfect way for you here. Keep reading…
If you think that dominos oregano spice mix makes it so wonderful. You are absolutely correct. It does, and guess what? I have a magic wand for that exact same flavour and aromas.
It’s Ossoro’s garlic bread essence. Ossoro Garlic Bread Flavour, 30 ml It’s oil based so it’s dough friendly. Believe me, it’s like magic in a bottle, few drops makes everything so perfect. Honestly, I was aware of garlic essence/garlic powder available in the market ( have used them also many times before), but this little bottle contains all the goodness of garlic bread flavours (that is new to me).
It’s like a little hint of yeast bread, mingled with garlic and spice mix, as you sniff the open bottle you feel them all together and all just in right proportions. I have to thank Ossoro for making life easy here. Because few drops made the making / balancing the aromas all so easy for me.
To enhance the bake, I also have a recipe for the spice mix. The same oregano spice mix which we all keep asking for extra packs from the delivery guy. I use to save those oregano spice mixes for later use, as and when saved after a pizza delivered at home. Any dip and sauce and pasta dish can be dressed up well with just a little dash of this spice mix.
Now we have a recipe to keep forever and we can make our own spice mix in abundance. All you need to do is, crush and mix them all the ingredients mentioned below, together using a motel and pestle.
1 Tbsp. salt
1 Tbsp. black pepper
½ Tbsp. dry basil leaves
½ Tbsp. dry oregano
Food Library Oregano Herb . (200gm)
2 Tbsp. garlic powder
Urban Platter Garlic Powder, 250g
1/4 Tsp. dry rosemary
SOMAZ Oregano, Basil, Parsley, Thyme and Rosemary-165 Grams (Combo of 5)
½ Tsp. chilly powder or ¼ tsp. chilly flakes
Chataka Crush Chilli Pizza Mirch, 400g
For the garlic bread
1 1/2 cup of (maida) all-purpose flour
1 1/4th teaspoon of active dry yeast
Urban Platter Baker’s Active Dry Yeast, 50g
3/4th cup Luke warm water
1 tablespoon of sugar
4 – 5 drops of Ossoro garlic bread essence
Ossoro Garlic Bread Flavour, 30 ml
2 tablespoon of soft butter
Little less than 1 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of homemade Oregano Seasoning
For the stuffing
Maize flour for dusting
1 tablespoon of chopped jalapeños
half a cup of boiled corn
2 tablespoons of cheese spread
1/2 a cup of grated mozzarella
Combine the yeast, sugar and 2 tbsp water in a small bowl, mix well cover it with a lid and keep aside for 10 minutes.
In a large bowl mix flour, butter, yeast-water mixture and salt, mix well and knead it into a soft dough using enough warm water. Add in few drops of Ossoro garlic bread essence and knead for 15 to 20 minutes until the dough is elastic and smooth on the surface. Shape the kneaded dough into a ball. Transfer the dough into a greased bowl and cover it with a damp muslin cloth and keep aside for 1 hour.
Dust a clean dry surface with little maize flour, place the dough over it, add in a teaspoon of prepared spice mix and knead it till smooth. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions. Roll a portion of the dough into a 200 mm. (8”) diameter circle using a little maize flour for rolling too. Spread 1 tbsp of cheese spread on one side of the circle, leaving the edges and sprinkle grated mozzarella cheese and boiled corn evenly over it. Sprinkle with 1 tsp of the prepared spice mixture and chopped jalapenos evenly over it. Cover it with the other half of the dough to make a semi-circle and press it well to seal the edges completely.
Complete the second dough roll, with same steps. Place them both on a baking tray lined with a parchment paper, cover it with a damp muslin cloth and keep aside for 30 minutes.
Slit both the stuffed garlic bread slightly at regular intervals using a sharp knife. Brush melted butter over each stuffed garlic bread and sprinkle prepared spice mix on the top. Bake it in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 25 minutes.
Serve hot and enjoy your day!
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