What is more warming than the aroma of fresh bread? Well, I’ll tell you what is, eating warm fresh garlic bread with a molten heart of stringy delicious cheese and jalapeños. Just writing this makes me get all dreamy eyed about it and reminds of memories. So many of them. Dominos garlic bread reminds me of Friday evenings when Mummy and I would give each other these knowing looks that tonight we’re having pizza for dinner. And back in the early 2000s I don’t think there was any bigger treat than a Dominos. And every pizza had to be accompanied by the mandatory garlic bread.
Warm fluffy garlic bread covered with a heavy sprinkling of oregano and chilli flakes. You’ll be hit by the warming garlicky ness and the saltiness from the cheese in just one bite. It was heaven in one bite.
I also remember so many days when we’d order in pizza at team events, boxes piled up high. Dominos everywhere and then the mini boxes containing those coveted garlic bread slices. If you snooze you loose was the way with garlic bread. My favourite was always the garlic bread. Pizza came later.
All those memories came gushing back a couple of days ago when I found myself craving that very same Dominos garlic bread. Now that I am someone who bakes at home, I thought why not try making this at home. Covid-19 has definitely brought out the baker in many people. I’m one of the many. After rummaging through my pantry, I found some yeast sachets and began the process.
Baking Garlic Bread
I switched the flour to whole wheat flour, but you can of course use plain flour for a more authentic flavour. Don’t go light on the cheese or the garlic. After all,it is these two flavours that need to be prominent. I threw in some coriander for some extra zing and freshness.
After an hour of waiting and then baking, I was chuffed with the result. Soft, fluffy, cheesy, garlicky garlic bread with a stringy core. Perfect to eat on its own or with a bowl of hot soup. A soul warmer and belly pleaser.