Really, is there anything better than garlic bread? Delicious, soft, warm dough, topped with buttery, garlicky goodness. It’s the perfect accompaniment to any dinner, but in particular, pizza.
So let me introduce you to the ultimate pull-apart garlic bread. There is something deeply satisfying about tearing off your own portion, and these cute little dough balls are perfect for this. Tear and share at its finest, it’s great for sharing with friends.
This garlic bread is the ultimate pairing with my super easy homemade vegan pizza. It’s the same dough recipe, so simply make a bit more, then turn half into pizza, and half into dough balls. Simple!
For the perfect weekend dinner, make up a couple of pizzas, a batch of these dough balls, and serve with a side salad. How about my easy quinoa summer salad? Grab a few friends and you’ll be having a fantastic night in no time.
I’m going to keep this one short, because I’m sure you’re desperate to see the recipe and get cooking. Have fun!
Vegan Pull-Apart Garlic Bread
- 175g plain flour
- 75ml lukewarm water
- 3.5g fast action yeast
- 3g salt
- 10ml olive oil
- 100g vegan butter, softened
- Handful parsley, finely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- Basil or parsley to garnish
- Salt to season
- Step 1 Begin by making your dough. In a small bowl, mix together your yeast and water. Set aside for 5 minutes
- Step 2 In a large bowl, add your flour, salt, olive oil and yeast mixture.
- Step 3 Using an electric whisk with a dough hook, whisk for 7 to 8 minutes, until you can touch the dough without it sticking. You can also try the windowpane test, where you take a small piece of dough, stretch it and hold it up the the light. If you can see the light, the dough is ready. If you do not have an electric whisk with dough hooks, you can hand knead it, which will take a bit longer (about 10 – 12 minutes).
- Step 4 On your worktop, sprinkle a small amount of flour. Take your kneaded dough, place on your worktop, and shape into a ball (do this gently, it does not need to be perfect). Place it back into the bowl
- Step 5 Cover the bowl with cling film and leave until is has doubled in size (about an hour)
- Step 6 Whilst your dough is proving, make your garlic butter. In a bowl, mix together your softened butter, garlic and chopped parsley. Add in a generous amount of salt.
- Step 7 Set aside (don’t put back in the fridge as it needs to stay soft)
- Step 8 Once your dough is ready, take out of the bowl and place on your floured worktop. Cut your dough into 10 pieces
- Step 9 Roll each piece of dough into a ball shape
- Step 10 On a lightly floured baking tray, put the rolled dough balls into two lines, making sure they all touch
- Step 11 Set aside and leave again until they have doubled in size, about an hour
- Step 12 Once ready, pre-heat your own to 180 degrees
- Step 13 Take your garlic butter and spread gently onto the doughballs, leave some spare to put on once the doughballs are cooked
- Step 14 Place doughballs into the oven for 10-12 minutes, until golden
- Step 15 Remove from the oven and spread on the remaining garlic butter
- Step 16 Garnish with parsley or basil and a bit of extra salt. Serve!