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Domino's Garlic Bread by Bombay Foodie

This is the ultimate quandary. I like pizzas from Pizza Hut but can't stand their garlic bread. And it's just the reverse for Domino's - LOVE their garlic bread but would rather pass on their pizzas. If only it was that simple.

Domino's steadfastly refuses to deliver anything unless you order a pizza first. And tired of ordering a pizza which I give away the next morning, I decided to make my own garlic bread.

It's a basic focaccia recipe, altered to fit the bill. First off, heat 1/2 cup water until it's warm but not hot. 20 seconds in the microwave usually does it. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp of active dry yeast and let proof for 5 minutes.

To the now bubbling yeast, add 1 tbsp olive oil and a cup of plain flour. Mix until the flour is all blended in, then cover and let rise until doubled. Took about half an hour in Mumbai weather.

Now that you have a sponge, add another 1/2 cup flour, salt to taste and (this is most critical) 1/2 tsp garlic powder. Knead for around 5 minutes until you have a smooth dough. It will still be very wet. Let it rise again until doubled.

At this stage, preheat your oven to as high as it goes. Lightly flour your counter and roll out the dough to a rough rectangle. Transfer it to a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush olive oil on top and open up a few packets of Domino's seasoning you saved from the last order to sprinkle on top (or oregano if you must). Cut into strips with a pizza cutter and bake until browned on top, about 10-12 minutes.

The bread looked and tasted "almost" like Domino's. Almost but not quite because my courage failed me at the last minute and I simply could not pour as much oil on top as Domino's does. But go ahead and do that if you like and you will never have to order extra pizzas again.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Wow simran.looks the real dominos one...love it bookmarked already........should start baking bread as soon as i lay my hand on good yeast
Srivalli said…
Well I would say this looks and must have tasted great than theirs!..I hate when they blackmail us like that right..:)..though I love the garlic bread from pizza hut too!
I have to bookmark and try it out :)
Santosh Bangar said…
realy it looks like dominos yummy.....
Jay said…
hy simran,
this must have tasted hearty n divine..
happy following you..
love to see you in my space too..:)
Tasty Appetite
Kavi said…
You give "AWAY" Dominoes pizza?! :O Unbelievable! But this looks close to Dominoes Garlic Breadsticks! :)
Hi dear, I tried this over the weekend and absolutely loved it. Will try to blog about it soon. Thanks for the recipe :)
Deepti said…
Hi,
Can I use fresh grated garlic?
Aruna Harish said…
I made these last week and they were delicious.
sneha joseph said…
Can I use garlic paste ? If so how much
Simran said…
Sneha, I have never used garlic paste but I feel it won't work as well. You will get too much of a raw garlic flavour with that I think.

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