"Half-n-Half Pizza-Garlic bread " : Lockdown cooking

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    Anusha Srivastava

    2 years

I guess most of us are die-heart fan of Italian food..The mere thought of pizza can make us crave for it badly and not only pizza , we also love to have cheesy garlic bread..I remember I used to order both whenever I used to go out for having Italian food..It becomes tough sometimes to choose but why choosing one when you can have both..Well I am someone who is actually very much into healthy eating but weekend cheat meal or having calorie-full meal one day a week is not that bad...So I was really craving for Italian food so decided to make this "Half-n-half Pizza-Garlic bread"..For a person with low appetite this is a perfect meal..
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Now coming to the recipe, it goes as:

1. Take a big bowl (you'll have to knead dough in this) and add half cup warm milk in it..Then add 1 tbsp of yeast {make sure that the date mentioned on yeast pack is correct as the old and expired ones dont give efficient results and your base will not rise ..After that add half tbsp of sugar ...Leave it for 10-15 minutes for the yeast to activate..This step is important as the soft and fluffy lecture will come due to this..Use warm milk only as it helps in yeast activation..

2. Add 1.5 cups of all purpose flour to this activated yeast mix and 1 tsp(tea spoon) of salt .

3. Then add 2 tbsp(table spoon) of oregano, 1 tbsp of chilli flakes , 2 tbsp of butter, 8-10 crushed / sliced garlic cloves ..Mix everything  well..

4. Knead a medium soft dough by adding milk as per need..One the dough is ready , brush butter or olive oil on its external surface and let it sit for 20-30 minutes..Cover the bowl with cellophane or simply with a plate if you don't have cellophane.

5. You will see that the dough will double in 20-30 minutes ..

6. Now spread some all purpose flour on rolling board and start rolling the dough,  give a circular shape like chapati ..

7. Garlic butter preparation: In a small bowl take 3 tbsp of melted butter and add crushed/sliced garlic,  oregano , chilli flakes and chopped coriander.. Your garlic butter is ready.

8. We will apply this garlic butter on rolled base and will add grated cheese , veggies of our choice , oregano and chilli flakes on half part of this base and will fold it like garlic bread..Apply garlic butter on top as well...Now on other half of base , apply pizza sauce , add veggies, and put grated cheese on it..

9. Brush oil on a microwave safe tin plate .. This is done so that your base doesn't get sticked to the plate while getting baked..Then once you're done with this, put your half-n-half pizza-garlic bread on it..

10. Bake it at 180°C for 15-20 minutes till you can actually see your base rising and changing colour and getting that baked brownish tint on top..You will see the cheese bubbling and the aroma of it will actually make your cravings even more intense..

Ta-da , it's ready!! Trust me , it's worth giving a try..