Garlic and Asiago Loaves

Garlic and Asiago Loaves

Garlic, olive oil and Asiago cheese make small homemade bread loaves huge in flavor.

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tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
cloves garlic, finely chopped
to 5 1/2 cups Gold Medal® Better for Bread™ flour
tablespoons sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
packages regular active or fast-acting dry yeast (4 1/2 teaspoons)
cups very warm water (120°F to 130°F)
cup shredded Asiago cheese (3 oz)
  1. In 6-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until garlic just begins to brown. Remove from heat.
  2. In large bowl, mix 2 cups of the flour, the sugar, salt and yeast. Add very warm water and garlic with oil. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in cheese and enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.
  3. On lightly floured surface, knead dough 5 to 10 minutes or until dough is smooth and springy. Grease large bowl with shortening or cooking spray. Place dough in bowl, turning dough to grease all sides. Cover bowl loosely with plastic wrap; let rise in warm place 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes or until dough has doubled in size.
  4. Grease large cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray. Gently push fist into dough to deflate. Divide dough into quarters. Shape each quarter into 6-inch round. Place each round with smooth side up on corner of cookie sheet. Cut 1/2-inch-deep slash in top of each round with serrated knife. Cover loosely with plastic wrap; let rise in warm place about 30 minutes or until dough has doubled in size.
  5. Heat oven to 375°F. Remove plastic wrap. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool if desired.
Makes 4 small loaves (6 slices each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
For great yeast bread results, try these Gold Medal® flour varieties: Better for Bread™ flour and Gold Medal® whole wheat flour.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Slice)
  • Calories 140
    • (Calories from Fat 30),
  • Total Fat 3 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 190mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 22g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.