When I started making this bread, I had in mind a monkey bread, but midway I got confused. I thought the dough I had wasn't enough to make a good looking monkey bread so I turned it into a crown, only to realize later that I had enough dough and I could have made a monkey bread as planned. Sigh!
Monkey bread is quiet similar to this one only the shape is a bit different but that's a story for another day. For the time being let's concentrate on our crown.
This is a great dough recipe and makes excellent soft and fluffy bread. You can shape it any way you like to. Just don't forget to drizzle a lot of garlic butter and you will have a perfect garlic flavor bread which you and your family will love!
I know this because my family liked it so much I have to make it almost every weekend now.
So, to start with you will need:
Add an egg, butter, oil and milk
Knead the dough for 5-8 minutes until it gets stretchy and smooth. Cover and keep in a warm place for 2 hours or until doubles in size.
Punch down the dough, roll it lengthwise and cut 14 equal parts. Make a ball out of each part.
Grease your baking pan with garlic butter and arrange all balls in layers on top of each other.
Allow them a second rise. Drizzle more garlic butter.
Bake in preheated oven at 190 C for 45 minutes or until the bread takes a golden color.
- All purpose flour (4 cups)
- Yeast (2 tsp)
- Salt (2 tsp)
- Sugar (1 tsp)
- Baking powder (1 tbsp)
- Powdered milk (2 tbsp)
- Egg (1)
- Butter (melted 1 tbsp)
- Oil (4 tbsp)
- Milk (warm 1/4 cup)
- Dried oregano (1/2 tsp)
Note: Garlic butter is made by mixing garlic paste and dried oregano with molten butter.