Pie maker cheesy garlic bread recipe. Cooked in a Kmart pie maker, these oozy garlic bread balls make for an easy kid’s dinner, side dish or finger food idea.
– 300g (2 cups) plain flour
– 2 tsp baking powder
– 80g unsalted butter, chilled, finely chopped, plus 60g extra
– 185ml (3/4 cup) milk
– 3 garlic cloves, crushed
– 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil, plus extra leaves, to serve
– 80g mozzarella, cut into 8 pieces
5 Method / Steps
Place the flour and baking powder in a large bowl. Add the chopped butter and use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and add the milk. Use a flat-bladed knife to stir the dough until it just comes together. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead briefly until mixture is smooth. Divide into 8 portions.
Place the garlic and extra butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute or until melted. Stir through the chopped basil.
Shape a piece of dough into an approximate 8cm disc. Dip a piece of mozzarella in the butter mixture and place in the centre of the dough disc. Bring the edges up to enclose and press edges to seal. Roll into a ball (the butter will ooze out and coat the bread ball). Continue with the remaining pieces of bread and mozzarella.
Place four of the bread bombs, seam side down, in the pie maker. Cook for 6 minutes. Brush with some remaining butter mixture and turn over. Cook for a further 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Cook the remaining bread bombs. Serve scattered with extra basil leaves.
source – tastecom