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Garlic Butter Bread Bites

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Don’t you just love the smell of homemade bread? The smell of homemade garlic bread is even better! This simple recipe combines the irresistible flavors of freshly baked bread, fragrant garlic, and rich butter to create bite-sized pieces of heaven. Whether you’re hosting a party, needing a side for your favorite Italian dish, or simply craving something savory, these Garlic Butter Bread Bites are sure to satisfy your taste buds. In this blog post, I’ll walk you through the process of making these mouthwatering treats, including helpful tips to ensure perfect results every time.

Garlic Butter Bread Bites Ingredients

To start, gather the following ingredients for the dough: 1 1/2 cups warm water, 2 tablespoons melted butter, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 tablespoon salt, 4 1/4 cups bread flour, and 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast.

You will also need a stick of unsalted butter (melted), fresh minced garlic, and a touch of salt for the topping.

How to Make Garlic Butter Bread Bites

Step 1 – Making the Dough

In a large bowl, combine the warm water, melted butter, sugar, and salt, stirring until dissolved. Sprinkle the yeast over the liquid mixture and let it sit for 5 minutes or until it becomes frothy.

Next, gradually add the bread flour to the liquid mixture, stirring until a soft dough forms. Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and knead it for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a greased bowl, covering it with a damp cloth or plastic wrap. Allow the dough to rise in a warm place for approximately 1 hour or until it doubles in size.

Step 2 – Creating the Bites

After the dough has risen, punch it down to release any trapped air. Take portions of the dough and gently pull them apart to form small balls, roughly the size of a walnut. Place these dough balls onto a greased cookie sheet, leaving a little space between each one to allow for expansion during baking.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius) and bake the bread bites for 12-15 minutes, or until they turn golden brown. While the bites are baking, prepare the flavorful garlic butter topping.

Step 3 – Making the Garlic Topping

In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, minced garlic, and salt, stirring well to ensure the ingredients are evenly distributed.

Step 4 – Finishing Touches

Once the bread bites are baked to perfection, remove them from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. Using a pastry brush, generously brush the garlic butter topping over each bread bite, ensuring they are well-coated and infused with flavor.

The aroma of the warm garlic butter will make your mouth water as you admire the golden-brown crust of the bread bites. The combination of the soft, fluffy interior and the savory, buttery exterior creates an irresistible treat that’s perfect for snacking, appetizers, or as an accompaniment to a delicious meal.

Tips for Success

  • Ensure the water used to activate the yeast is warm, not too hot or too cold, to facilitate proper yeast activation.
  • Knead the dough thoroughly until it becomes smooth and elastic for the best texture in your bread bites.
  • Allow the dough to rise in a warm, draft-free area to encourage proper fermentation and a light, airy texture.
  • Be generous when brushing the garlic butter topping onto the bread bites to enhance their flavor.
  • Experiment with additional toppings such as grated Parmesan cheese, dried herbs, or chili flakes to add a personal touch to your bread bites.

Garlic Butter Bread Bites are a delightful treat that combines the comforting taste of freshly baked bread with the irresistible flavors of garlic and butter. Whether you’re hosting a gathering, enjoying a movie night, or simply treating yourself, these bite-sized morsels are sure to be a hit.

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Sunday 19th of January 2020

How small is one ball?


Thursday 30th of January 2020

about 1 inch, you can make them a little bigger like 1.5 inches if you like, it doesn't mess with the bake time.