Pepperoni/Cheesey Garlic Bread

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PepGarCheeseThought of baking some bread for our dinner tonight. Nami-miss ko na din ang tinapay na mainit – at syempre yung gawa ko. 😀  At dahil na-perfect ko na ang recipe ng tinapay ko (as far as I am concerned) kasi tinatangkilik naman ng mga anak ko, ise-share ko na lang kung paano ko ginawa. Ay, hindi pa ako hi-tech, kaya wala pang video version. Pasensya na po. Para lang po muna ito sa magti-tyagang magbasa…salamat po.  Picture-picture na lang po muna. 😉

Ingredients:

DOUGH Preparation – 

  • 5 CUPS of All Purpose Flour
  • 3 TSP Rapid Rise Yeast
  • 1 cup of Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup of Fresh Milk
  • 1/3 cup of MARGARINE, Softened
  • 3 Egg Yolks

FLAVORING –

  • 3 TBSP of MARGARINE,
  • 8 Cloves of Garlic, finely minced
  • 1 CUP  of Freshly Grated CHEDDAR CHEESE  divided
  • 1/2 TSP EACH of BASIL, PARSLEY, ALL SPICE, GROUND PEPPER
  • 1/2 small pack PEPPERONI

Procedure:

  • In a small saucepan heat milk and butter and warm it just enough until the butter melts at 110°F degrees (syempre dapat may kitchen thermometer ka). Add yeast and let it stay for about 10 minutes.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the garlic and butter together for a few minutes or until the garlic becomes fragrant but not brown,  put all the seasonings, set aside.
  • In a big bowl (of a stand mixer, if available) add the flour, half of the cheddar cheese, sugar, egg yolks and the yeast mixture. Mix “mano-mano” with spatula then with hand for at least 10 minutes (or on low in a stand mixer, if available, until everything is incorporated) — wala pa kasi akong stand mixer, ibibigay pa lang ng universe, hinihintay ko pa ;-D
  • If kneading with mixer, increase the speed to medium high and knead the dough for about 5 to 7 minutes or until it is nice and smooth and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Transfer the dough in a lightly greased container/bowl, grease the top and sides of the dough with a little oil as well, cover with plastic wrap and let it rise for about 2-3 hours (place it somewhere dark and warm until it has almost doubled in size).
  • After 3 hours, knead lightly on a floured surface, form into a log, flatten, brush generously with the garlic mixture, arrange pepperoni on top and sprinkle with 3/4 cup of the grated cheddar cheese.
  • Roll carefully to form into a log (again), cut and place in an oiled baking pan/sheet. Pwede din gawing parang monay na may palaman, just like these: 
  • Brush the top of the buns with the garlic/butter mixture and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of the dough.
  • Cover and let it sit for about an hour.
  • Bake at 190°C/375°F preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. When done, brush some butter on top (para lang mabango).

Enjoy! 🙂

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