Sourdough Garlic Bread Bites Recipe

Sourdough Garlic Bread Bites are a fun way to enjoy garlic bread with a sourdough twist.

Sourdough Garlic Bread Bites

Yields1 Serving

For the dough:
 100 g Sourdough Starter (fed and bubbly)
 500 g All Purpose Flour or Bread Flour (see notes above)
 250 g Water
 20 g Sugar
 20 g Olive Oil
 10 g Salt
For the filling:
 100 g Butter (room temp)
 50 g Grated Mozzarella Cheese
 50 g Shredded Parmesan Cheese
 10 g Garlic Powder
For the topping:
 20 g Melted Butter
 20 g Shredded Parmesan Cheese
 5 g Garlic Powder
 10 g Salt

INITIAL MIX / AUTOLYSE
1

Add your sourdough starter, flour and water into your stand mixer or Thermomix. Mix the ingredients for around 30 seconds until they are just combined into a shaggy dough. Leave to autolyse for around 30 minutes.

If you are in a hurry you can skip the autolyse and go straight to step 2.

ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS
2

Now add the rest of your dough ingredients - salt, olive oil and sugar. Mix the ingredients for around 1 minute or until they are combined together. Now leave to rest for around 30 minutes.

KNEADING YOUR DOUGH
3

Using your stand mixer or Thermomix, knead the dough for around 3 minutes. If you are using a stand mixer, you'll need to use your dough hook. The dough should become very elastic. If the dough is getting a little warm from being mixed in the mixer, give it a 10 minute rest. If it seems ok, knead for the full 3 minutes. Now give your dough a 30 minute rest.

4

Knead your dough in the mixer for another 2-3 minutes. You'll know it's ready when it is slapping the sides of the bowl of your Thermomix or Stand Mixer. The dough will be very elastic and quite silky and smooth. It shouldn't be sticking to the sides of the bowl at all. If it's not quite there, it's ok to knead for a few more minutes to develop the gluten and get it to where it needs to be.

BULK FERMENT
5

Once your dough is kneaded sufficiently, you need to bulk ferment it. If you're using a stand mixer, it's fine to leave it in the mixing bowl. If you're using a Thermomix you'll need to tip your dough into a glass or ceramic bowl to finish its bulk ferment.
At this point, you can just leave the dough as it is, covering it with some plastic wrap to stop it drying out. If you prefer your dough to be a bit neater, you can wet your hands and fold it into a neat ball.

As with any sourdough bread, the bulk ferment time will depend on the temperature in your kitchen and of course the strength of your starter. You're looking for your dough to be just UNDER double (this is because you want the dough to rise again when you've shaped it into your "bites".

MAKING THE GARLIC BREAD BITES
6

Once your dough has finished its bulk ferment you will be able to assemble your Garlic Bread Bites. You'll find a video on how to do this at the end of this recipe.

Ease your dough out of the bowl using a silicone dough scraper, remembering to have the smooth side on the counter and the sticky side facing up. You shouldn't need any flour for this as your dough shouldn't stick (it's such a beautiful silky, enriched dough).

Gently ease your dough out into a rough rectangle, with the longest side in front of you. If you feel like the rectangle is too big to handle, or you want to make smaller bites, divide the dough into two rectangles. This will make them easier to roll once you've added the toppings. It just depends if you want bigger bites or mini bites.

Pop any large bubbles and gently flatten the dough using your fingertips. It definitely doesn't need to be perfect, it will all even out when you roll up the dough so don't stress about a perfect rectangle.

Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.

7

While your dough is resting, add your butter, mozzarella, parmesan and garlic powder to a bowl and mix together to form a paste. Spread this paste over the rectangle(s) of dough, leaving about an inch (2.5cm) strip at the top of the rectangle. You'll need this section of the dough to be bare so you can join your rolls together.

8

Once you've spread the topping, roll the dough up tightly into a spiral or scroll. When you get to the bare edge, use wet hands to moisten the dough and seal it up. Place the log seam side down on the counter.

Slice your log into smaller pieces (you want them around an inch (2.5cm) thick. But of course you can make them thicker or thinner if you like.

9

Place your scrolls into a non-stick muffin pan. You can use a regular muffin pan for your bites - or you can use giant ones - it just depends on how big you want them to be. Once you've placed your scrolls in the holes, flatten them down a little so they squish out and fill up the holes. This also gives them more surface area for you to top before you bake them!

SECOND RISE
10

Once your scrolls are squished in your tin, you will need to let them rise again. The time it takes for the second rise will depend on the strength of your starter and the temperature of your home. You want them to be soft and puffy, but still with some shape. It should only take a few hours - unless your house is very cold!

BAKING YOUR BITES
11

Once your bites have risen for the second time, brush them with melted butter, sprinkle with more garlic powder, parmesan cheese and a little salt. You can also add fresh chopped parsley if you want a more authentic garlic bread look.

Bake them in a 180C (350F) oven for around 15 minutes (decrease this time if they are small, or at least watch them closely).

Ingredients

For the dough:
 100 g Sourdough Starter (fed and bubbly)
 500 g All Purpose Flour or Bread Flour (see notes above)
 250 g Water
 20 g Sugar
 20 g Olive Oil
 10 g Salt
For the filling:
 100 g Butter (room temp)
 50 g Grated Mozzarella Cheese
 50 g Shredded Parmesan Cheese
 10 g Garlic Powder
For the topping:
 20 g Melted Butter
 20 g Shredded Parmesan Cheese
 5 g Garlic Powder
 10 g Salt

Directions

INITIAL MIX / AUTOLYSE
1

Add your sourdough starter, flour and water into your stand mixer or Thermomix. Mix the ingredients for around 30 seconds until they are just combined into a shaggy dough. Leave to autolyse for around 30 minutes.

If you are in a hurry you can skip the autolyse and go straight to step 2.

ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS
2

Now add the rest of your dough ingredients - salt, olive oil and sugar. Mix the ingredients for around 1 minute or until they are combined together. Now leave to rest for around 30 minutes.

KNEADING YOUR DOUGH
3

Using your stand mixer or Thermomix, knead the dough for around 3 minutes. If you are using a stand mixer, you'll need to use your dough hook. The dough should become very elastic. If the dough is getting a little warm from being mixed in the mixer, give it a 10 minute rest. If it seems ok, knead for the full 3 minutes. Now give your dough a 30 minute rest.

4

Knead your dough in the mixer for another 2-3 minutes. You'll know it's ready when it is slapping the sides of the bowl of your Thermomix or Stand Mixer. The dough will be very elastic and quite silky and smooth. It shouldn't be sticking to the sides of the bowl at all. If it's not quite there, it's ok to knead for a few more minutes to develop the gluten and get it to where it needs to be.

BULK FERMENT
5

Once your dough is kneaded sufficiently, you need to bulk ferment it. If you're using a stand mixer, it's fine to leave it in the mixing bowl. If you're using a Thermomix you'll need to tip your dough into a glass or ceramic bowl to finish its bulk ferment.
At this point, you can just leave the dough as it is, covering it with some plastic wrap to stop it drying out. If you prefer your dough to be a bit neater, you can wet your hands and fold it into a neat ball.

As with any sourdough bread, the bulk ferment time will depend on the temperature in your kitchen and of course the strength of your starter. You're looking for your dough to be just UNDER double (this is because you want the dough to rise again when you've shaped it into your "bites".

MAKING THE GARLIC BREAD BITES
6

Once your dough has finished its bulk ferment you will be able to assemble your Garlic Bread Bites. You'll find a video on how to do this at the end of this recipe.

Ease your dough out of the bowl using a silicone dough scraper, remembering to have the smooth side on the counter and the sticky side facing up. You shouldn't need any flour for this as your dough shouldn't stick (it's such a beautiful silky, enriched dough).

Gently ease your dough out into a rough rectangle, with the longest side in front of you. If you feel like the rectangle is too big to handle, or you want to make smaller bites, divide the dough into two rectangles. This will make them easier to roll once you've added the toppings. It just depends if you want bigger bites or mini bites.

Pop any large bubbles and gently flatten the dough using your fingertips. It definitely doesn't need to be perfect, it will all even out when you roll up the dough so don't stress about a perfect rectangle.

Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.

7

While your dough is resting, add your butter, mozzarella, parmesan and garlic powder to a bowl and mix together to form a paste. Spread this paste over the rectangle(s) of dough, leaving about an inch (2.5cm) strip at the top of the rectangle. You'll need this section of the dough to be bare so you can join your rolls together.

8

Once you've spread the topping, roll the dough up tightly into a spiral or scroll. When you get to the bare edge, use wet hands to moisten the dough and seal it up. Place the log seam side down on the counter.

Slice your log into smaller pieces (you want them around an inch (2.5cm) thick. But of course you can make them thicker or thinner if you like.

9

Place your scrolls into a non-stick muffin pan. You can use a regular muffin pan for your bites - or you can use giant ones - it just depends on how big you want them to be. Once you've placed your scrolls in the holes, flatten them down a little so they squish out and fill up the holes. This also gives them more surface area for you to top before you bake them!

SECOND RISE
10

Once your scrolls are squished in your tin, you will need to let them rise again. The time it takes for the second rise will depend on the strength of your starter and the temperature of your home. You want them to be soft and puffy, but still with some shape. It should only take a few hours - unless your house is very cold!

BAKING YOUR BITES
11

Once your bites have risen for the second time, brush them with melted butter, sprinkle with more garlic powder, parmesan cheese and a little salt. You can also add fresh chopped parsley if you want a more authentic garlic bread look.

Bake them in a 180C (350F) oven for around 15 minutes (decrease this time if they are small, or at least watch them closely).

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