As typed by Milo…
This post is dedicated to my dear friend and office confidant Laura. She gifted me this bottle of authentic Olive oil which she got all the way from Spain to Norway to India. Thanks Laura. Yet another inspiration to keep cooking with my spouse.
1.5 cups All-purpose flour/Maida,
1 tsp. active dry yeast,
½ tsp. sugar,
2 tbsp. olive oil,
Italian spice mix/pizza masala,
½ cup water,
2 cheese cubes,
4 tsp. garlic paste,
Salt to taste
Slightly warm ½ cup water and put sugar and yeast and let it stand for 15 minutes till the yeast bubbles up.
Take 1 cup flour and mix it with 1 tbsp. olive oil and the yeast solution. Knead it well and keep the dough covered in a warm place for an hour.
The dough will rise to double the quantity.
After an hour, punch the dough to remove the air and mix in ½ cup flour, salt to taste, pepper and Italian spice mix as per your taste. Knead the dough well for around 5 minutes.
Cover and keep it in a warm place to rise. It will take another 45 minutes to an hour.
Now knead the dough for 2 to 3 minutes and divide it into 2 portions.
Take the first portion on a flat surface and roll it out into a circle using a rolling pin.
Apply 2 tsp. garlic paste evenly on the rolled surface and sprinkle with grated cheese.
Press the cheese lightly with your fingertips so that it sticks to the dough.
Now fold the rolled circle into half, press and seal the edges lightly.
Apply 1 tbsp. olive oil on the outer surface of the bread and sprinkle Italian seasoning over it.
Do the same steps for the other portion of the dough.
Preheat the oven at 220 degree Centigrade for 10 minutes.
Place the bread on the baking tray lined with aluminum foil. Cut it into 4 pieces using a knife and bake for around 10 to 15 minutes.
Relish it when its hot.