Sunday, March 4, 2012

Whole Grain Twisted Baguettes with Parmesan Cheese and Garlic Butter

This was a tasty bread. It tasted especially nice with the tomato basil soup I made today. It was a nice meal for a winter day. Some of my family begs to differ and doesn't like having soup, but I still slip in into our meals.  That is one of the benefits to being the cook. :) You can cook what sounds good.

2 C warm water
2 T honey
2 T yeast
2 tsp salt
2 T olive oil
5-6 C whole grain flour* (I did add 3/4 C white flour. I think It would work great without it.)
2 T butter melted (olive oil would be wonderful too!)
1-2 garlic cloves minced
fresh Parmesan cheese grated

1. In bread mixer pour in water, honey and yeast. Don't stir. Let the mixture sit 10 min. or until it starts to bubble.

2. Then turn on bread mixer and add the salt, oil and about 1/2 C of flour at a time. I added have the flour and then let it sit another 5-10 min to let it sponge. Then add the rest of the flour until it pulls away from the bowl as you our kneading it. You still want the dough to be sticky to the touch. Knead the dough about 5 min. till it get nice and smooth. 

3. Pour in a bowl that has a small amount of oil at the bottom. Put the dough in and then turn the dough so it is all covered with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let it double.  

4. Rub a small amount of dough on your hands so the dough won't stick to them. Punch the dough down and then separate it evenly into 4 sections. Heat the oven up to 400.

5. Roll into a long rope baguettes and then twist it if desired. It gave it a fun look. Let rise about 30 min. Mix the melted butter and garlic together in a small bowl and set aside. Bake in oven  about 12-15 min. Till slightly golden.

6. Take out of the oven and make small slits in the bread about an inch apart from each other, and then rub garlic butter on top and in the slits. Grate the cheese on top and then put in the oven another 3 min to heat the butter and cheese. Serve warm. Delish!  
*My flour mixture had spelt, wheat, kamut and a small amount of quinoa (about 1/2 cup). Ground together. I did add 3/4 C of white flour but it wasn't needed. I normally just use whole grain. :)    


  1. Looks delicious! Can't wait to try it.

    1. I hope you enjoy it. It was one of those feel good meals.:)