I have been dying to get into the kitchen and just bake, but this heat! It’s been a tad unbearable when I get home at night, especially after being in an air conditioned office all day. This weekend, although the weather was sunny and bright, I managed to have some fun baking… but I did cheat a bit…
I do take pride in mixing ingredients together and sharing something made from scratch, but time really does play a big part. Not everyone has the time or energy to go through the process involved in making bread dough. I was one of ‘those people’ this weekend; whatever could make my work load easier, the better. So there you have it… I bought and used readymade fresh bread dough from the local shop. It may not be full on baking, with the messy measuring and mixing involved, but it has certainly got that bee out of my baking bonnet.
This recipe is really simple. All I wanted that particular day was melty cheese and garlic in my life. You really can get a lot more inventive than that. However, sometimes it’s the simple things that really are winners.
Here is the simple garlic mozzarella bread bombs recipe…
Readymade bread dough
Mozzarella cheese, cut into bite size blocks
1 tsp Crushed garlic
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 tsp Butter
Flour for surface
- Preheat oven to 150˚C
- Sprinkle some flour on a clean surface and on your hands.
- Pull out less than a handful of dough, roll in the flour to prevent from sticking.
- Open the dough out and place a bite size block of mozzarella cheese in the middle.
- Fold the dough closed making sure the mozzarella cheese is fully wrapped in the dough. Make into a ball shape and place on a grease proof baking tray.
- Repeat steps 3 – 5 depending on how many bread bombs you wish to make.
- In a separate bowl, add the garlic, chopped parsley and butter; place in microwave to melt butter. Mix together once the butter is melted.
- Dab the garlic mixture on the top of the bread.
- Place in preheated oven for 20 – 25 minutes, or until the bread starts looking golden brown.
- Serve WARM/HOT
Tip: The garlic is really subtle, so if you want to have more garlic, add dabs of garlic and parsley butter in the centre with the mozzarella cheese.