Monday, October 28, 2013

Ghost Cheese Bread

The boys have been asking to make cheese bread for a few nights, so we decided to turn our normal cheese bread into a scary Halloween treat. 

1 Tbsp yeast
1 cup warm water
1 Tbsp honey
2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp olive oil or canola oil
3 cups flour
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese

Start by dissolving the yeast with the warm water. Add the honey. Let sit for a couple of minutes, until the mixture starts to bubble. 

Add the salt, oil, and 1 cup of flour. Stir with a wooden spoon. Slowly add the remaining flour. Knead with the hook attachment on your mixer for about 8 minutes. If you don't have a mixer, knead on a lightly-floured surface for 8-10 minutes. 
Grease the mixing bowl, cover with a towel, and let rise for about an hour in a warm location(or until doubled). I warm my oven by setting it to 170 degrees for 30 seconds. I then turn the oven off and place the dough in the warm oven. 
When doubled, punch the dough down and place on a lightly floured surface. This amount of dough made two ghosts. 

I rolled out the dough and made two eye holes and a mouth hole. (I just used my fingers to make the holes.)

Spread about a Tbsp. of butter  over the dough. Then spread on about a Tbsp. of olive oil. Top with about a tsp. of garlic salt, 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese and 1-1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese. Repeat with the other half of the dough. 

Bake at 475 degrees for 10-12 minutes.