SmuttyCat’s Cheesy Bread
SmuttyCat is here to help you with a quick tip for perking up the weekday dinner. After all, what does the Supreme One love better than sleeping? Eating!
Looking for that perfect side dish for a quick meal? Or how about some snacks for lunchtime? Also makes a great weekend family project. In less than one hour, you could have delicious, chewy, hot, cheesy bread made from scratch. And you probably have all the ingredients in the cabinet or fridge. If you have regular whole wheat flour, pulse it finer with a food processor or a Ninja Master Prep Pro.
2 cups unbleached flour, 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour, 1/2 tsp. sea salt, 1 tsp. sugar, 1-1/2 tsp. active dry yeast, 1/8 cup olive or canola oil, 2 Tbsp. italian seasonings, 2 Tbsp. garlic powder, 1/3 cup italian blend cheese. Warm water.
Mix flour and sea salt together in large bowl and set aside. In small bowl mix sugar, yeast and 1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees or hot enough to be uncomfortable to touch, but not burn). Stir and set in warm area until it bubbles.
Add yeast mixture to flour, stir and slowly add more warm water until dough is slightly sticky, but still firm. Remove from bowl, oil bowl and return dough flipping once to coat. Cover and let rise about 30 minutes (can rise longer if you are busy, but not longer than 1-1/2 hours).
Sprinkle dough with flour and knead lightly (SmuttyCat just gives it 4 or 5 folds). Split in half. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray or sprinkle lightly with flour.
Spread one half of dough out on half of pan, dough should be at least 1/2 inch thick for chewyness. Repeat with other half (or freeze for later). Brush dough with oil, sprinkle with garlic powder, sprinkle heavily with Italian seasonings, cover with cheese.
Bake for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool and cut into slices.
Dipping sauce: 1/4 jar traditional spaghetti sauce, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning. Mix together and warm for 30 seconds in microwave.
Save some for SmuttyCat and enjoy!