I made lasagna tonight. It finally quit snowing yesterday but it was still a little cold today in the wind so barbequing was not going to happen – I’m kind of afraid to barbeque at this point, I think it might be making Mother Nature mad and we’re being punished with snow.
I believe lasagna needs garlic bread – and my daughter made pasta and some amazing looking garlic cheese bread for her dinner last night (and she didn’t even share any with me…how rude), so of course this made me want garlic cheese bread.
I did not add the cheese to the bread, I figured there was plenty in and on the lasagna so I could abstain from having it on the bread as well. No need to be greedy – this time.
I just used my speedy burger bun dough recipe.
- 3 to 3-1/2 cups of flour
- 2 TB instant dry yeast
- 2 TB sugar
- 1-1/4 cups warm water
- 1/3 cup oil or melted butter
- 1 tsp salt
I bloomed the yeast with the sugar & warm water for about 10 minutes because I had the time. Add the salt, oil and 3 cups of flour. Mix very well. Add more flour if needed. I did not need it today.
Knead the dough for a couple of minutes, until it is smooth & happy.
Set it in a bowl and let it rise somewhere warm for half an hour or so.
I made my pull apart bread in an 8×12 baking dish. I basically tore pieces of dough off the ball, rolled them a little bit, and tossed them into the dish. Ultimately, I covered the bottom of the dish with dough balls. 🙂
I let it rise for probably about 20 minutes – I couldn’t see the bottom of the dish showing through.
I put the dish in the oven at 365F with the lasagna for about 20 minutes. When I took it out, I had melted about 3 tablespoons of butter and I spread that all over the bread and then I sprinkled garlic powder and a pinch of salt all over the top of everything. I also sprinkled some home dehydrated parsley over the top – since the snow has been here, the parsley is the only thing green right now. My poor tulips were coming up and now they are all wilted and drooping – it’s quite sad.
We let it cool just a little because it was screaming hot and then we used it to get all the little bits of lasagna that tried to escape.
Oh carbs, how I love you!