Friday, April 8, 2016

Garlic Scapes and Chive Flower Pull-Apart Bread

Spring is here ... so they say!

It may be April, but we are still getting light snow a couple days a week and then a mix or 50º-60º weather for the rest of the week. It is a strange season, for sure! Every time it hits even 45º, I get excited for the garden to start, partially because my seeds are growing so well in the basement and I'm antsy to transplant and the other reason is that I can already see my chives and garlic coming up so nicely! Both plants are already about 6-7 inches tall. This is my first year planting garlic and I can't wait for first harvest!

For me, spring equals garlic scapes and there is nothing better. The thought of scapes got me remembering a bread that I was addicted to last spring.  Mix garlic scapes with carbs and I am one happy girl!

Garlic Scapes and Chives

Now, if this weather would just cooperate so I can really see my plants grow, we're in business. Until then, I think I'll be making a loaf with fresh garlic and some chives that I have in the freezer from last season.

If you love scapes too, don't forget to try some Garlic Scapes Hummus or Garlic Scapes Pesto this season!

Garlic Scapes and Chive Flower Pull-Apart Bread

Garlic Scapes Pull-Apart Bread

Makes one loaf

Bread Ingredients:

1 c milk
1 egg
1/2 c mozzarella cheese
3 c bread flour
2 t organic cane sugar
1 1/2 r dried oregano
1 r salt
1 r active dry yeast

Garlic Butter Mixture:

1/4 c butter, melted
Diced garlic or chopped garlic scapes to taste (we like a LOT of garlic flavor!)
1/4 c chive flowers or sliced chives.

Optional: Parmesan cheese for topping.

Add bread ingredients to bread machine and set on dough cycle. If you don't have a bread machine, mix them all together and cover with a towel. Let dough rise until it doubles in size. Punch it down.

When finished, place dough on lightly floured surface and pat to 1/2+ inch thickness. Cut dough into about 32 pieces.

Mix garlic butter together.

Dip dough chunks into the garlic/scape mixture and place them butter-side down in a bread pan. Continue dipping and layering dough with butter side down until all dough is in the pan. If you would like, sprinkle the top with a little parmesan cheese.

Bake at 375º for 15-25 minutes or until it starts turning brown.

Invert onto a serving dish and serve warm (but it's still great cold).

Garlic Scapes and Chive Flower Pull-Apart Bread

Garlic Scapes and Chive Flower Pull-Apart Bread

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