A quick and easy way of making delicious garlic and basil Turkish bread
|Prep time||30 minutes|
|Proofing Time||1-2 hours|
|Cook time||20 minutes|
|Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details|
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In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, instant yeast and 2 tsp salt. Add the melted unsalted butter. Gradually add the lukewarm water while stirring with a wooden spoon or your hands until a sticky dough forms. Cover the bowl with a clean tea towel and let the dough rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours or until it has doubled in size. Remove the dough and divide into 8 equal balls.
Preheat the grill to a medium-high heat.
Lightly grease a pan and place it on the grill.
Flatten the dough balls into circles approx. 1½cm thick. Place each circle on the pan and cook for 3 minutes per side until it is golden brown and cooked through.
Finely chop a handful of basil leaves. Zest the lemon. Crush the garlic. In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter, basil leaves, lemon zest, garlic and salt. Using a hand mixer or whisk, whip the ingredients together until well combined and fluffy. Transfer the whipped basil butter to a small serving bowl.
Spread a generous amount of whipped basil butter onto each bread.
Serve warm scattered with extra basil leaves.