Herb & Garlic Cheesy Pizza-Bread

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Serves 3-4

The PERFECT accompaniment to pizzas or steaks...in place of garlic bread or rolls. A lovely light bread, topped with garlic, herbs, spices and some cheese. YUM! ♥

Ingredients for Pizza Dough
2 1/2 cups
all-purpose/plain flour
1 1/2 tsp
5 tbsp
1 1/2 tsp
1 1/2 tsp
instant yeast
(use 2 tsp. for colder climates)
2 pinches
baking powder
warm milk mixed with a bit of water for kneading
Extra Ingredients
2 tbsp
softened butter
1-2 tsp
garlic paste
1 tbsp
very finely chopped coriander
1/4 tsp
black pepper powder
pinch of salt
1 tsp
chilli flakes or oregano
1/2 cup
mozzarella and/or cheddar cheese

Mix all the dry Pizza Dough ingredients and the oil, then slowly start adding the warm milk a little at a time. Get it to a soft dough, the softer the better, knead it very well for at least 8 minutes or more if possible.

Dab a touch of oil all over the dough, then cover it and place it somewhere warm. Leave it to rise to double its size, takes about 30 minutes to an hour depending on the weather.

Once risen, punch it down, give it a quick knead and then roll it out to about 10-12 inches diameter and place on your greased pizza pan/tray. Again cover the tray with a light cloth/towel and let the base rest/rise slightly for about 15-20 minutes.

In the meantime, mix the butter with the garlic, chopped coriander, black pepper and pinch of salt. 

Once pizza has rested, take a knife and make small cuts all over it to make sure it doesn't over-swell during baking. Then brush the garlic butter all over the pizza. 

Next, sprinkle some paprika powder, oregano, red chilli flakes all over the surface. You can even add some chopped green chilli for that extra kick of spice!

Grate about half a cup of mozzarella cheese and sprinkle it over the pizza.

Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 C for about 15-20 minutes or until cheese has melted and pizza is nice and golden. Slice and serve!!

Enjoy! :)


Ds recipe calls for instant yeast I can't find any. How much of dry yeast n how should it be used pls help. M in d process of making it. Jazakallah.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Please refer to this note: Yeast

love2eat's picture

Loved this! I put extra cheese to make it more cheesy. Thanks for the recipe.

Aoa Fauzia, I made this today... It was good but there was a very thin layer of uncooked dough left in the base, just a very small layer..my oven is fan assisted so I reduce the temp by 10 degrees. What should I do??

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Thanks. Not sure why there was a layer of uncooked dough, maybe the pizza needed to be baked a bit longer. Was there enough heat from the bottom part of the oven?

can we use whole wheat flour for this dish.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

You can although the results will be a bit dense.

I made the pizza and it came out really nice. i used whole wheat flour.

As u said...mix all pizza dough ingredients together. ..does this includes mozzarella cheese in the dough.?? Cn we add cheeze in pizza base dough to make it more tastier nd to make it look like dominos pizza...lol.!!! Pls reply
..sister fauzia..waiting for your reply

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

No I normally do not add mozzarella cheese in the dough. Have not tried that but you could give it a try for a cheesier crust. :)

Heartily Thnx for replies...!!!!

Salam sis, here it says cheese in ingredients, do we have to add it in the flour?

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W/Salaam, sorry that was a mistake which I have edited. The cheese is sprinkled last on top of the pizza before baking, thanks for bringing that to my attention. :)