Homemade Garlic Dough Balls
- Preparation and cooking time
- Total time
- For 2 adults and 2 littles
Egg Free, Vegetarian, Vegan*, Dairy Free*
- 250g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
- 250g Greek-style yogurt or plant-based alternative*
- 100g Cheddar cheese, grated, or 2 tbsp nutritional yeast*
- 1tsp Baking powder
- 1tsp garlic granules
- freshly ground black pepper
- 50g unsalted butter or dairy-free spread*, plus extra for greasing
- 2 large garlic cloves, finely crushed
- 1tbsp finely chopped parsley
- STEP 1
Preheat the oven to 200ºC fan (220ºC/425ºF/Gas 7) and grease a 20cm (8in) round baking dish, or similar shape and size, with butter.
- STEP 2
Put the flour, yogurt, cheese, baking powder, garlic granules and a little freshly ground black pepper into a bowl and mixuntil it starts to clump together.
- STEP 3
Tip out onto a floured work surface and knead the dough together in your hands until it forms a ball. Dust with extra flour if you feel it’s too sticky. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 8 portions. Tip a small pile of our onto the work surface, then one at a time, take a piece of dough and briefly roll the sticky cut edges in the flour. Roll the dough between your hands to form a neat ball, place in the baking dish and repeat with the rest of the dough until youhave 8 balls of dough sitting snuggly in the dish.
- STEP 4
Pop in the oven to bake for 15 minutes, or until puffed up and the tops have turned a golden-brown colour.
- STEP 5
While the dough balls bake, prepare the garlic butter by adding the butter and crushed garlicto a small pan and melting completely. Add the chopped parsley and a good grinding of black pepper and set aside until the dough balls are baked.
- STEP 6
Once the dough balls feel springy to the touch, and when tapped carefully with your finger they sound hollow, remove from the oven. Immediately brush over the garlic butter using a pastry brush, ensuring you coat the entire surface with a little butter.
- STEP 7
Allow to sit for a minute to soak before digging in.