“Garlic bread? Garlic? Bread? Not in my lifetime son!”
I’d like to think my Chilli Cheese Garlic Dough Balls would win over the most conservative, plain eating person in the world – even Peter Kaye’s dad as he talks about in one of his early stand-ups.
Super soft dough balls filled with sharp, chilli flecked cheddar cheese (my favourite) and a little nugget of mozzarella, then brushed with a buttery mix of garlic, chilli flakes, oregano and a final sprinkling of parmesan cheese; these little guys are so tasty, you will feel satisfied eating them as dinner by themselves.
Essentially a pizza dough in essence, dough balls are a popular high street pizza and pasta restaurant side dish and for good reason. They are beyond moreish with their salty, cheesy, savouriness. However the ones you buy from supermarkets and sadly, even some restaurant versions are a bit disappointing to eat. These are the easiest thing to make if you are new to bread and like my pizzas, I often make the dough in the morning and bung it in the fridge until dinner time.
Using mozzarella bocconcini along with a nugget of sharp but buttery cheddar which has red chilli already in it give you that cheesy stretch but a little extra summin’ summin’ from the chilli. Something a bit magic happens when you take the rolls out the oven as the crust will be crisp when tapped and you will panic but fear not – I promise once brushed with the garlic butter, they become the softest little pillows of savoury delight!