Garlic Butter Dough Balls (Gluten Free)

These are great alongside a meal or on their own as a snack and are very easy to make. This makes enough to fill a 23 cm round cake pan and should make enough dough balls for 4 to 6 people, depending on what else you serve with them! The cup measurements below are based on a 250 ml mug as equal to 1 cup.

What you need:

One batch of my basic bread recipe (the recipe is here, follow the instructions until the dough is mixed) or any other shapeable bread dough recipe that you like

1/3 cup of butter (plus more for greasing the pan if you don’t use baking paper)

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

¼ teaspoon of salt (adjust to taste – you may need more if the butter is unsalted)

2 tablespoons of fresh herbs or 2 teaspoons of dried herbs of choice (for example, thyme, oregano, parsley)

What to do:

1. Line the baking pan with baking paper or grease the pan well with butter.

2. Shape the bread dough into small round balls about the size of a squash ball (or a bit smaller than a golf ball) and then carefully place the dough balls in the lined pan, spaced evenly across the entire pan. Cover the dough balls and leave them to rise until they are 1.5 to 2 times their original size.

3. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C fan.

4. Melt the 1/3 of a cup of butter on the stovetop or in the microwave and then stir in the garlic powder, salt and herbs.

5. Pour the melted, seasoned butter over the dough balls and then place the pan in the middle of the pre-heated oven to bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until the dough balls are golden brown and fully baked.

6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool to a comfortable, but still warm, temperature before eating. Hope you enjoy them!

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