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Garlic Bubble Loaf

 Garlic Bubble Loaf
Complete your next spaghetti dinner with this eye-catching loaf. Family and friends will have fun pulling off each rich and buttery piece. The idea for this recipe came from a friend, who received it from her mom. Finding just the right amount of butter involved some trial and error at first...and the same was true for the garlic powder! I ended up tailoring her original recipe to better suit my f
32 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 35 min. + cooling


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 cups warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6-1/4 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder


  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, sugar,
  • shortening, salt and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough
  • of the remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn out on a floured
  • surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in
  • a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a
  • warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into
  • fourths. Divide each portion into 12 pieces. In a shallow bowl,
  • combine the butter, parsley and garlic powder. Shape each piece into
  • a ball; dip in the butter mixture. Place in two grease 9-in. x 5-in.
  • loaf pan. Pour any remaining butter mixture over dough. Cover and
  • let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10

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Garlic Bubble Loaf (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 2
  • loaves.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 131 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 185 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.