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Green Braided Garlic Bread

This is the garlic bread that elfs have for dinner.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 1 hr 32 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indigo, Italian
Servings 4 people



  • 1 cup water luke warm
  • 1 packet yeast a little under 1 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tsp spirulina
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric

Garlic Oil

  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 pinch salt
  • 1 handful flat leaf parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin


Garlic Oil

  • Mix the olive oil with the garlic, salt and chopped parsley and put it aside until we need it.


  • In a big bowl add the warm water (make sure its not to hot or it will kill the yeast) and add the sugar and yeast. tip: i boiled a pot of water for tea and added my bowl with water on top to warm the water. Let the yeast activate, which will take approximately 5 minutes
  • Once the yeast has activated you can add the oil, salt, spirulina and turmeric and mix until combined. Now add your flour 1/2 cup at a time, after each cup you'll mix the dough until you get a dough that you can knead. Knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth. note: try to use as little flour as possible. roll the dough into a ball and dust lightly with flour before putting it back into the bowl and covering with cling film or a damp towel. Now let the dough rise for 45 minutes. Preheat your oven to 200 celcius or 400 farenheit.
  • Once the dough has doubled in size you roll it into a square shape and spread the garlic oil with a brush over the surface. Now start rolling down from the top of the square until you get a log.
  • With a knife split the log in the middle horizontally, leaving the 1 inch on the bottom. Now braid the two pieces of dough and roll it into a circle. Put the bread on a backing tray covered with parchment paper and Cover it with a big bowl, let it rest for another 30 minutes before putting it in the oven.
  • Now put your bread roll in the oven and bake it for approximately 12 minutes (depending on the size of your oven) or until the top is golden brown. tip: you can brush some of the oil on top of the bread before putting it into the oven.