Cheesy Butter Garlic Dough Balls

Warm cheesy comforting dough balls

I have always been a fan of these cute little dough balls from @pizzaexpress

Giving into my cravings I decided to bake some at home but with my own spin on them by making them 100% Whole Wheat, Stuffing them with mozzarella cheese and Topping them up with Herb Chilli Garlic Butter

Enjoyed these with a side of Spicy Tomato Basil Soup.. Mmmmmm, Slurpp! Lets dive into making these warm little bundles of deliciousness

For the dough you’ll need:

1.5 cups Whole Wheat Flour/Atta – I use the fine milled whole wheat flour which is not very coarse

1 tsp Active Dry Yeast

2 tsp sugar

1 tsp salt

¾ th cup warm water – warm not hot

1 tbsp olive oil

1 cup mozzarella cheese in cubes

For Herb Chilli Garlic Butter you’ll need:

2 tbsp melted butter

3 cloves minced garlic

1 tbsp chilli flakes

1 tsp Italian seasoning/Rosemary

½ tsp Salt

1 tsp sesame seeds – optional


Let’s start by proofing the yeast. Mix yeast and sugar in warm water and let rest for 10 mins. Do not use hot water as it can kill your yeast

For the dough mix, whole wheat flour, salt and olive oil together. Now add the proofed yeast to the dry mixture and using a spatula form a dough. Add more water if needed to make a soft sticky dough. Add 1 tsp olive oil to grease the dough

Ready to be rested

Cover and let it rest in a warm place for 1 hour or till the size doubles

proofed dough

Now on a working surface, sprinkle some flour and knead your dough with outward stretch and fold movements. Keep adding flour gradually as you need

Knead for about 4-5 mins till it gets easier to handle and less sticky

Divide the dough into small equal portions and using oiled palms flatten out each portion and add the cheese cube in the middle, fold it inwards to make a dough ball

In a baking tray greased with oil, place your doughballs, cover with a cloth and rest for 15 mins

Preheat your oven to 425 F. Combine all the Herb chilli butter ingredients to make the topping

After 15 mins your doughballs will proof again and will look like this

Now using a silicon brush add the Herb chilli butter on top of your doughballs

Bake in the oven for 15-20 mins till you see them golden crusty on top

Remove from the oven and enjoy with a side of soup or salad!

Published by thekaritales

Self taught homecook, foodstylist, recipe developer, foodie, explorer and a media professional

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