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Garlic dough balls - just like the restaurant makes!

By Great Balls of Flour

Garlic dough balls - just like the restaurant makes!


Ready In: 50min

Preparation time: 40min

Difficulty: Easy

Yield: 12 - 14 dough balls 


  • 1 x Great Balls of Flour pizza dough ball
  • Flour for dusting
  • 1 tub Great Balls of Flour Garlic Butter


  • just the oven
  • Kids - they love making this, so get them involved!


Recreate the famous high street restaurant garlic dough balls at home. With this recipe you'll be fighting off the hoardes to ensure you get to dunk your dough ball into the creamy garlic garlic butter. But at least at home you can just make some more when they're snaffled up so quickly!




Ensure you have prepared your Great Balls of Flour pizza dough ball so it is rested and has got up to temperature. This will make it really easy to roll the dough balls into shape.

The ideal temperature for your oven is 200 - 220ºc so you may want to cook these in your kitchen oven, although a pizza oven works as well, you just need to control the heat so that the dough balls cook thoroughly throughout. 



Divide the dough ball into 25g dough balls and roll them into a ball in your hand. Let rest for 30 minutes, covering in a clean tea towel. Transfer carefully to your oven. If you have an oven safe baking tin that is suitable for this size, place each ball inside this at this time as this will make them easier to handle in the oven.

Cook in a home oven for 8 – 10 minutes until golden brown. Cook in pizza ovens until golden brown, usually around 4 -5 minutes so as to allow the centre to be fully cooked. You will need. consider the flame of your oven during this bake and move the balls around accordingly.

Transfer from the oven and leave to cool. Prepare your garlic butter by scooping  garlic butter into a small dish or ramekin, or bowl and gently heat in the microwave until it is soft, but not melted. 


Watch out for sneaky small hands when letting them cool… they have a tendency to pinch the balls!

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