Welcome to comfort food at its finest: Baked Cheesy Garlic Fingers with Beer Pizza Dough. You know back in middle school when you went to a pizza party and there was always a box of garlic fingers on the table? Google says garlic fingers are an Atlantic Canadian thing. So maybe you haven’t actually experienced this pizza party scenario. But trust me- the garlic fingers were always the first thing gone off the table. Its like a pizza with garlic butter and cheese. We couldn’t have invented something so great haha!
If you’re a garlic finger fan, you’ll love this. And if you’ve never had them, you’ll LOVE this recipe. The dough has a not-so-secret ingredient- beer. It helps it rise and become suuuuper fluffy. You can’t really taste the beer after its baked, so definitely serve these with your favourite beer if you’re craving it! If you don’t have beer or don’t want to use it, simply sub 330 mL of room temp/warm water. Easy!
Also, if you want to cut down on prep time, you can easily use store-bought dough. I love to serve these fingers with a side of marinara for dipping, but the traditional dip is donair sauce. Donair’s are for sure a Halifax thing, so I won’t get into that today. But if you know what it is, you’ll know the magic that is garlic fingers dipped in Donair sauce. Sadly, its really hard to make good vegan donair sauce, so I always opt for the marinara.