Garlic Bread

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Garlic Bread myfavouritepastime.comDon’t you love eating garlic bread? I think it’s very tasty and addictive too. I usually make it once in a while just to avoid overeating it. I hope this recipe appeals to you!

Garlic Bread

Garlic Bread

Preparation time: 10 minutes; Baking time: 20 minutes; Serves: 12-15 slices


  • 60g (½ stick; 2oz) salted butter, softened
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed 
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro or parsley or mixed herbs
  • 1 x  325g (12oz) French Bread 


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180ºC). 
  2. Mix the butter, crushed garlic, olive oil and cilantro in a bowl until smooth.
  3. Without cutting completely through bottom, cut bread diagonally into 1-inch-thick slices with a serrated knife, then spread garlic butter between slices.
  4. Wrap loaf in foil and bake in middle of oven 15 minutes. Unwrap the foil and bake 5 (-8) minutes more. Set the oven to convection in the last 5 minutes if you have a convection oven. Serve.

Point to Note

  • You can prepare the bread in advance and keep chilled, wrapped in foil.. Bring to room temperature before baking.
  • Last Updated: May 2, 2018

Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

24 thoughts

  1. I LOVE garlic bread! (tried to make it several times but it turned up drier than I expected it to be)
    I am going to try this recipe! 😀

      1. Sinabung has been sleeping and waking up a lot, but it is behaving better lately. We are enjoying pretty good weather and great varieties of local vegetables!

  2. I have three boys who can’t get enough garlic bread. I’m lazy with them though, it’s usually fresh sourdough sliced and toasted. Butter and garlic salt on top. They love it!

      1. Set for Christmas?! Don’t make me laugh! I’ve hardly done any baking. Gift buying is done, now to wrap. This week is the last week of school and I need a cake for Sean’s program Wednesday, cookies for Jack’s party Friday, I’m helping make teacher treats for the whole school Friday and then want to make granola for my boys’ teachers. Then at some point in time bake cookies for us. How are you coming along with Christmas preparations?

        1. Omg that’s a very very busy schedule. I haven’t done so many things either. My kids are playing sports this season and that keeps me rather busy. School closed today, now I have a long to do list that begins tomorrow. I just hope there will be no procrastination. I wish you all the best with everything. I hope you have a wonderful christmas and a happy new year!

  3. I’m in love with garlic bread. It just seems to ooze taste and comfort! I guess we could eat it more often by pretending we are having spaghetti but secretly it’s something else. Oh look, I made spaghetti, when lid comes off at table, whoops, its Mac and cheese casserole. Hey, it’s still pasta right? LOL

    1. Hi Sandy,
      I actually boil my pasta a lot. I’ve a lot of good pasta recipes that I can make all month long. Once in a while we do the mac and cheese. But we always have pizza with lots of cheese over the weekend. Fresh homemade pizza. So good. The other day we tasted a mac n cheese pizza at my local store. It was very nice but I think it can be addictive. I tend to stay away from potentially addictive foods. Have a great weekend. Ands thank so much for being here. Best wishes

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