Garlic Bread

I LOVE garlic bread as a side, forget that, I flipping love garlic in general. Luckily so does my other half, so it’s all okay, we have stinky breath together! Pro tip for dealing with garlic – wash your hands with lemon juice to get rid of the smell. This may work with your mouth too, but I haven’t tried it…

You will need: garlic press, knife, wooden spoon, bowl, baking tray, foil


  • bread – whatever you have lying about will work, just slice almost to the bottom
  • butter
  • 4-8 cloves of garlic depending on amount of bread

Cream the butter until smooth. Press the cloves until smushy or chop very finely. Mix in with the butter. You have two options now: if you have made a lot, put the leftovers in clingfilm and roll into a sausage and put in the freeze to harden. Then keep in the fridge for whenever you need a slice. If you’ve made the right amount, pop a spoonful of butter between each slice of bread, wrap in foil and bake in oven for 15-20 minutes at 180c fan.

Make it Different:

  • Once ready, add grated cheese to individual slices and pop back in turned-off but still warm oven for a few minutes.
  • If you make your own bread regularly, you can make a garlic share’n’tear. Separate the dough into 10 or 12 small balls, after the first proving. Place some garlic butter in the middle of each, sealing well. Put them together on a baking tray so they are just touching and leave them covered with a tea towel for half an hour. Bake as normal.
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