Homemade garlic bread

Homemade garlic bread: Delicious, aromatic side. Image: Asande Mpila

Homemade garlic bread: Deeply flavoured side dish

Prepare your own delicious homemade garlic bread oozing with an intense garlic flavour and cheese.

Homemade garlic bread

Homemade garlic bread: Delicious, aromatic side. Image: Asande Mpila

Add some delicious flavours to mealtimes with this homemade garlic bread. This appetising bread pairs excellently with so many different dishes. The best is that this garlic bread is so easy to prepare and you can adjust the intensity level of the flavour when making them at home.

Garlic bread is incredibly delicious with a family braai or with a favourite pasta dish. In fact, place garlic bread on your dinner table with any meal, and you will see how quickly the garlic bread will disappear.

Flavour suggestions for your homemade garlic bread

If you love some spiciness, add chilli flakes to the garlic butter mixture for that extra bite. You can also make them extra cheesy by adding extra cheese to these bites. For an onion and chives flavour, add some onion and chives seasoning to your garlic butter mixture.

There are just so many flavour options you can experiment with. This is the opportunity to give your creative culinary ideas free reign.

Homemade garlic bread recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Asande Mpila Course: SidesCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

loaf
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Total time

25

minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • ¼ teaspoon Creole seasoning

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh parsley

  • 2 tablespoons (10 g) Parmesan cheese

  • 1 French loaf

Method

  • Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • Line a baking pan with parchment paper and lightly grease with baking spray. Set aside.
  • Combine butter, garlic, Italian seasoning, creole seasoning, salt and parsley in a small mixing bowl. Mix together with a small rubber spatula or wooden spoon until fully combined. Set aside.
  • Using a bread knife, slice bread vertically into 1 inch thick slices, not cutting all the way through, stop just before you reach the bottom of the crust, (about ½ inch from the bottom).
  • Use a pastry brush to spread an even coating of the butter mixture on the top of the bread and on both sides of the bread slices. Be generous, and if there is any leftover butter, refrigerate in an airtight container. If using cheese, sprinkle some over the butter mixture in between each slice of bread.
  • Wrap loaf of bread completely in aluminium foil, place wrapped bread on a baking sheet, and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Open the top of the foil and bake another 5 minutes to let the top of the bread toast a little.

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