Cheesy garlic bread

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins Plus rising


Cuts into 12 squares
This goes with so many family dishes, such as chilli con carne, soups, salads and barbecues

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per square

  • kcal215
  • fat7g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.61g
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  • 500g strong white bread flour
  • 7g sachet/1½ tsp fast-action yeast



    Yeast is a living, single-cell organism. As the yeast grows, it converts its food (in the form…

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 25g soft butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 100g mature cheddar, grated



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • handful thyme leaves


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…


  1. Measure the flour, yeast and salt into a large bowl. Mix 300ml hand-hot water with the oil and honey in a jug, then pour into the dry mix, stirring all the time to make a soft dough.

  2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, then knead for 5 mins until the dough no longer feels sticky, sprinkling with a little more flour as you need it. Now stretch it to fit the Swiss roll tin.

  3. Mix the garlic with the butter, then dot over the dough. Sprinkle over the cheese and snip over the thyme. Cover the bread with lightly oiled cling film, then leave in a warm place to rise for 40 mins.

  4. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Remove the cling film, then bake the bread for 30 mins until golden and risen. Leave to cool for 10 mins, then cut into 12 pieces and serve.

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Comments (68)

vickyb88's picture

For my first time making bread I decided to go for this recipe. I turned out amazing, will definitely be making again.

jessicaevans2468's picture

hi am planning on doing this at school land only get 1 hour to make it would i not just be able to put it straight in the oven in a high temperature

Loz2487's picture

Turned out really well considering I'd never made bread before! Will make again :-)

JayDub79's picture

Made last week to go with spag bol, used a lot more garlic and the bread turned out really nice. Made it again the other night to go with a chilli, without the cheese and the hubby isn't a fan, and again was really nice. Definitely making again!

pamj66's picture

Made the dough and proved in fridge overnight-rolls out very well when cold. Freezes particularly well when cooked too!

sunworld's picture

I absolutely loved this! Such an easy recipe that produced very well risen, and lovely soft bread! The only thing I did slightly differently was I didn't crush the garlic (hate cleaning garlic crushers!) and used three cloves and not two. I also used some rock salt, and a touch of chilli powder, in with the garlic butter. Very happy with this - my kids loved in, and they don't even like cheese!

disco's picture

Excellent recipe. I read comments about the garlic not being enough so I used six cloves which made it quite strong but we love garlic! Next time I would consider adding some mixed herbs too. Looking forward to making it again.

Fred the Needle's picture

Sorry, but this isn't anywhere near enough garlic. Despite using 2 cloves of organic stuff (and big cloves too) no-one could detect any garlic taste.

The rest of the recipe makes a good cheese topped bread, just needs MUCH more garlic. Probably nearer a bulb than 2 cloves.

cathysweet's picture

Delicious and so quick and easy, did this with dinner tonight without the garlic so it was just cheesy and everyone loved it!

falc0n's picture

This went down a treat especially with my 6 year old who kneaded the dough and really enjoyed herself, so much we are making it again for a New Year Eve's party.

keith8385's picture

Wow i love garlic bread and even more with cheese on it.I was looking for the recipe for a long long time and finally its here.Thanks a lot for sharing it.cod ghost aimbot

Dim's picture

Loooved it! So tasty and easy to make! The only "minus" was that you just sprinkle the garlic taste on top. I added one more clove in the dough and boosted that garlic flavour!

Jackie T's picture

Fantastic bread everyone loved.Split between Swiss roll tin and sponge cake tin and added raw sliced Red onion and there both great.Cant wait to experiment with different toppings.If i was to have as a pizza think i would spilt down as it could be too thick unless you like a deep base.

Jackamus93's picture

Great! Have been asked to make it again. Unfortunately at first, my scales broke and so I had to guess the amount of bread flour. It was extremely sticky and a pain to make. I found out later on with new scales I only used 280g of flour- which explains how it was like industrial glue when kneading. I did put about 50ml less water in however. Anyway, the moist nature of it made sure it wasn't dry, but also not dough-y. The honey gave it a slightly sweet taste. Will definitely chose to make my own garlic bread than buy shop-bought from now on.

joocridland's picture

Love this recipe, made it a number of times and the kids love it with lasagna. I use a bit more garlic and make sure I oil then flour the baking tray so it slides out easily. I also freeze the leftovers, a quick warm through in the oven and it's ready to mop up a bowl of homemade soup. Delicious :)

kelly1313's picture

I have made this a few times and everyone loves it! I split it into 2 baking trays as I thought it was too doughy but maybe my trays are too small! Even lovely to eat the next day

bowdenei's picture

I have made this quite a few times and it goes down very well. HOWEVER I always have to put a baking tray underneath as the butter tends to drip over the edge. Any ideas on what I am doing wrong?

sonya80's picture

Really easy recipe, smelt amazing in the oven and tasted lovely. Lovely soft fluffy bread inside and crust outside. Added two chopped green chillies to the top and used less cheese - about 60g plus 4 cloves of garlic. Baked in a stoneware shallow tray about 20 x 30 x 2 cm and sprayed with a small amount of sunflower oil.

Eliza4's picture

This was fantastic! Never again will I buy the horrid supermarket garlic bread. Makes plenty too.

xpinkiix's picture

Won't be buying garlic bread again this was great but second time i added more garlic and it was even better so easy and so tasty.


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aminalluffer6725's picture

they are too cheesy for me