Cheesy garlic bread

Cheesy garlic bread

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins Plus rising

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Cuts into 12 squares

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

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per square

kcalories
215
protein
7g
carbs
33g
fat
7g
saturates
3g
fibre
1g
sugar
2g
salt
0.61g

Ingredients

  • 500g strong white bread flour
  • 7g sachet/1½ tsp fast-action yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 25g soft butter
  • 100g mature cheddar, grated
  • handful thyme leaves

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2009

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deborahmenzel's picture
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Didn't need quite as long in my oven. Went down a treat.

minibaker123's picture

In the oven now I only put cheese on half because my brother doesn't like it I also had no thyme so put rosemary on top instead the family are having it with ribs tonight I'll let you know the verdict :)

lulupie's picture

Tried this recipe for the first time last week and everyone loved it, so much so am just waiting for my second batch to prove. I've added 10g of parmasan to this one as the other was a little too dense flavoured

misskae's picture

I made this bread today and put the flour, salt and yeast in, rubbed in 20g butter and added the garlic and cheese then put in water and honey, didn't bother with oil. Poked some rosemary in the top and it was delicious!!!!

joanna_kelly3's picture
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Great stuff! First time I've made bread without a machine and it worked a treat! I'm sure you could change it around - add different cheeses, put the garlic into the dough etc. But an easy recipe to follow and a delicious outcome!

Zootfruit's picture
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Brilliant quick bread receipe. Made it a few weeks ago, husband and 4 kids loved it and are asking for more to be made.

peanut's picture

Has anyone tried freezing the dough before baking, if so at what stage did you do so? Many thanks

skidude's picture
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Wow, I love this recipe... it's so much easier than I thought it would be! I added more garlic and cheese (as others suggested) and it turned out great. Will definitely bake again :)

cowen84's picture
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made this last night to go with my lasagne. i kneaded it for 10min, then followed as stated above, however was slightly low on cheddar so added some parmesan as well. couldn't taste the garlic at all after it had baked, so will try either adding more garlic, or maybe putting some garlic in the actual dough - just tasted like cheesy bread. have frozen the half we didnt eat to see if freezes ok.
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claireroe's picture
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This recipe is wonderful! I perhaps used a bit more garlic butter than suggested, but otherwise I followed the recipe exactly and it was gorgeous. My boyfriend doesn't like garlic bread, but I had to fight him for the last slice! Brilliant! Thank you!

lizbedingham's picture
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very easy to make and lends itself to being adapted to include other flavourings, added fresh chopped chillis instead of thyme. very tasty!

lisavalo's picture
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Great recipe, used olive oil infused with garlic to really give it that extra bit of flavour.

claired83's picture
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I added more garlic and halved the mix as when I followed recipe it was thicker than I like. Very quick and tasty though!

rachelmoss's picture
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Used the basis of the recipe and used buffalo mozzerella and Sweet bell peppers for the topping which was very well received by friends.

rachelmoss's picture
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The bread base for this came out really nicely.

naaz83's picture
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Made this twice now, first time followed the recipe to a T and it wasn't garlicy enough for us. So made it again today and added some papprika, 2 cloves of crushed garlic and 50g of grated cheese in the dough and then 3 cloves of garlic on top with the butter and cheese... AND Oh MY!!!! i have only a small square left!!!! it was lush!!! 3 of us just devoured it! :) Very good recipe just needs to be tweeked for own personal taste!!!!

agnesbl's picture

Excellent recipe, simple but so delicious.I have made it twice already and l'm loving it more every time.

laurasteenhuis's picture
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I made this bread as an appetizer for my dinner party. It went down well, but I did think the bread was a bit dry and lacked some flavour. However, this could be due to the fact that I let the bread rise for roughly 4 hours, which might be too long? I think I will try making it again but only let it rise for 40 minutes as suggested. Perhaps a little more salt and garlic would be nicer as well. :)

katieredfern124's picture

I had a go at making the bread with my sister it was a sucess! We both thought it was really yummy!

dcnatalie's picture
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10 people went crazy over this bread last night. Very tasty!

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