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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_sari_'s picture
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Absolutely perfect! The best bread I have ever baked, yet so simple. Love love love.

gillianskillen's picture

Do you need to flour, grease or line the swiss roll tin?

bevsyw's picture
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Hi Viv

Yes this mixture happily goes into the bread machine (Liquid first then dry on top). I put mine on a 500g loaf size and then onto the dough setting (About 1hr 20 in my machine).
Once done I lightly oiled (With olive oil) a rectangle roasting tin and spread/stretched out the dough.
I then added the toppings, covered with cling film to rise which is did to nearly double, then cooked as per the recipe.
It was a total triumph being just like something you buy from the supermarket about 2" thick!. Going to make it again but maybe add slightly more salt and will try adding some fried onions to the mix.

nikkburns's picture
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Quick and easy to make and very tasty! Didn't have any fresh herbs to hand but added a little dried thyme, oregano and a sprinkle of sea salt and it was delicious. Will definitely be making it again. Went very well with the hearty pasta soup recipe.

ellenscott's picture
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Top marks! Love recipes that are this simple, but with such a great result. I used an extra clove of garlic, but I'd still like a stronger flavour. I wonder if anyone put the garlic into the bread?

leanne_crowley's picture

Really easy to make! Needs a bit more garlic butter though and I swapped to Mozzarella...Yum!

saracen_nuts's picture
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I am the same as FI this was the first time i have made bread by hand and it came out really well. Like others have said it duz not last long at all very scrumy. More garlic for me next time.

kittydowner's picture
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It's a success! I just had my 1st bite and it was good. Relatively easy to make. The texture is more like a focaccia bread. Instead of mixing the garlic and butter together, I just dripped them on separately which was a mistake as the garlic went a bit dry if not somewhat bitter in taste. Used dried thyme. All was good. Will try it again.

leandas2007's picture
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I have rated this before, but I wanted to put on a comment to say that myself and my family like quite a strong garlic taste so I have started to use Garlic infused olive oil in the bread and lurpack garlic butter on the top. My children now want me to make it with nearly everything I cook!!!

mel1989's picture
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Bread turned out really welll but will be adding more garlic the next time as think it lacked in taste a bit.

vlever2's picture
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This was fantastic! I made it for my boyfriend's parents and they took half of it home at the end of the night! I am just about to make it again! Yummy yummy! : )

fridaygirl's picture
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First time I have made bread and was a total success!
Made it with my mixer, which saved time, and will not be buying garlic bread ever again!
Quite fancy the idea of adding sundried tomatoes to the mix next time.
Highly recommended

leandas2007's picture
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V.easy to make, the result was v. light and tasty garlic bread. I made it to go with Moroccan Meatballs for an Easter buffet, both went down really well and I will make both again. The bread would be gr8 with soup also :o)

rvl100's picture

Does anyone know if i can make the dough in advance the night before? Will this affect the taste?

claremw's picture
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A very easy recipe. I made this with my children and we all loved it!

foodie_fi's picture

*****

My very first attempt at making bread by hand and it was a success. Very easy to make and delicious!

smoothiestar's picture
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very tasty!

mariella71's picture
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I have made this recipe more than once now,in fact it is a family favourite especially with the kids.The first time i tried it exactly like the recipe and the second time i made it with tomatoe sauce and different toppings like a pizza.The pastry comes really soft and delicious.I like to do it almost every BBQ as a starter.If you're going to try it make sure to double the recipe as it disappears very fast!

kittendothroar's picture
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Light and easy to make, though added more garlic!

danceydoo's picture
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Have now made this twice - once with Aubergine bake and once for a barbeque - both times very successful - loved it! So quick and easy - will not be buying shop bought stuff anymore

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