Cheesy garlic bread

Cheesy garlic bread

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(62 ratings)

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 cloves, 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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28th Aug, 2012
Didn't need quite as long in my oven. Went down a treat.
30th Jun, 2012
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 :)
24th Jun, 2012
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
23rd Jun, 2012
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!!!!
22nd Apr, 2012
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!
14th Mar, 2012
Brilliant quick bread receipe. Made it a few weeks ago, husband and 4 kids loved it and are asking for more to be made.
22nd Feb, 2012
Has anyone tried freezing the dough before baking, if so at what stage did you do so? Many thanks
13th Feb, 2012
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 :)
12th Feb, 2012
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. check out my baking blog
15th Jan, 2012
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!


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