Cheesy garlic bread

Cheesy garlic bread

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(90 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


  • 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 a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 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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Kirsty Smith's picture
Kirsty Smith
9th May, 2020
I decided to use a cast iron skillet to cook mine so I reduced the cook time to apox 20-25min at 180. I will add more garlic next time, that’s my just my preference. It was easy to make, easy to follow the recipe, and delicious.
7th Mar, 2019
My first attempt at bread making! I followed the recipe besides swapping regular olive oil for garlic olive oil and replacing the thyme with rosemary. Still didn't find it was a very strong flavour of garlic and next time I make it I will definitely add more garlic with the butter. Also my bread was quite overcooked and too crisp on the outside after cooking for 30 minutes - suggest maybe checking after 20ish minutes to see how it's doing! The edges of mine were bordering on inedible.
SFayeH's picture
7th Nov, 2017
This recipe was very easy to follow and the food came out wonderful it was so delicious, my only suggestion is to use more the 1 clove of garlic because in my option you could not taste all that much garlic when you ate it.
2nd Oct, 2017
Oh my. This was so easy and really, really delicious. I made it with a slow prove in the fridge for a couple of hours and then in the kitchen for about half an hour. It rose beautifully. I only needed to use 4 pieces so divided up the remaining bread and froze in individual portions. Defrosted and reheated with no problem. Definitely a 5 star recipe.
3rd Sep, 2017
Made this today and it was lovely, it was my first time making bread but I found the recipe really easy to follow and the garlic bread was delicious. Like others I added extra garlic and i think when I make this again I will perhaps not add the cheese as I think I would of preferred it with out.
27th Feb, 2017
This is the easiest and best bread recipe! I added granulated garlic and thyme into the dough and then cheese and spring onion to the top. So soft and delicious. And everyone was very impressed, needless to say it's all gone!
vickyb88's picture
19th Apr, 2016
For my first time making bread I decided to go for this recipe. I turned out amazing, will definitely be making again.
16th Sep, 2015
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
1st Sep, 2015
Turned out really well considering I'd never made bread before! Will make again :-)
31st Jul, 2015
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!


Ta31's picture
24th Jun, 2020
Can I freeze the dough? Thank you
lulu_grimes's picture
28th Jun, 2020
Hi, We haven't tested the recipe like this but in theory you can freeze dough before cooking, it won't necessarily rise as well but the recipe should work. I hope this helps, Lulu
1st Jul, 2016
they are too cheesy for me
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