Cheesy garlic bread

Cheesy garlic bread

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(87 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 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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19th May, 2013
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 :)
29th Mar, 2013
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
19th Mar, 2013
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?
12th Feb, 2013
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.
1st Feb, 2013
This was fantastic! Never again will I buy the horrid supermarket garlic bread. Makes plenty too.
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5th Jan, 2013
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.
19th Nov, 2012
Very Very tasty!!! Will bake it again.
17th Nov, 2012
Really tasty bread & my 4yr old loved kneading the dough, dotting the butter and sprinkling the cheese. Will make this a lot.
4th Nov, 2012
An excellent recipe. Normally my attempt at making any kind of bread flops big time but this didn't! We all loved it so much. It was nice and light and it rose really well. Just one little thing though, I would have preferred a bit more salt in the mixture next time....fabby!
4th Nov, 2012
My first time making bread and it turned out really yummy. I used 4 cloves of garlic and kneaded for 10mins. The smell is amazing!


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