Cheesy garlic bread

Cheesy garlic bread

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(89 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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2nd Jun, 2010
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!!!
17th May, 2010
Bread turned out really welll but will be adding more garlic the next time as think it lacked in taste a bit.
2nd May, 2010
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! : )
11th Apr, 2010
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
9th Apr, 2010
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)
25th Oct, 2009
Does anyone know if i can make the dough in advance the night before? Will this affect the taste?
1st Sep, 2009
A very easy recipe. I made this with my children and we all loved it!
29th Aug, 2009
***** My very first attempt at making bread by hand and it was a success. Very easy to make and delicious!
22nd Aug, 2009
very tasty!
8th Jul, 2009
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!


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