Friday, February 18, 2011

Home made garlic bread (never been so easy)

I have always loved garlic bread and I never miss ordering garlic bread sticks with a pizza. The best garlic bread is usually almost bathing in butter but if you are looking for an easy garlic bread recipe that’s healthy too, here it is…

Preparation time:  10 minutes
Cooking time: 5-6 minutes
Serves: 5-6

You need:
A loaf of French bread           
1 tbsp olive oil
5 tbsp butter
5-6 tsp of garlic paste
5-6 pinches of dried herbs (I use basil or oregano)
Salt to taste (if you are using unsalted butter, I used salted)

  • Preheat oven to 1700 C
  • Cut the bread into two halves and cut each loaf horizontally
  • Melt the butter (if you are melting the butter in the microwave, make sure you don’t let it boil 'cos it'll spoil the taste)
  • Mix the garlic paste and olive oil into the butter
  • Transfer the bread on to a chopping board and cut into thick slices (cut into stips if you like garlic bread sticks)

  • Spread the butter garlic on both sides of the bread
  • Spinkle salt this stage( if you are using unsalted butter or if you like it with extra salt)
  • Crush the dried herbs and sprinkle all over it (look at I can’t wait anymore)
  • Take a baking dish, place a sheet to aluminum foil on it
  • Bake for 5-6 minutes (at the same temp), until it's lightly brown on top
  • Carefully remove from the oven and let it cool for about 2-3 minutes
That’s it! Your homemade garlic bread is ready!!

Variation: If you want a cheesy garlic bread, add some mozzarella cheese to the bread before you bake it
Yours tastefully!!
Sending this to Srivalli's Breakfast Mela.

and  "Dish Name starts with H" hosted by Akila's kitchen

and “food for little champs" hosted by Indu get cooking (Indu Mathew) 


  1. Thank you, Binitha, for posting! Will definitey try it. But first need to get the ingredients ready....!

  2. No should try it 'cos you asked for it;)...all simple ingredients too:)

  3. Hey Bini!! Its my favourite! We usually buy the frozen ones and heat it up!! But will try it out this week as the recipe is this damn easy!! I will do the variation part ;0

  4. good to hear that it's easy....that's the whole idea...lemme know how turns out:)

  5. I have a variation.. I sometimes put coriander leaves(finely chopped) instead of dried herbs that comes out good as well.. Its a deviation from the original recipe, but I am lazy shopper :P :P.

  6. yeah...I've heard of many people do that but i've never tried:)

  7. SUCCESS!! Tried yesterday!! It was yum yum!! :)

  8. Superb!!....thank you so much!!

  9. These look so good..must have been so tempting..thanks for sending it for the Mela..

  10. Thank you very much Srivalli!