Garlic Bread

Guess what — you don’t need to bake your own bread for drool-worthy garlic bread. It’s all about the garlic butter. You may just love it so much you whip up that magic paste again later for another dish!

Preparation time Prep: 15 mins
bake 20 mins
Skill level Easy Peasy

You will need:

  • 1 loaf of soft white sourdough
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 200g margarine
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Recipe: Simon Toohey


  • 1Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan forced.
  • 2Add garlic to a small saucepan of cold water. Place over high heat and bring to the boil.
  • 3Once the water is boiling, strain the hot water. Cover the garlic with cold water and bring to the boil again. Repeat this process so that the garlic is blanched 3 times to remove the rawness.
  • 4Blend the softened garlic with the margarine and salt, until it comes together as a smooth paste.
  • 5Cut slits in the loaf, about 2–3cm thick, avoid cutting the whole way through so that the pieces stay together.
  • 6Spread the garlic margarine paste into each of the slits
  • 7Wrap in baking paper then foil and bake for 15–20 minutes.
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