Make this garlic bread for a satisfying starter, then try our cheesy garlic bread babka and wild garlic soda bread. Or check out more of our exciting bread recipes, such as our French baguettes, wholemeal bread, tiger bread and ciabatta.


  • 150g salted butter, softened
  • 6-10 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • a handful flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 baguette (or 1 small bloomer)


  • STEP 1

    Mash the butter in a bowl until very soft, then stir in the garlic, oregano, parsley and some salt and pepper. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.

  • STEP 2

    Cut the bread into 2-3cm slices but don’t go all the way through, keep the base intact. Spread the garlic butter into the gaps with a knife, making sure each slice gets a decent spread of butter – you want about 1 heaped tsp in each slice. Then spread any excess butter over the top of the baguette.

  • STEP 3

    Wrap the bread in foil, put on a baking tray and transfer to the oven. Cook for 15 minutes, then loosen the foil to expose the top of the bread. Bake for a further 5-10 minutes or until the top crisps up and turns golden brown. Remove from the foil, and pour any escaped melted butter in the foil over the bread before serving.

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