This quick and easy baguette garlic bread is simple, delicious and better than shop-bought or any takeaway. A big statement to make but it is the truth. This garlic bread baguette recipe only calls for 3 ingredients, It is simple but tastes like a million dollar. Learn how to make the best garlic bread baguette at home from scratch with this recipe.
Are you looking for that sinful and delicious side to your pasta dish, pizza or even as an appetiser then this is for you? From the title of today’s post, you can tell this beautiful garlic bread is made with baguette. These buttery baguette slices are bursting with flavour from fresh garlic and parsley. Oh, don’t get me started on the crusty outside and the flavoured buttery interior of this garlic bread. This garlic bread would make a great appetiser too
Why I love garlic bread
Nothing beats homemade food that is if it is well cooked.
This garlic bread only calls for 3 recipes, garlic cloves, butter and parsley you can’t go wrong with that. In fact, you can omit the salt in this recipe if you are not keen on it. Use salted butter instead
It only requires 15 minutes of cooking time from start to finish. Who can hate on that??
It freezes well too, and leftovers can be used as croutons in soup or salad. You can reheat garlic bread in the oven or toaster.
What Is in My Homemade Garlic Bread Baguette (Garlic bread Ingredients)
French baguette (freshly baked from the shop or local bakery) any fresh crusty bread would do too
Butter and I mean buttteeeer! Quality one too.
How To Make Baguette Garlic Bread
First, preheat the oven then cut the baguette into slices but not cutting it all through (see image for reference) It looks like Hasselback potato at this point.
You would need butter that is softened and easily spreadable or in room temperature.
Finely chop the parsley, and mince the garlic. Add the butter to a bowl, parsley and garlic then add salt to taste. Mix to combine and slather each layer of the baguette slices. Wrap it in a foil and bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Oh heavens! I bet your kitchen smells so good already.
Can I Make Cheesy Garlic Bread With This Recipe
Definitely! You can make cheesy garlic bread from scratch using the ingredients listed above but with the addition of melting cheese of choice. I would recommend mozzarella or cheddar cheese. It melts and stretches well. Cheesy garlic bread is a winner at every gathering or party.
You can also use yeasted dough like a plain pizza base and make delicious pizza garlic bread. Turn this into a pull-apart garlic bread using bread like sourdough or baguette loaf. Pull apart garlic bread is great for parties.
Type of Bread for this recipe
You don’t need a fancy bread or an artisan bread to make this delicious side dish. A sourdough loaf with the right amount of crust and French baguette are good for garlic bread. I have used fresh French bread for this recipe. You can use Ciabatta too. Just keep it simple
Can I Make Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe With Regular Bread
Absolutely, if you need to make an emergency garlic bread and you don’t have any baguette or other crusty bread. Turn to your regular loaf but I would only recommend thick slices in this case. In my opinion, garlic bread tastes better when there is a bit of crunch to it and when it is not soggy. In other words, let it crisp up a bit before you take it out of the oven. You don’t need to wrap it in a foil too. The whole process should take less than 10 minutes from start to finish. Add grated parmesan or pecorino for a crispy topping.
Can I Make Garlic Bread Without An Oven
The simple answer is yes, you can make garlic bread without an oven. Spread the garlic butter on both sides of the bread and toast on a skillet for about 1 minute on each side or till when the desired crunch is achieved. Be careful not to burn it.
How Long to Cook Garlic Bread
Garlic bread typically cooks in the oven between 8 and 15 minutes with additional minutes to let it crisp up. This is typically between 2 and 5 minutes. Always use a preheated oven for optimum result.
How To Serve it
Garlic bread is perfect with any pasta dish, soups, pizza or on its own.
Pair them with following recipes for dinner
Use freshly minced garlic cloves for this recipe. If you don’t have one, use good quality garlic granules/powder. Do not use jarred or garlic paste. They don’t taste like the real deal especially on this bread.
Garlic Bread Baguette
- Baking Sheet and foil
- 1 Long French Baguette
- 150 g good quality butter softened
- 1 tablespoon parsley finely chopped use less quantity if desired
- 3 garlic cloves minced about 1 teaspoon
- Salt to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350F/ 180C
- Cut the baguette into about 1 cm slices but not cutting it all through (see image for reference) It looks like hassle back potato at this point.
- Add softened butter, garlic and chopped parsley to a bowl and mix to combine
- spread each layer of the baguette slices with garlic parsley butter. spread the remaining garlic butter over the bread. Wrap it in a foil, transfer to a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until crispy to preference. Serve immediately