Cheesy Garlic Bread

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Grab a beer, grab a napkin (that melted garlic butter dripping off your chin is a swine) and indulge. You deserve a treat ...


  • 2 medium sized baguettes (mine were 35cm (14") long)
  • 200g (7oz) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 6 cloves of garlic, crushed or grated
  • a few sprigs of parsley, finely chopped
  • 75g (3oz) parmesan, finely grated + a little extra to sprinkle over the top
  • a little freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C Fan/350°F (gas mark 4).
  2. Carefully slice the baguettes in chunky slices being sure not to cut all the way through. Lay each baguette on a large piece of foil which is big enough to wrap the whole loaf.
  3. Now combine the butter, garlic, parsley and parmesan in a small bowl (saving a bit of the parmesan for later) and mix well. Season with a little freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Divide the garlic butter between the 2 loaves and squidge it between the slices with a knife.
  5. Sprinkle each loaf with the remaining cheese and wrap the foil around the loaf, keeping the join along the top.
  6. Bake in the oven for 12-15 mins and then for a further 3 minutes with the foil opened up. Alternatively, pop the baguette(s) in the freezer until you are ready to eat them.
  7. Enjoy!


This recipe makes 2 loaves - one for now and one for the freezer.

Keywords: cosy, TV dinner, sharing