Dad’s Garlic Bread

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Dad’s Garlic Bread

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Burgers and chips were my favourite Saturday night dinner as a child. Then as a teenager and young adult my dad started to make Minestrone soup and garlic bread for our Saturday supper. It became my new favourite meal.

Dad would make the soup from scratch and then he would bake a shop bought baguette in the oven with freshly made garlic butter. He would make the garlic butter, then slice the baguette and put knobs of garlic butter in between the slices. Finally, Dad would wrap the bread in tin foil and put it in the oven.

The garlic butter would melt and the baguette would become crispy. It was always delicious and the smell used to make me so hungry. When the bread was in the oven I would pop my head round the door of the kitchen, several times, to ask if dinner was ready yet. My Dad would always give a big belly laugh and say ‘Are you hungry?’ or ‘Nooooo!’

Now I can no longer eat shop bought baguettes I have included my spelt flour bread recipe. It’s yummy and it makes a great garlic bread. We also ate the bread with homemade Minestrone soup. (The recipe will be coming soon). It was a great meal that feed my little family and we definitely be eating it again soon.

Makes 1 garlic bread

Equipment needed

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Dad’s Garlic Bread

  • Baking Tray
  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Butter knife



  • Preheat the oven to 180° and put the baking tray in too.
  • Next put the baguette or bread on the chopping board.
  • Begin to slice the bread in 2 centimetre chunks.
  • Don’t slice all the way down the loaf.
  • Leave the bread attached at the bottom but with enough room to put a slither of butter.
  • Now begin to slice the butter.
  • Put the slices in between the gaps in the bread.
  • Once the loaf has garlic butter between all the slices wrap in the tin foil.
  • Now put in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes or until the butter melts.
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
  • When the tin foil is cool enough to touch unwrap the garlic bread.
  • Serve and enjoy.
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Garlic Bread

For me eating Garlic Bread with Minestrone soup makes a good change from eating it with bread. My spelt flour bread recipe is tasty, but adding the garlic butter just gives it that extra flavour. The spelt flour loaf can be made and frozen. Therefore it could be made in advance of a meal. Although it is luscious straight from the oven. Either way it still tastes good and however you decide to eat it, as always, enjoy.

Do you like garlic bread and if so, what do you enjoy eating it with? Let me know in the comments below and please don’t forget to like and follow me. Thank you! xxx