Garlic Bread

Very quick to prepare, garlic bread by the slice is very handy when a whole garlic baguette isn’t needed.

Garlic Bread by the Slice

4 slices
  • Preparation time: About 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes

  • Ingredients
  • 4 slices Italian bread*
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 115 g (4 oz) butter, softened (½ cup, or 1 stick)
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh parsley


  • Method
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F) (gas 6)

  • Mix together the garlic, parsley, and butter.

  • Now spread the garlic butter over one side of each slice of bread.

  • Arrange on a baking tray and cover with foil.

  • Bake in the oven for 10–15 minutes, removing the foil halfway through cooking.

  • *For the Italian bread
  • Take one loaf of Italian bread and remove the crusts from both ends. Cut into slices, about 1.25 cm (½ inch) thick. Separate the number of slices usually required for a meal by a piece of baking parchment. (This makes it easier to remove just a few slices at a time from the freezer to thaw.) Wrap the bread and freeze in a suitable container.
  • When needed just thaw the required number of slices and follow the recipe above.

  • We enjoy lovely home-baked bread and if you would like to bake your own, you could follow Paul’s recipe for Crusty French Bread which works just as well as the Italian bread.
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Updated: September 16, 2018

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