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Easy homemade garlic bread

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Recently I decided to bake some bread. This is something I usually do in my bread maker. From time to time I want to make bread the old fashioned way. By hand. This was fine and all, however, even though I set a timer the bread was a little overdone! I knew that this wasn’t going to be the nicest bread ever for sandwiches, or for my initial purpose which involved it going back in the oven! Anyway, I am trying to reduce food waste where I can so I wanted to find a way to use it up. I decided on easy homemade garlic bread and I am so glad that I did! Skip near the end of this post if you want to see a printable recipe card!

My bread before I almost ruined it.

Easy homemade garlic bread - my bread before I baked it

My bread after I cooked it a little too long. Whoops. Time to turn it into easy homemade garlic bread.

Easy homemade garlic bread - my bread after I baked it

Ingredients for easy homemade garlic bread:

Either use my homemade garlic butter recipe or use:

2 tablespoons of butter or margarine

3 garlic cloves

2 tablespoons of fresh Parsley (1 tablespoon of dried)

Method for easy homemade garlic bread:

This is SO easy.

Slice the bread.

Crush the garlic cloves with a garlic crusher into a microwaveable bowl. Alternatively, slice the cloves. Add the butter. Add the parsley. Microwave in 10-second bursts until melted. In my microwave, 20 seconds was enough.

Spread it on the bread.

Bake for 8 minutes on gas mark 6 (200c)

Easy homemade garlic bread - look at the bread once it has been dressed! Delicious

As you can see it looks yummy! The outside of the bread hasn’t burned any more. This easy homemade garlic bread was a great way to use up a loaf that wasn’t fit for much else. You could make easy homemade garlic bread using stale bread, using soft white rolls or you could even drizzle the sauce over croutons. Fancy. 

How to make easy homemade garlic bread:

easy homemade garlic bread

Course Side Dish
Keyword bread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 slices


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley


  1. Slice your bread.

  2. Crush your garlic cloves. 

  3. Add the butter and parsley.

  4. Microwave the mixture in 10-second bursts until melted. 20-30 seconds should be enough. 

  5. Spread the garlic mixture on to your bread.

  6. Bake for 8 minutes on gas mark 6 (200c). 

Products I use when making my easy homemade garlic bread:

The links below are affiliate links.

*Joseph Joseph Chopping Boards / *Oxo Garlic Crusher / *Silicone Pastry Brush

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Like this easy homemade garlic bread recipe? Why not try one of my other easy recipes:

Easy pasta recipe

Cheese scones

Ultimate lazy tuna fishcakes

Homemade croutons

Simple cheese straws

No yeast flatbreads

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Thursday 8th of June 2017

Thanks so much, it was so tasty!


Sunday 4th of June 2017

Well, after the humour of you talking about calculating timings for things not long before it first came out of the oven, I'm glad you easily turned it into some very lovely-looking garlic bread! Nice work :)


Sunday 4th of June 2017

Thanks so much Dave! Amazing how you can dress something up isn't it! Good to look after my pennies as you know, hahahaha.