5 Amazing Garlic Infused Bread Recipes

Everyone loves garlic bread – it fits right in on your dinner table, so why not try making your very own garlic infused bread? 

Here are 5 ways to make very different garlic breads, each one delicious and buttery to go right alongside your cooking. Take a look and find the right kind of garlic infused bread for you.

5 Amazing Garlic Infused Bread Recipes

1. Classic French Garlic Bread Recipe

To make your very own garlic bread, you will need:

  • 1 loaf of French bread
  • 4 tablespoons of butter 
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • ¼ cup of fresh parsley (chopped)
  • Salt

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Stir the butter, olive oil, garlic, parsley and a pinch of salt into a bowl until the mixture is smooth. Cut the bread into two long pieces, then cup the pieces open lengthwise. Lay bread cut sides facing up. Spread the garlic butter mixture on the bread and bake for 10 minutes. When the edges of the bread are golden brown, remove the bread from the oven and serve! It’s easy! 

Garlic Knots

2. Garlic Knots

Garlic knots are a creative and fun way to make your own garlic infused bread. You get to make your own dough and rich garlic butter, so you can create an amazing side to any meal. You will need:

  • ⅞ cup of water
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons of active dry yeast
  • 2 ¼ cups of bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 5 tablespoon of butter
  • 4 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • ¼ cup of parsley (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (separate, for the garlic butter)

To start, you need to proof the yeast by stirring it with the sugar and water for 5 minutes until it starts to foam. If it doesn’t, the yeast is not active and you will need to use a new packet.

Make the dough by whisking together flour and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour for the olive oil and the yeast-sugar-water mixture. Mix together to make a soft dough and knead for 5-10 minutes.

The dough should be soft and not too sticky. Turn it into a dough ball and coat lightly with some more olive oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave it in a refrigerator overnight to rise slowly. 

After the dough has doubled in size, quarter and flatten the dough pieces into rectangles. Slice these rectangles into strips and work each strip into a long cylinder.

Tie each strip into a knot, brush again with olive oil and cover with plastic wrap on a tray. Leave them to rise again for another 3 hours.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the plastic wrap, and bake the knots for 12-15 minutes until they are browning on the top. 

While the knots are baking, melt the butter and cook the garlic in a pan over a medium-low heat. Add a pinch of salt and the parsley. Stir them and remove the mix from the heat.

Brush the knots with the garlic butter and leave them to cool for about 5 minutes – but garlic knots are best served warm! 

Garlic Naan Bread

3. Garlic Naan Bread

  • ¼ cup of warm water
  • 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of active dry years
  • ¾ cup of warm milk
  • ¾ cup of plain greek yogurt 
  • ¼ cup of vegetable oil (plus two separate tablespoons for cooking)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 4 cups of plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of butter (melted)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced, extra for the garlic butter)
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh chopped parsley

Activate the yeast by combining the water, sugar, and yeast. Leave for 10 minutes until the mixture starts to foam. Add in the milk, yogurt, oil, flour, baking powder, salt, and minced garlic. Mix until you form a dough and knead for 5 minutes. Leave the dough in the bowl covered with plastic wrap for an hour until it has doubled in size. 

Divide the dough into 10 equal pieces and roll them into balls. Using a rolling pin, squash the balls into oval shapes that are ⅛ inch thick. 

Heat up a large cast iron skillet over a medium high heat, and grease well with some oil. Cook each piece of naan separated for 2 minutes, until bubbles are forming on the top. Flip and cook the other side until golden spots appear. 

Once all the naan are cooked, make the garlic butter by combining the melted butter, minced garlic and parsley together in a hot pan. Brush the naan with the garlic butter and you are ready to serve up alongside a nice curry. For some extra flavor, sprinkle some shredded cheese over the top and let the naans sit under the grill for a minute to melt the cheese. 

Garlic Breadsticks

4. Garlic Breadsticks

Breadsticks are a popular side to serve during dinner, but you can spice them up by turning them into garlic breadsticks. You will need:

  • 1 cup of warm water (plus two tablespoons separate)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of dry instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons of melted butter (separated in half)
  • 1 ¾ teaspoons of salt
  • 3 cups of bread flour
  • ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of Italian seasoning

To start, mix up the warm water, yeast, sugar, 3 tablespoons of melted butter, and salt. Then, add the flour until you make a dough. Knead the dough for 7 minutes until it is smooth. Lightly oil the dough, then leave to set in a covered bowl for two hours. 

It will double in size, and then you will divide the dough into 12 separate pieces. Roll each piece into a long log-shape. Leave these on a covered tray for another hour. 

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake the breadsticks for 12 minutes until they are golden brown. While the breadsticks are baking, make the garlic butter by combining the rest of the melted butter, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and a pinch of salt. 

When the breadsticks are done, remove them and immediately brush them over with the butter mixture. Serve them warm with your meal and enjoy! 

Garlic Pizza Bread

5. Garlic Pizza Bread

Everyone loves pizza – and everyone loves garlic bread alongside their pizza. So why not combine the two to make a pizza-shaped garlic infused bread that tastes amazing and is easy to eat on its own? To make some garlic bread pizza, you will need:

  • 11 ounces of strong white bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 7 ounce of butter
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • ¼ cup of parsley (chopped)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup of warm water
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar

Activate your yeast by mixing the yeast with the water and sugar until it foams. Then, mix the yeast mixture with the salt, flour, and olive oil until you make a dough. Knead the dough for 10 minutes. Leave the dough to set and double in size for an hour. 

Divide the dough into 8 pieces. Roll them into balls, and roll them out into round circles using a rolling pin. Cover and set aside on a tray for 30 minutes. 

While this process is coming to an end, you can make the garlic butter. Heat up the butter and mix with the garlic, parsley and some salt. Preheat your oven to 220 degrees Fahrenheit. 

When the dough is ready, dab the garlic butter all over the circles of dough but leave the edges so they do not dry out while they bake. Bake the bread for 10 minutes until golden and serve hot, or store them for a day and reheat when ready in a microwave. 

Frequently Asked Question

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When Should I Serve Garlic Infused Bread?

Garlic infused bread is a great side to serve with a lot of different meals – spaghetti bolognese, curries, pizza, even some stews and soups. It is also delicious to eat on its own, but beware! You may want to take a mint afterwards. 

Where Does Garlic Bread Come From?

Garlic bread stems from Italy in the form of bruschetta – and can even be traced as far back as Ancient Rome! Those Romans had a lot of great ideas, but we have to admit – garlic bread is by far their best! 

Why Does Garlic Bread Taste So Good?

We agree! Garlic bread is a delicious side to serve up with dinner, and the key reason why – garlic! Garlic is a flavoring agent that is used in a lot of cooking because of how strong and tasty it is.

Bread is also a staple food eaten all around the world, so it only makes sense to combine the two to make a delicious and widely enjoyed food. 

Conclusion

And there are five different ways to make your own garlic-infused bread. They go great with a lot of different meals, especially those with Italian or French origins.

Delicious and buttery, it is time to make your own garlic bread to enjoy with your meal – so grab the garlic and start cooking!

5 Amazing Garlic Infused Bread Recipes

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Everyone loves garlic bread, so why not try making your very own? Here are five different ways to make garlic infused bread to serve up at dinner. 

Ingredients

  • Classic French Garlic Bread Recipe

  • Garlic Knots

  • Garlic Naan Bread

  • Garlic Breadsticks

  • Garlic Pizza Bread

Directions

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  • Collect the ingredients and cook the food
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