Crusty garlic bread

Get the kids in the kitchen to make this simple side dish – pop any extra garlic butter into the fridge or freezer for a busy weeknight

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 192
  • fat 11g
  • saturates 7g
  • carbs 19g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 3g
  • salt 0.6g


  • 60g butter, softened
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 part-baked white baguette (about 150g)


  1. Put the butter in a bowl, add the garlic and mix well. Spoon the butter out onto a sheet of cling film and roll up to make a sausage-shaped log. Chill for 10 mins.

  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Slice the baguette into about 12 slices but not all the way through, leaving the base intact to hold it together.

  3. Remove the cling film from the butter and thinly slice on a chopping board. Press each butter slice between the slices of bread.

  4. Wrap the baguette in foil, place on a tray and bake for 5–6 mins, then peel back the foil. Cook for a further 4–5 mins to crisp up.

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