How To Make Garlic Bread From Scratch (Tasty)

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Garlic bread is an international snack, which is almost everyone’s favourite, and it goes well with spaghetti, tomato soup or any other vegetable soup.

One can also enjoy it with Italian pasta and other kinds of stew. It will be a perfect evening snack at your home if you learn how to make Garlic bread from Scratch.

Here is the complete recipe to let you know about the steps of how to make garlic bread from scratch and, here is another recipe to make another variant, that is, cheesy garlic bread.

Although the entire process is very bulky and time-consuming, the taste and the aroma is no doubt worth it.

garlic bread from scratch

How To Cook Garlic Bread From Scratch

The preparation time is 2 hours and thirty minutes. The cooking time mostly seems to be revolving around 30 minutes. So, the total time will be for three hours. And this will yield two serving.

The garlic bread is a snack item of international cuisine.

Ingredients required for the Garlic bread


  • ¼ cup of warm milk
  • 1 teaspoon of dry yeast / any yeast
  •  3.1 teaspoon of sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • ¾ teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup of plain flour / Maida / all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of oil


  • ¼ cup of butter, melted
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of coriander leaves, finely chopped

how to make garlic bread


  • 3 tablespoons of plain flour / Maida / all-purpose flour, to dust
  • ¼ cup of mozzarella or any specific cheese of choice
  • 2 teaspoons of chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of mixed herbs


The Step-by-Step Guide How to Make Garlic bread From Scratch


 Step 1- Take a large mixing bowl and add warm milk, dry yeast, and sugar.

Step 2 -Mix them well together.

Step 3- Now let them rest for 5 minutes.

Step 4- Now add a pinch of salt, garlic and oregano.

Step 5- Then add butter and Maida.

Step 6- Then start to knead the dough.

Step 7- Coat the dough with oil.

Step 8-Now let the dough rest for 2 hours.

how to make garlic bread from scratch


Step 1- Start to punch the dough.

Step 2- Take a small bowl to add to it butter, garlic and coriander leaves and mix them thoroughly.

Step 3- Now, the prepared garlic butter needs to be spread generously over the dough.

Step 4- Next, the mozzarella cheese needs to be topped on half of the dough.

Step 5- You may season it with chilli flakes and oregano.

Step 6- The dough should now be folded, and the edges need to be sealed.

Step 7- Next, brush a generous amount of prepared garlic butter.

Step 8- Chilli flakes and mixed herbs can also act as good topping agents.

Step 9- A slight cutting should be done on the bread to make them look attractive.

Step 10- Preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius and bake it for 15 minutes.

Step 11- At last cut the garlic bread into pieces and do the serving.

garlic bread

The Step-by-Step Guide to making cheesy garlic bread:

Garlic dough recipe:

Step 1- Take a large mixing bowl and in it take ¼ cup of warm milk.

Step 2- Mix one teaspoon of dry yeast to it.

Step 3- Then add one teaspoon of sugar and mix well to activate the yeast.

Step 4- Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes or wait till the yeast gets activated. The milk then turns frothy, which eventually indicates the activation of the yeast.

Step 5- Next, add a pinch of salt.

Step 6- Then, add garlic and oregano to it. Then add butter

Step 7-Now add Maida and start kneading the dough.

Step 8- Now punch the dough well and knead to make it a smooth and soft dough.

Step 9- Coating, the dough with oil, needs to be done if the kneading is not soft.

Step 10- Now, tuck the dough well till it is smooth.

Step 11- Now cover and rest the dough in a warm place for about 2 hours.


  1. After 2 hours, punch the dough in order to remove the excess air present in the dough.
  2. Put a little Maida on working station and knead for some more time.
  3. 3. Make the dough to form a ball.
  4. Then, gently pat to form an oval shape.
  5. To make the garlic butter, mix in butter, garlic and coriander leaves.
  6. Then, spread the prepared garlic butter over the dough generously.
  7. Now, top with a generous amount of mozzarella cheese on half of the dough.
  8. You may also season with chilli flakes and oregano.
  9. Then, fold the dough and pinch the edges.

garlic bread

Cheesy garlic bread.

  1. The edges should be adequately sealed to ensure that cheese doesn’t flow out of the creases.
  2. Then, transfer to the baking tray lined with butter paper.
  3. Next, brush a generous amount of prepared garlic butter.
  4. You may also top with chilli flakes and mixed herbs.
  5. Make marks over bread without cutting them fully, with a knife.
  6. Now heat an oven and then place the bread into it.
  7. Now bake the bread at 180 degree Celsius or at 356 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes or till the bread turns golden brown.
  8. Now cut the garlic bread into pieces.

You may now serve cheesy garlic bread with mayo or tomato ketchup.

Tips and Tricks: 

  1. always try to use warm water or milk to soak yeast.
  2. Always, let the dough to rest for a minimum of 2 hours.
  3. Always knead the dough well; otherwise, the garlic bread will turn hard and chewy.
  4. If you want to make it more flavoured, add more Italian seasonings.
  5. Always try to serve the garlic bread hot to find it cheesy and tasty.

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