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Cheesy garlic bread baguette

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How to make garlic bread baguette

The perfect addition to any pizza or pasta dish, this tasty cheesy garlic bread is wonderful. The cheesy garlic butter can be made in advance and frozen or chilled, it also makes an interesting homemade gift to share with friends and family.

125Total Time
1Prep Time
25Bake Time
4Serves
Easy

Method

  1. Step 1:

    To make the garlic butter, blend the butter in a food mixer to soften.

  2. Step 2:

    Chop the parsley finely, then add to the butter with the garlic puree, parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Step 3:

    Once combined, remove from the bowl with a spatula and spoon on to the centre of a piece of cling film. Gently roll the cling film up into a sausage shape, moulding with your hands.

  4. Step 4:

    Secure each end and chill or freeze.

  5. Step 5:

    For the baguettes, mix together all of the ingredients in a bowl until full incorporated.

  6. Step 6:

    Knead the dough in a machine with a dough hook for 5 minutes or by hand for 10.

  7. Step 7:

    Place the dough in an oiled bowl and cover with a damp tea towel or oiled cling film and leave to double in size.

  8. Step 8:

    Tip the dough on to an oiled surface and knock back the dough, then roll into shape.

  9. Step 9:

    Place on a baking tray and allow to double in size.

  10. Step 10:

    Preheat an oven to 220°C (200°C, gas mark 7).

  11. Step 11:

    Slash the baguette three times then bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

  12. Step 12:

    Reduce the temperature to 200°C and cook for a further 5 minutes or until golden brown. Leave the oven on.

  13. Step 13:

    Once baked allow to cool before partially slicing into 8 segments, being careful not to cut the slices completely from the baguette.

  14. Step 14:

    Slice your garlic butter into 8 thin slices and tuck each one into the cuts of your baguette.

  15. Step 15:

    Sprinkle with additional parmesan to make it extra cheesy.

  16. Step 16:

    Wrap the baguette in tin foil and leave in the oven for 15 minutes allowing the butter to melt. Serve, whilst warm.

Ingredients

  • For the garlic butter

    • 60g Butter (softened)
    • 1 tbsp Garlic puree
    •  Parsley (a handful, fresh, chopped)
    • 3 tbsp Parmesan (grated, plus extra for sprinkling)
    • 0pinch Salt
    • 0pinch Pepper
  • For the baguette

    • 250g Allinson's Strong white bread flour
    • 1 tsp Easy bake yeast
    • 1 tsp Salt
    • 30ml Olive oil
    • 175ml Warm water
    • 1 tbsp Parmesan (grated, for sprinkling)

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