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Garlic Pizza Bread

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How to make garlic pizza bread

Once you make homemade garlic pizza bread from scratch, it’s hard to beat. It's a total hit with families, and is easier than you think to rustle up when there’s a spare bag of Allinson’s flour in your cupboards.

What’s better is, you can freeze any unused dough into little balls after the first rising, and after defrosting can be rolled out into pizza breads.

Smoother in garlic butter, and bake for the yummiest copy cat pizza express garlic bread – if pizza is your thing, why not give our pizza dough a go.

1Total Time
50Prep Time
10Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Mix together the flour, yeast and salt. Stir in the olive oil and water, and bring together with your hands to a dough. Knead on a floured surface for 10 minutes, or until the dough is smooth.

  2. Step 2:

    Put the dough bowl and cover with a damp tea towel. Set aside in a warm place for 60 minutes or until the dough is doubled in volume.

  3. Step 3:

    Meanwhile, season the butter with salt and mix in the garlic clove. Refrigerate until ready to use.

  4. Step 4:

    Knock back the dough and divide into 8 pieces. Roll into balls and then roll out thinly to a diameter of about 20 cm. To do this, use a floured rolling pin and keep turning the dough and rolling. Do not turn the dough over

  5. Step 5:

    Set out on a floured baking sheet or a floured tray. Cover with cling film or a tea towel and set aside for 30 minutes or so. Preheat the oven to 220° (210°C fan, gas mark 6).

  6. Step 6:

    Dab the dough with butter all over, taking care to got near the edges, so that they don't dry out. Bake for 10 minutes until golden. Serve hot. The garlic bread can be made ahead and stored for a day. To re-heat wrap it in tin foil and bake at 180 C/17 C fan/gas mark 5 for 10 minutes.


    • 300g Allinson's Strong White Bread Flour
    • 1 sachet Allinson's easy bake or time saver yeast
    • 1 tsp Salt
    • 1 tbsp Olive oil
    • 150ml Water (warm)
    • 200g Butter (unsalted)
    • 1 Garlic clove(s)


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Rolling pin
  • Baking tray
  • Clingfilm

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