Garlic bread


1 small wholemeal baguette

50g butter or soft spread

2 cloves of garlic

15ml spoon fresh parsley


Garlic press, chopping board, sharp knife, small bowl, mixing spoon, bread knife, spreading knife, foil.


  1. Preheat oven to 200ºC, gas mark 6.
  2. Peel and crush the garlic.
  3. Chop the fresh parsley.
  4. Mix the fat, garlic and parsley together in a small bowl.
  5. Cut the baguette into slices.
  6. Spread the garlic butter onto each slice.
  7. Wrap the baguette in foil.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  9. Peel foil back and bake for a further 5 minutes until crunchy.

Top tips:

  • Use a plant based spread (such as olive oil or sunflower spread) - it is lower in saturated fat than butter.
  • Try wraps, rolls, naan or pitta bread for a change.
  • Bread can be kept in the freezer to keep it fresh for longer.


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