Hasselback Garlic Bread

Hasselback Garlic Bread

Hasselback Garlic Bread

Once you’ve made garlic bread like this - you’ll never go back! This is a gorgeous feature on any dinner table and is delicious served with anything from a chunky soup, weekend brunch or tangled bowl of saucy pasta.

You can either use a whole loaf like we have here or use a chunk of a loaf the size that suits the amount of people you’re serving. Use whichever bread you like (staler bread is ideal for this recipe) but we particularly love using Vegbred Sweet Potato Sourdough or Sweet Potato Bloomer for the added flavour and seedy texture!

 

Ingredients:

1 Loaf of Vegbred Sweet Potato Sourdough

150g Naturli block

1 or 2 cloves of garlic - the amount of garlic is completely up to you, depending how garlicky you want to go! 1 clove will give you a nice garlic hum… 2 cloves will pack in full garlic punch! We went for the punch!

Sea salt & Freshly ground black pepper

 

Method:

Pre - heat the oven to 180c / 350f / gas mark 4.

Peel and finely grate the garlic onto a board or into a bowl. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Dollop the Naturli butter on top of the garlic and with the back of a fork, mash it into the garlic for a minute of so until you have a lovely garlic butter.

Take your loaf or chunk of loaf and starting at one end, using a bread knife, cut slices but stop cutting just before you get to the base of the loaf so that everything stays held together.

Now take your garlic butter and place equal sized dollops into each slice and careful spread it on one side until you’ve run out of butter.

Wrap the your prepped hasselback loaf snugly in tin foil and place it on a backing tray. Pop the loaf in the oven and let it bake for about 15 minutes. Either serve as it is or for an extra crunchy crust - once the baking time is up, open up the foil and pop it back in the oven for a further 5 minutes or until it’s nice a crunchy!

 

Serve the garlic bread in the middle of the table for everyone to help themselves to a chunk to dunk and enjoy!

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