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Homemade Garlic Bread


Makes 1 loaf


1 bulb garlic, cloves separated

Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/4 teaspoon dried yeast

1 cup warm water

3 to 3 - 1/2 cups bread flour

1 - 1/2 teaspoons salt


 Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Toss the cloves of garlic with 2 tablespoons olive oil and place them in a small baking dish.  Cover with foil and bake for 25 to 30 minutes; uncover and continue baking until the garlic is soft and creamy.  Cool, then slip the skins off the garlic and set the cloves aside.

Increase oven temperature to 375°F at least 20 minutes prior to baking the bread.

Dissolve the yeast in 1/2 cup of the water; allow it to stand covered for a few minutes.  Stir in the remaining water and begin adding the flour with the salt a little at a time until a ball of dough is obtained.  Do not add too much flour or the bread will be tough.

Knead until smooth; place the dough in a large bowl, cover and allow to rise until doubled in size.

Punch the dough down and knead on a floured surface into a smooth ball.  Insert cloves of garlic randomly in the dough.  Place on a lightly greased baking sheet or on a peel and let it rise again until almost doubled in size.

Slash the top in a few places with a lame and bake until nicely browned.


This recipe is featured on show 1801, Garlic for Health – Aglio per Salute.


  1. Lois Lane James's avatar

    Lois Lane James

    Today, I discovered your "site" by looking for a home-made garlic bread recipe.
    I made it following your instructions and using your Video ( very helpful) and,
    have to sy that even on my first attempt - it was absolutely delicious !

    I look forward to trying some of your othe recipes .

    Thank you for helping us maintain " traditional home- made" cooking.

    Musically yours,

    Lois Lane
  2. Tina's avatar


    I tried this recipe today, and it was perfect...I'll never buy garlic bread again! I made it by mixing and kneading it in my kitchenaid. Thank you so much for sharing!
  3. Lois Raimondi Munchel's avatar

    Lois Raimondi Munchel

    I just made dough and waiting for it to rise. The recipe is different than the video. The video shows 1 cup of warm water, recipe says 1/2 cup. List of ingred. and instructions are different, in that the recipe calls for only amt. of oil for bowl, the video calls for oil to be added to mix. Since I just read the recipe, not realizing video deviated, I hope it still turns out. Only time will tell. Wish whomever posts recipes would make sure video and recipe are in agreement. I'll know next time..

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