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Cheesy Garlic Bread Loaf

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Get ready to fall for this cheesy garlic bread loaf. It's stuffed with garlicky goodness and melty mozzarella - the perfect side dish or party appetiser
PREP TIME
10 minutes
COOK TIME
20 minutes
SERVES
6-8

About this recipe

Experience the tempting scent and delicious taste of this Cheesy Garlic Bread Loaf. Ideal for a relaxed outdoor barbecue or a family dinner at home, this recipe combines fresh thyme, smooth mozzarella, and my irresistible homemade garlic butter. This mixture transforms a basic Turkish bread into an extraordinary dish. This recipe is distinct from our classic Garlic Bread Rolls, as it presents a unique take on a traditional bread dish that’s sure to impress your guests. Moreover, the homemade garlic butter used here isn’t just tasty but also versatile, making it a key ingredient in our delightful Mediterranean Bruschetta. Enjoy the pleasure of baking this cheesy garlic bread loaf, as we blend classic methods with a modern touch. Be sure to check out my other recipes for meals that combine fresh, straightforward ingredients into something truly special.

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Ingredients

  • 1 large loaf of Turkish bread
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • A handful of fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese Salt to taste
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Notes from Rouba

  • Use fresh ingredients, especially fresh thyme, and garlic, for better flavour.
  • Be careful not to cut through the bread when making diagonal cuts.
  • Allow the butter to cool slightly before adding to garlic and thyme to avoid cooking them.
  • Pour the garlic butter mixture gradually and ensure it seeps into all sections of the bread.
  • Generously stuff the cuts with mozzarella for a cheese pull effect.
  • Baking time may vary based on oven type and size of loaf, keep an eye on it to avoid over-browning.
  • What is Turkish Bread 

Method

Step 1.

Preheat your oven to 160 degrees Celsius.

Using a sharp knife, make diagonal cuts across the top of the loaf of Turkish bread. Be careful not to cut all the way through. Repeat the process in the opposite direction to create a diamond or square pattern, forming sections within the loaf.

Step 2.

Peel the garlic cloves and mince them. Then, pick the thyme leaves from their stems.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Once melted, remove it from the heat and let it cool slightly.

Pour the slightly cooled melted butter into the minced garlic and thyme, leaving out the residue at the bottom of the saucepan to ensure a visually appealing final product. Use a blender or a hand mixer to blend this mixture together until well combined.

Gradually pour the garlic and thyme-infused butter over the bread, ensuring it seeps into all the cuts. Gently pull apart the sections of the bread to make sure the butter mixture penetrates well.

 

Step 3.

Step 4.

Stuff the cuts in the bread with the shredded mozzarella cheese, ensuring all the pockets are well filled.

Lightly sprinkle salt over the top of the bread.

Place the prepared loaf on a baking sheet and bake it in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the bread is crispy on top.

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17 Responses

  1. My son bought me home this bread from work. So I made the cheesy garlic bread to go with Veggie soup !!! The bread was the biggest hit of the meal … so yummy maybe skip the soup and just eat the bread … lol

  2. An absolute winner in my household. I needed at least two of these as the kids loved it. It’s clean ingredients homemade and I actually won’t buy garlic bread from the shops anymore due to making this and I froze one to have on hand.

  3. Sound easy and delicious. Thank you for sharing, maybe one day when I’m not lazy I could make it at home.

  4. This Garlic bread Looks so Amazing. The Final look is very appetizing
    Thanks for sharing the Receipe with complete procedure and your Professional Tips

  5. Just made a small version, used lemon thyme as I have in garden the flavour was amazing and just had it with salad. Simple quick and definitely making again.
    Thank yy

  6. Such an easy recipe to follow and tasted delicious!!! I’ll definitely be making again, 1 loaf wasn’t enough! Thank you for sharing! P.s. your notes came in handy 💕💕💕

  7. Hello, I just love all your recipes. Definitely going to try it. I am from Pakistan and love to watch whatever you share about your life.

  8. I love garlic bread I will definitely try this.It’s really easy and simple recipe thank you

    1. This is the best cheesy garlic bread that we have ever tasted! Said everyone that tasted this cheesy garlic bread which I made last weekend when I had a dinner party at my house. Thanks so much for the easy to follow recipe, I will definitely be making this again very soon. 😊 p.s I love how you have the ingredients, notes and method it’s fail proof for people like me and your sister who don’t spend too much time in the kitchen 🤣

  9. What a winner this recipe is! Handful of ingredients and comes together in no time, definitely a crowd pleaser👍🏾
    Anjad Rouba,Anjad😀

  10. I made this in my airfryer with a portion of a ‘foot long’ roll. So quick and easy and absolutely delicious. I’m thinking of making some for the freezer so that I can pop it in the airfryer any time we feel a craving hit. Thanks for sharing, Rouba!

  11. This was so yummy and cheesy .. just the perfect balance of garlicky buttery cheesy goodness .. it is a must try with any Italian meal or even just on its own.

  12. This is the best cheesy garlic bread that we have ever tasted! Said everyone that tasted this cheesy garlic bread which I made last weekend when I had a dinner party at my house. Thanks so much for the easy to follow recipe, I will definitely be making this again very soon. 😊 p.s I love how you have the ingredients, notes and method it’s fail proof for people like me and your sister who don’t spend too much time in the kitchen 🤣

  13. Thanks a ton for sharing this recipe and thank Goodness I tried it!! It was really fantastic, with each and every cheesy bite melting in our mouth. My daughters enjoyed every bit of it and are already wanting it to be cooked again! With so less effort we got something really yum to eat!

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