15 Minute Garlic Bread

15 minute garlic bread half a loaf on a chopping board

This is Fork and Twist’s classic Garlic baguette. Think of it like the £1 garlic bread you can buy from the supermarket, but better. After learning how to make it yourself you won’t both buying them again. Super easy, super delicious and super quick. Perfect with our recent recipe: Lamb shoulder Ragu.

15 minute garlic bread pulled apart

How To Make it

This garlic bread is as good as it is because we use a pestle and mortar. If you don’t have one, we suggest you get one in your arsenal ASAP – it’s necessary for unlocking so much flavour in the kitchen.


The first step is to have apart baked baguette for the bread aspect. This allows us to finish the cooking in the oven, and after 10 minutes it is perfectly crisp on the outside and soft in the middle. The bread is sliced part of the way down roughly 8 times down the length of it to allow the garlic butter to seep into the individual bread portions. 


The second step is the garlic butter. We first make a garlic and parsley paste using a pestle and mortar to grind them into a smooth and fragrant paste. it also turned into a deep green colour, and when combined with the butter turns a light pale green – this colour often triggers your brain into thinking about garlic, because that’s how it comes in those £1 garlic baguettes from the supermarkets. Once you have the garlic and parsley paste, all it takes is to mix it with some butter and you’re ready to spread onto the bread. 


Use our recipe card below and our video guide to help you on your way to making incredible garlic bread, we know this will become a favourite in your household. 

15 minute garlic bread stacked

The Video

The Recipe

15 minute garlic bread half a loaf on a chopping board

15 Minute Garlic Bread

Sourbough part baked baguette smothered in smashed garlic and parsley butter and finsihed in the oven until soft on the inside and crisp on the outside.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 Baguette
Calories 850 kcal


  • Pestle and Mortar
  • Bread Knife
  • Butter Knife


  • 1 Part Baked Sourbough Baguette Any part baked baguette will do
  • 1 Small Garlic Clove
  • 1 Handful Fresh Parsley
  • 50 g Unsalted Butter, softened if cold, microwave on high for 10 second intervals until soft but not melted.
  • 1/2 tsp Salt


The Butter

  • Peel and roughly chop the garlic.
  • Roughly chop the parsely.
  • Add the chopped garlic and parsely to a pestle and mortar and sprinkle in the salt. Grind into a smooth paste.
  • Add the soft butter to the mortar and mix until fully combined with the butter.

The Bread

  • Create about 6-8 portions by slicing into the bread about 2/3 of the way down along the length - see pictures and the video.
  • Using a butter knife, spread a generous amount of garlic butter into each opening on both sides of the bread.


  • Pre heat oven to 180c (fan assisted)
  • Bake on a foil lined baking tray for about 10 minutes or until lightly golden on top.


  1. Using a pestle and mortar to grind the garlic and parsley into a paste unlocks incredible flavour and takes the garlic butter to the next level. 
  2. Using a part baked baguette allows you to finish the bread in the oven perfectly, so it's fully cooked through and soft on the inside but crisp on the outside. 
  3. Chopping the parsley and garlic first gives the paste a head start - it makes it easier to grind. 
Keyword Bread, Garlic
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I'm James. A full time technical analyst and part time home cook. I live in London, England and run the Fork & Twist website. I'm passionate about good food and I'm so happy you're checking out one of my recipes.