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Recipe: Charlotte Ree's Homemade Garlic Bread

Recipe by incredible food content creator, Charlotte Ree.

My journey of learning how to cook has all been about finding the simplest and easiest ways to make the most delicious dishes. From savoury to desserts, entrees to main, my recipes are uncomplicated, pared back and inexpensive. So, when it comes to the classics like a humble garlic bread, why not make it yourself at home. It’s the way I use up leftover, not quite fresh but not yet stale sourdough, or a fabulous use for a discounted day old French baguette from the supermarket.

The key here - copious amounts of melted butter and freshly minced garlic. You can make the bread in advance, leaving it wrapped in its foil for the herbed butter to infuse until you are ready to bake.


  • 1 French baguette, or 1 loaf of sourdough
  • 250g salted butter, melted
  • 4 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp parsley, finely diced
  • Sea salt flakes, for seasoning


  1. Preheat the oven to 200℃. Cut the baguette or bread almost all the way through, in 2cm slices, like you would a Hasselback potato.
  2. Combine the butter, garlic and parsley and using a pastry brush, brush the mixture over each cut side of sliced bread, as well as the top and sides too.
  3. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes. Slicing the baguette in half if need be to fit into your oven, wrap the baguette or loaf in foil and bake for 15 minutes until golden and crunchy. Serve immediately.

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