Garlic, bread and butter


In April I planted tiny slivers of garlic in to the vegetable patch and have waited patiently ever since, eagerly anticipating plump bulbs to be used generously in almost every savoury dish that I cook.

Last Sunday was harvest day and I was not disappointed.  To celebrate our little crop I made this magnificent garlic bread…you must try it!

Garlic and parmesan bread
Recipe adapted from Seasons, by Donna Hay
Serves: 6
  • 1 loaf sourdough bread
  • 125 g butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • ½ cup 40g finely grated parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil leaves
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (390°F). Use a sharp serrated knife to slice the bread into 1cm-wide pieces, ensuring you don’t cut all the way through the loaf.
  2. Place butter, garlic, salt and pepper in a small saucepan over low heat and stir until the butter is melted. Add the parmesan and basil and stir to combine.
  3. Carefully separate the bread slices and brush the insides with the garlic butter mixture. Wrap the loaf with foil and place on a baking tray.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden.

November 17, 2011


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    November 11, 2011

    Now I am hungry – that looks delish. I hope Mum and Dad's garlic is already when I get home.

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    November 13, 2011

    I love garlic bread! I bet you made the sourdough loaf too didn't you?

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    Jane S

    November 13, 2011

    Thanks girls…yes Miss Piggy home-made sourdough…where will it end?

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    November 14, 2011

    yum! I wish we could harvest our bulbs now – we've still got at least a month and a half to wait!

    xx Amy

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    November 15, 2011

    Home-grown garlic, how exciting! I look forward to seeing what other marvellous veggies you harvest. Loving the blog so far:)


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