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Easily Make Garlic and Cheese Bread From Scratch In Under an Hour

Updated on January 16, 2018

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Easily Make Garlic and Cheese Bread From Scratch in Under an Hour

 If you're cooking for one, you quickly realise that it's just not worth it ... it's just me ... I won't bother.  And when it comes to baking your own bread then even if you buy a breadmaker sometimes you just want bread "now" and not in 3 hours' time!

That's what's so great about this cheese and garlic bread: it's quick, it's easy - it's ideal for one person.  Although you actually make enough to serve four people that's OK because you can eat it over the next 2-3 days (or halve the recipe), but the main thing is it's easy to make so you don't feel it's taken you half a day just for one!


Garlic and Cheese Bread In Under an Hour: Ingredients

  • 250 grams Self Raising Flour (or plain flour with 2 teaspoons of baking powder added; in the US this is all purpose flour).  US measurements: 2 cups.
  • 100 grams strong cheese, grated (cheddar is ideal, but any hard cheese). US measurements: 1 cup.
  • 30 grams/2 tablespoons sugar.
  • 3 grams/¾ teaspoon garlic powder.
  • 200-220 millilitres milk.  US measurements: ¾ cup.
  • 35 millilitres/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg

I've tried to include all measurements here as there are several ways that people cook.   If you have cups of the right size it can be easier to use these to measure out ingredients, but if you're lucky enough to have some digital weighing scales then you might prefer to be more precise.

Garlic and Cheese Bread In Under an Hour: Method

  1. Mix together the flour, sugar, garlic powder and cheese in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk together the vegetable oil with the milk and egg.
  3. Stir the wet mix into the dry ingredients.
  4. Pour the mix into a greased 1lb loaf pan.
  5. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C 350°F (Gas Mark 4). for 50-60 minutes or until a sharp knife inserted near the middle comes out clean - note that if it's just showing steam/wetness it's done, this instruction means to come out with none of the mix stuck to the knife.
  6. Cool your loaf for 10-15 minutes before taking it out of your loaf tin and leaving it on a wire rack to cool totally.
  7. Serve hot, warm or cold!

Garlic and Cheese Bread in Under an Hour: Alternatives

This recipe is quite forgiving - and you might like to adjust the recipe yourself once you've done it the first time.  If you find it comes out a little dry, then use less milk. 

The ingredients measurements work, but feel free to try more/less of the cheese and the garlic to better suit your individual taste!

This is a nice moist garlic bread that goes great as a snack, as a side dish to chilli, it's super served with a BarBQ meal or to take to a party to share with friends.

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    • Kristen Howe profile image

      Kristen Howe 

      2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Easy peasy, I would love to do this at home. I know my mother made garlic bread out of English muffins and added garlic powder to it. I would have to give this a try.

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      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks for the hub , bookmaark this page when i get the cheese

    • earner profile imageAUTHOR

      Dedicated Content Curator 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I'm glad you enjoyed this easy garlic and cheese bread. You've done an interesting variation there too!

      I often make a quick garlic bread to accompany chilli, or simply as a snack when friends drop in.

    • earner profile imageAUTHOR

      Dedicated Content Curator 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      As much as I'd love to make this easy garlic bread in under an hour, just to take a photo for you .... I don't have an oven at the moment - or good lighting/space to take a photo.

      Maybe in the future, when I get a home with an oven :(

      I'm travelling at the moment.

    • Eileen Goodall profile image

      Eileen Goodall 

      7 years ago from Buckinghamshire, England

      No piccie? Need to see what this looks like before I even attempt it - I'm a visual sort of gal. I'll keep checking back incase you add one.

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      Misty Wright 

      7 years ago

      Trying this tonight. thanks

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      8 years ago

      Hi earner.

      Happy New Year.

      Just happened by your hub on bread making.

      In the winter months i bake my own bread. Must add, i buy the ready mixed ingredients.

      This recipe sounds great and will give it a try this week.

      A little bit late on my part but thanks for sharing.

      Take care.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      Rachel Richmond 

      8 years ago from California

      Thank you for posting this hub - I'm gonna try it! Yay!

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      9 years ago

      AWESOME! I made this in less than an hour in Phoenix Arizona. I baked it at about 420 degrees for about 20 minutes, forgot the salt and sugas, and I put the cheese on top like Hungry Howies Pizza does, and doubled the recipe, and made 3 rectangular flat loaves out of it, and after the cheese and seasonings, sprayed them with a mist of water from a spray bottle, and My wife and a friend and I loved it. THANKS!! :-)....

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      9 years ago

      It's basically a biscuit with garlic and cheese put into a loaf instead of individual rounds. It's good, but not quite as fabulous as I was expecting.

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      9 years ago

      this isn't techinqaly under an hour

    • Winsome profile image


      10 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Wow, cheese bread without yeast, how easy is that? Thanks for the recipe. Also Nick B, I'm not a Dorset man, I'm from Texas, but can I borrow your phrase....I've always wanted an excuse to use it....earner I think I'll give it a go! Cheers.

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      10 years ago from Michigan

      Sounds great. I used to make cheese bread every year for Thanksgiving dinner, but haven't made it for the last couple years. You've inspired me to do it again this year.

    • earner profile imageAUTHOR

      Dedicated Content Curator 

      10 years ago from United Kingdom

      If you don't have any eggs and still want to make this easy garlic bread, then you can try to substitute the egg with a ¼ cup of liquid, so perhaps ¼ cup of milk if you have it (even if it's made from dried milk powder), or water at a push.

      The thing with cookery is every recipe is an experiment. You start with the original recipe, then over time you adjust it to suit your own oven, likes/dislikes and available items.

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      10 years ago from Wethersfield, CT

      Sounds Yummy! The only thing I'm missing is the cheese.

      and the milk

      can I substitute the egg with something else?

      hmmm...have to check on the flour situation.

      Seriously...I can't wait to try it..I'll let you know how it comes out!


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      Nick B 

      10 years ago from Normandy, France

      As a fellow Dorset man who only has his girlfriend and a cat, this recipe sounds superb. I am eager to give it a go.

      Perhaps I can come up with a recipe that will suit you too!

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      Tammy Cornett 

      10 years ago from Ohio

      This sounds really good--I definitely will give it a try--sounds like something my guys will love!


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