Let’s be honest, everyone loves a good garlic bread recipe. It’s a simple, guilty pleasure that many of us like to indulge. The simple combination of butter, crushed garlic, parsley and salt, generously lathered atop a good quality slice of crusty bread is unbeatable. We’ve experimented with a few combinations of the key ingredients and think we’ve found the right proportions for the perfect classic garlic bread recipe.

classic garlic bread recipe

Preparation Time: 5 minutes          /          Cooking Time: 5-8 minutes         /          Serves 6


  • a pinch of salt
  • 50g butter cubed, at room temperature
  • 6 slices crusty white bread
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 15g dried parsley



  1. Preheat your oven to 220oC fan forced.
  2. Mix together the butter, garlic, parsley and salt.
  3. Spread the garlic butter evenly over all 6 slices of bread.
  4. Place the bread on a lined baking tray and place in the oven for 5-8 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and serve.



If you want to add a twist to the classic recipe, try sprinkling some grated parmesan cheese over each slice of bread before putting them into the oven.