Have you ever considered making your own garlic bread?
Garlic bread is a tasty accompaniment to a meal, but due to the fact that it’s so easily available in shops, you have probably never considered making it yourself. Shop bought garlic bread is traditionally very high in calories, due to the amount of butter added. It is also high in added salt, to help preserve it whilst it’s sitting on the shop’s shelf.
Making your own garlic bread can not only reduce the calories and salt content, but also save you money. This recipe will show you how. This recipe is for 2 garlic baguette, but if you only need to make 1, just half the quantities.
- 2 baguettes (I used the part-baked type – you can also use ciabatta, French stick or large finger rolls)
- 100g reduced fat olive spread
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 / 200 degrees C
- Slice the baguettes into about 8 segments with a sharp knife – however don’t cut all the way through – don’t separate the segments from the baguette
- Mix the spread and crushed garlic in a bowl
- Spread the spread & garlic mixture thinly onto both sides of each segment
- Pop the baguettes on a baking tray, and bake for 10 minutes until lightly browned
This meal will serve 4-5 adults
Cost per serving
I bought all the ingredients to make these 2 garlic baguettes for 70p. I have costed this out as the price for 2 garlic baguettes, as this is what you’d normally get in a twin pack from the shops. I bought part-baked baguettes (pack of 2) from Lidl for 39p. The garlic cost 45p for 3 whole bulbs. You only need 2 cloves, so you can use the rest for another time (included 1/4 of this garlic in the costing). 500g of spread costs around £1, so 100g as used in this recipe cost 20p. A twin-pack from the shop would normally be around £1, so you’re also saving some money!